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Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14: Scientific Reports. Series A and Part 1 of Series C; with BANZ Antarctic Research Expedition 1929-1931: Scientific Reports. Series A, B and C.
Sydney & Adelaide: Government Printer; Mawson Institute, Adelaide, 1976. In fine condition, as issued.. Five volumes in 26 parts, quarto; [and] fourteen volumes in 63 parts, quarto, with photographic plates, charts and maps throughout; very good, clean sets in original grey printed wrappers. First editions of these voluminous and expensively produced reports. The complete set of the "A" series of official scientific reports from the Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14 (and the first part of Series C), and a complete run of the British Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) 1929-31 edited by Sir Douglas Mawson; in fine condition. Two other series of reports from the first expedition were published and the full set of reports issued from 1916 to 1947 comprised altogether ninety-one separate publications grouped into three series, made up of twenty two volumes. The reports were handsome publications, with photographs and charts of high quality. This fine set of Series "A" comprises the expedition's work on Geography, Geology, and Glaciology. Series "B" covered Meteorology, Aural Observations, Wireless Observations, Magnetics, Tides; and Series "C" Zoology, Botany, Bacteriology. The reports from the second expedition comprise: Series A [Geographical Report, Geology, Hydrology & Magnetism] 10 parts in 4 volumes. Series B [Biology including Fishes, Birds, Invertebrates & Plants] comprises 51 parts in 10 volumes. Volume 1 in Series A, published in 1963, is the lengthy 'Geographical Report based on the Mawson Papers' by A. Grenfell Price (xviii, 241 pages with 57 plates and 5 maps plus a frontispiece portrait, 7 folding maps and the full list of BANZARE reports printed on the inside of both covers)."The work emanating from the expedition ranks it as one of the great scientific expeditions of the heroic era" [Rosove, p. 252]. Provenance: Private collection (Australia)
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