Monday, 25 June 2012

Books Never Die

Monash University:  A Rare Books exhibition on the history of the book.
For book lovers everywhere.  This is an exhibition not to be missed. 

The Rare Books Collection was founded in 1961 when the University Librarian purchased a collection of early edition works by Jonathan Swift and some of his contemporaries. There are now over 150,000 items in the collectio, which contains materials that are considered rare and in need of special care because of their age, uniqueness or physical beauty.

This exhibition is a celebration of the book over six centuries. Rare Books collects books about books and representative items to show the historical development of book production through the ages.   Included us a selection of Binding examples as well as Illustration and Typography.

14 June to 7 September 2012

Level 1, ISB Wing,
Sir Louis Matheson Library,
Clayton campus, Monash University,
Wellington Road, Clayton


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