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The John Emmerson Collection

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 10 July 2019
Author / Presenters: State Library Victoria, Richard Overell and Des Cowley

Bookings Required
Wednesday 10 July 11:00am-11:45am
Wednesday 10 July 6:00pm-6:45pm

Irving Benson Room
State Library Victoria Entry 4, La Trobe St Melbourne
(03) 8664 7099

Nicholas Barker, editor of The Book Collector, described the late John Emmerson as "one of the great book collectors of our time". In 2015, the John Emmerson collection, comprising over 5,000 early English books, with particular emphasis on the English Civil War, was donated to the State Library of Victoria. In this session, we will look at some of the highlights of the Emmerson Collection.

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