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Re: [BKARTS] Antartic Artists' Book

I believe the book title should be Aurora Australis! Abe books (http://www.abebooks.com/ ) has one copy listing for US$95,000. From the description:

Published at the Winter Quarters of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907, During the Winter Months of April, May, June and July of 1908. Illustrated with Lithographs and Etchings by George Marston. Printed at the Sign of 'The Penguins'; by Joyce and Wild. Latitude 77 deg. 32' South. Longitude 166 deg. 12' East. Antarctica. .... Printed at the Sign of the Penguins; The leaves are punctured along the inner margin and secured with a silken cord and leather hinges to the inside of the venesta boards which form the covers. The boards were obtained from empty packing cases and are variously stencilled, this copy having the date 1903 [from BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1903] on the inside front board and 40 x 1 LBS CHOCOLATE on the inside rear board. The volumes were bound by Bernard Day (the mechanic) who used old harness leather on which was stamped Aurora Australis and the two penguins as a Trade Mark...

Marc A. Murison
Wheaton, MD

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