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The Story of J.P. Quaine – Melbourne Rare Book Week 2018
Thursday 5 July | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
J P. Quaine opened a secondhand and antiquarian bookshop in Prahran during the First World War and continued in business for the next four decades. He was noted as a collector and seller of “bloods”. In addition he was active as a journalist and contributor of articles on collecting to newspapers and magazines.
In this Melbourne Rare Book Week talk, Professor Wallace Kirsop will explore his career.
Wallace Kirsop is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University. Prof. Kirsop taught French language, literature and culture at Monash University from 1962 till his retirement at the end of 1998. From the mid-1960s he was also heavily involved in instructing advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in reference and physical bibliography as well as in book history. These last subjects became his principal field of research and have continued to occupy him in the various honorary and adjunct posts he has filled at Monash since 1999. In his retirement Kirsop has continued to teach – mostly at the Rare Book Summer Schools held in Melbourne since 2006 – in the area of book history. (courtesy: Monash University)
You can download a copy of the Melbourne Rare Book Week program by clicking on the cover below.
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