AURORA AUSTRALIS


Aurora Owners by Group



Launched: 31 December 2018.         Last updated: 1 January 2019



Introduction

This page is a summary of the more extensive Details by copy page and supplements the Names & Owners page.

  AURORA AUSTRALIS -Census Groups   Confirmed and inspected    
    Confirmed  
  #### Not confirmed  
   
A PUBLIC or INSTITUTIONAL OWNERSHIP (01-99) Present Previous  Copy  Numbers
  Owner / Name      Copy No No No No
1 Australian Antarctic Division. Davis copy. Firth copy. ANARE copy. 20  
2 British Library. Streeter copy. 32 250  
3 John Carter Brown Library. Swan copy. 1  
4 Canterbury Museum. Nuttall copy.  29 289  
5 Christ's College, Cambridge. Priestley copy. 11    
6 Columbia University. Bassett Jones copy. 2  
7 Dartmouth College. Stefansson copy. 3  
8 Dulwich College. Kipling copy. Rowlett copy. 12 280  
9 Dundee Heritage Trust. Joel copy. Discovery copy. 13  
10 Eton College. Eckstein copy. 35  
11 Harvard University. Frost copy. 4  
12 Huntington Library. Edith Shackleton copy. 5  
13 Kislak Foundation. Maylin copy. Bernacchi copy. 41 268 303 312
14 Library of Congress 6  
15 Morgan Library 7  
16 Museum Victoria. Eager copy. Ramsay copy. 25  
17 National Library of Australia. Kivell copy. 21  
18 National Library of Australia. White copy. 33  
19 National Library of Scotland 14  
20 National Maritime Museum. Dawson-Lambton copy. 15 282  
21 National Maritime Museum. Elspeth Invernairn copy. 16  
22 National Trust Sissinghurst Castle Garden. Carnock copy.  45  
23 New York Public Library. Spencer copy. 8  
24 Newberry Library. Marshall copy. Kendall copy. Fitzgerald copy. 34 168  
25 Oates Collection 42  
26 Royal Collections Windsor Castle 17  
27 Royal Geographical Society 43 206  
28 Scott Polar Research Institute. Emily Shackleton copy. Mill copy. 18  
29 Scott Polar Research Institute. Priestley copy. 36  
30 South Australian Museum. Mawson copy. 37  
31 State Library of N.S.W. Dixson Library 22  
32 State Library of N.S.W. Mitchell Library 23  
33 State Library of South Australia. Symon copy. 26  
34 State Library of Tasmania. Davis copy. 24  
35 State Library of Victoria. Mackeller copy. 44  
36 Turnbull Library. Kinsey copy. 30  
37 Turnbull Library. Turnbull copy. 31  
38 Turnbull Library. Truscott copy. 40 273  
39 University of Adelaide. Mawson copy. 27  
40 UCLA. Goodwin copy.  9 169  
41 University of Chicago 10  
42 University of New England. Griffith Taylor copy. Davis copy. 28  
43 University of Oxford. Bodleian Library. Ehrman copy. 19  
   
   
B PRIVATE OWNERSHIP (100-149) Present Previous  Copy  Numbers
  Owner / Name Copy No No No No
1 Seattle copy. Lascaux copy. 100 306  
2 Campbell copy. 101  
3 Crawford copy. Starr copy. Miss Wild copy. Holmes copy. 102 259 288  
4 Bay Area collector. Greene copy. Renard 1994. 103 133 255  
5 Santa Monica copy. Sheaf copy. Baume copy. 105 314  
6 Lord Shackleton copy. 106  
7 Stephenson copy. F. Edwards 1978.  107 251  
8 Taaffe copy. Belle Donaldson copy. Skellerup copy. 108 157 290  
9 Taurus copy. Dropmore copy. 109 261 286 311
10 Ernest Joyce copy. Krementz copy. 110 309  
11 Harrison/Metz copy. 111  
12 Jephcott copy. 113  
13 Norfolk, UK copy. Scott-Fawcett copy. 114  
14 West Coast USA copy.Hill copy. Manney copy. 115  
15 Scotland copy. Wordie copy. 117 163  
16 Private Collection Perth Australia Copy 1 119  
17 Private Collection Perth Australia Copy 2 120  
18 Private Collection New Mexico 121  
19 Fitzsimmons copy. Porter copy. West Virginia copy. 122 267 302 319
20 Private Collection New Zealand. White copy. Reaney copy. 123  
21 Brocklehurst copy.Von Haeften copy. 124 201  
22 Private Collection San Rafael California 125  
23 Simper copy. Lysaght copy 126 274  
24 Cotton copy. Priestley copy. 127  
25 Chrisant copy. Bogoievski copy. 128  
26 Aeneas Mackintosh copy. Dowler copy. 130  
27 Murray copy. 131  
28 Lady Grey copy. Meridian copy. 135 269  
29 Norway copy. Cooper copy. Wild copy. Holmes copy. Keynes copy. 136 270  
   
   
C PRIVATE ANONYMOUS OWNERSHIP (150-199) Present Previous  Copy  Numbers
  Owner / Name Copy No No No No
1 Argentina Private Collection #1 150  
2 Australia Private Collection #1 NSW 151  
3 Australia Private Collection #2 NSW 152  
4 Australia Private Collection #3 NSW 153  
5 Australia Private Collection #4 Victoria 154  
6 Australia Private Collection #5 Victoria 155  
7 France Private Collection #1 156  
8 New Zealand Private Collection #2 Near Lower Hutt 158  
9 New Zealand Private Collection #3 Near Wellington 159  
10 UK Private Collection #1 Oxford 160  
11 UK Private Collection #2 London 161  
12 UK Private Collection #3 Sutton Coldfield 162 200  
13 UK Private Collection #5 Middlesex 164  
14 UK Private Collection #8 London 167  
   
   
D COPIES THAT LACK PROVENANCE, ETC. (200-249) Present Previous  Copy  Numbers
  Owner / Name Copy No No No No
1 Bluntisham/Walcot (probably copy 162) 200  
2 Herbert Dyce Murphy 202  
3 University of Otago, Hocken Library 203  
4 Clare Lodge 204  
5 Prof. Edgeworth David 207  
6 Sir John Smith 209  
7 Kucharek copy 210  
   
   
  COPIES THAT HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM ONE GROUP AND ASSIGNED TO ANOTHER        
   
A From Group A to Group E: 38  
1 Scott Polar Research Library - Dunlop Dummy copy (no text or illustration) 39 317  
2 Scott Polar Research Institute. Dunlop Giant Tick copy.    
     
B From Group B to Group A:    
     East Coast collector to Turnbull Library. Truscott copy. 40 273  
B From Group B to Group E:    
1    Levinson copy. Buckley copy. 104 166 271 308
2    Brooke-Hitching copy. 112 315  
3    Antipodean Books 116 165?  
4    Brian Frost copy. 118 277 210  
5    Stewart copy #1. Zst copy. Renard copy. Since sold. 129 254 264  
6    Maggs copy. Since sold. 132  
7    Stewart #2. Stancomb-Wills copy.  134 266  
8    Sothebys 2016 137 316  
     
C From Group C to Group A:    
     USA Private Collection #1 Illinois. Newberry Library. 168 34  
     USA Private Collection #2 Los Angeles area. UCLA. 169 9  
C From Group C to Group B:    
     New Zealand Private Collection #1 Near Christchurch. Taaffe copy. 157 108 290  
     UK Private Collection #4 Scotland. Wordie copy. 163 117  
C From Group C to Group E:    
     UK Private Collection #6 Hertfordshire. Antipodean copy. 165 116?  
     UK Private Collection #7 Levinson copy. 166 271  
   
D From Group D; now retired  
1 Formerly Ramsay copy. Now in Group A: Museum Victoria. Copy 25. - - 208  
2 Formerly Kendall copy. Now in Group A: Newberry Library. Copy 34. - - 205  
3 Formerly Royal Geographical Society. Now in Group A: Royal Geographical Society. Copy 43. - - 206  
4 Vacant (formerly Brocklehurst copy). Now in Group B: Johnny Von Haeften. Now Copy 124. - - 201  
   
   
E COPIES THAT HAVE SOLD AT AUCTION OR BY BOOKSELLERS BUT WHOSE PRESENT WHEREABOUTS ARE UNKNOWN. (250 & higher)  
  SOME OF THESE COPIES NO DOUBT ALSO APPEAR ABOVE, OWNED BY INSTITUTIONS OR INDIVIDUALS OR OTHERWISE ACCOUNTED FOR.  
  INDICATES THAT COPY APPEARS ABOVE IN GROUP A or B.  
  INDICATES THAT A COPY IS KNOWN TO EXIST AND COULD BE ASSIGNED TO GROUP A or B BUT OWNERSHIP IS NOT ASSIGNED THEREFORE COPY REMAINS IN THIS GROUP BUT COUNTED IN THE TOTAL CENSUS.  
  Present Previous  Copy  Numbers
  Owner / Name / Sale (arranged chronologically) Copy No No No No
1 Sotheby's, London, February 6, 1912 307  
2 Hodgson & Co., London, March 20, 1912 292  
3 Sotheby's, London, March 28, 1912 312 41 268  
3 Sotheby's, London, June 27, 1912 313  
4 Puttick & Simpson, London, July 26, 1912 298  
5 Sotheby's, London, February 5, 1913 278  
6 Sotheby's, London, July 20, 1922 279  
7 Hodgson & Co., London, May 11, 1928 293  
8 Sotheby's, London, October 13, 1942 280  
9 Sotheby's, London, January 24, 1949 281  
10 Sotheby's, London, February 24, 1953 282  
11 Sotheby's, London, May 11, 1953 283  
12 Sotheby's, London, April 9, 1957 284  
13 Sotheby's, London, July 3, 1967 285  
14 Sotheby's, London, May 20, 1969 286  
4 Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 21 & 22 October 1969. Streeter copy. Copy 32: British Library. 250 32  
15 Sotheby's, London, November 18, 1969) 287  
16 Sotheby's, London, July 14, 1970 288  
5 Blackwells, Oxford, 1970. Probably the same as Copy 109: Taurus copy. 311 109  
6 Sotheby's, London, November 17, 1970. Nuttall copy. Copy 29: Canterbury Museum. 289 29  
7 Sotheby's, London, November 17, 1970. Donaldson copy. Copy 108: Taaffe copy. 290 108  
17 Blackwells, Oxford, Catalogue 916, 1971 310  
8 Sotheby's, London, June 12, 1972. Copy 105: Santa Monica copy. 314 105  
18 Sotheby's Chancery Lane, London, December 12, 1975 294  
9 Sotheby's, London, June 24, 1976. Copies 302: Discovery Book Auctions copy; 122: Fitzsimmons copy. 267 122 302  
19 Phillips, Son & Neale, London, May 17, 1977 299  
20 Christie's, London, July 27, 1977 301  
21 Sotheby's Chancery Lane, London, June 9, 1978 296  
10 Francis Edwards, London, 1978. Copy 107: Stephenson copy. 251 107  
22 Christie's, Sydney, April 23, 1979 300  
23 Sotheby's Chancery Lane, London, December 13, 1979 260  
24 Christie's & Edmiston's, Scotland, 20 September 1982 252  
25 Bob Finch, Torrance, November 1982 253  
26 Christie's, London, April 16, 1986 295  
27 Sotheby's, London, September 22-October 7, 1986 291  
11 Sotheby's, London, November 18, 1986. Copies 115: West Coast, USA; 304: Manney copy. 275 115 304  
28 Gaston Renard-Leonard Joel Auction, Melbourne, Australia, August 30, 1988 305  
12 Sotheby's, London, 29 November 1990. Truscott copy. Copies 127: Private East Coast collector; 40: Alexander Turnbull Library. 273 40 127  
29 Christie's, London, May 1, 1991 306  
13 Sotheby's, London, 27 June 1991. Lysaght copy. Copy 126: Simper copy. 274 126  
14 Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 11 October 1991. Manney copy. Copies 115: West Coast Coast USA; 275: Sotheby's, London, November 18, 1986 copy. 304 115 275  
15 Peter Webb Galleries, Auckland, New Zealand, December 10, 1992. Copy 110: Ernest Joyce copy. 309 110  
30 Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, February 24, 1994 308  
16 Gaston Renard-Leonard Joel, Melbourne, 16 November 1994. Copies 264: Stewart copy; 130: Zst copy 254 130 264  
17 Gaston Renard-Leonard Joel, Melbourne, 16 November 1994. Copies 103: Greene copy;  133: West Coast USA copy 2 255 103 133  
31 Sotheby's, 22 June 1995. Laurence Wild copy 276  
32 Christie's, 25 October 1995. Frank Wild copy. Brian Frost copy. 277 118  
33 Christie's London, 27 September 1996 256  
34 High Latitude, Bainbridge Island, 30 September 1996. Priester copy 257  
35 Christie's London, 26 September 1997. Shaughnessy copy 258  
18 High Latitude, Bainbridge Island, 29 September 1999. Frank Wild copy. Starr copy. 102: Crawford copy. 259 102  
36 Sothebys 13 December 1979; Christie's London, 18 April 2000. Perris copy 260  
37 Christie's King Street London, April 18, 2000 297  
38 Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, 16 September 2000 261  
39 Christie's London, 25 September 2001. Emily Shackleton copy 262  
40 Christie's London, 25 September 2001. Cecily Shackleton copy 263  
19 Christie's London, 9 May 2002. Stewart copy #1. 130: Zst copy. Renard copy. 264 129 254  
41 Christie's London, 25 September 2002. Murchison copy 265  
42 Christie's London, 25 September 2002. Stancomb-Wills copy 266 134  
20 Bloomsbury, London, 16 October 2003. Bernacchi copy. Copies 312: Kislak Foundation copy; 303: Christie's London, 21 September 2005 copy; 312: Sotheby's, London, March 28, 1912 copy 268 41 303 212
21 Discovery Book Auctions, Calgary, September 14, 2005. Copies 122: Fitzsimmons copy, 267: Sotheby's June 24, 1976. 302 122 267  
22 Christie's London, 21 September 2005. Bernacchi copy. Copies 41: Kislak Foundation copy; 268: Bloomsbury, London, 16 October 2003 copy; 312: Sotheby's, London, March 28, 1912 copy 303 41 268 312
23 Anderson & Garland, 21 March 2006. Lady Grey copy. Copy 135: Meridian copy. 269 135  
24 Christie's London, 27 September 2006. Cooper copy. Copy 136: Norway copy 270 136  
43 Swann Galleries, New York, 24 May 2007. Levinson copy. Buckley copy. 271 166 308 104
44 Bonhams, London, 26 June 2007. Eames copy 272  
45 Antipodean Books. Still unsold in 2010. 116 165?  
46 Maggs copy. Offered by e-mail February 20, 2015. Since sold. 132  
47 Sotheby's, London, 30 September 2015. Brooke-Hitching copy. 315 112  
48 Sotheby's, London, 28 April 2016. 316 137  
49 Bonhams, London, 1 February 2017. Dunlop Giant Tick copy 317 39  
50 Bonhams, London, 1 February 2017. Dunlop dummy copy 318 38  
25 Bonhams, New York, 25 September 2018. Copies 122: Fitzsimmons copy. 267: Sotheby's June 24, 1976. 319 122 267  
51 Leslie Hindman, Chicago, 31 October 2018. Fossett copy 320  
   
   
  Those above that are now in Group A (1-99): 6  
  Those above that are now in Group B (100-149): 18 165
  Those above that are now in Group C (150-199): 166
  Those above that exist or existed but whose whereabouts are unknown 51  
   
   
  Total Number Confirmed  
  Group A 43 43  
  Group B 30 29  
  Group C [14] [0]  
  Group D 7 4  
  Group E [76] [25]  
  80 76  
  There are 76 copies that are known to exist and where. To these may be added up to 46 copies that existed at one time and were sold at auction or by booksellers but whose  
  whereabouts are not known. Some of these copies, particularly the earlier ones, appear in Groups A and B but haven't been recognized as ones having at one time appeared in Group E.  
           


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