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The Oldest Book in the Supreme Court Library

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 19 July 2024 12:00 PM to 19 July 2024 01:00 PM
Author / Presenters: Alissa Duke
Event Venue: Supreme Court Library
Event Organiser: Melbourne Rare Book Week

Sit amongst the books and shelves of the magnificent Supreme Court Library and learn about the oldest book in the Library, Statham’s Abridgment, which was printed in 1491. Discover what it is, and how this book came to be in the Library. Hear about its place in the history of law reports and how this five-hundred-year-old book relates to law reporting in Victoria today.

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