Adelaide and Sydney: Government Printers, 1916-1947.
First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Near-complete set, lacking only Series A, Volume I (2 parts) and Series C, Volume I, Part III ("Parasitic Infusoria from Maquarie Island," 12 pp). Ex-library, 11 physical volumes uniformly bound in red buckram with gilt titles on spines, "Calif Inst of Tech" printed at base of spines, expected library markings, including labels on spines, upper boards, and front pastedowns. Original wrappers bound in, all maps, charts, and plates present. Contents overall quite clean and sound, with minor flaws to wrappers. A monumental work presenting the results of the wide-ranging scientific exploration and experimentation conducted in previously unknown and unvisited regions of the Antarctic continent. Expedition members' fields of scientific study included geography, cartography, oceanography, geology, terrestrial magnetism, meteorology, zoology, and botany. Rosove (218) comments that the reports were attractively prepared "with photographs and charts of high quality" and that "the work emanating from the expedition ranks it as one of the great scientific expeditions of the heroic era."