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Rare Book Week

Melbourne Book Collectors: 19th & 20th Centuries with Charles Stitz

Saturday 8 July 2017, 2-3PM

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Come along on a fascinating journey into the lives and libraries of some noted Melbourne book collectors of the 19th and 20th Centuries.

The talk will feature several collectors including John Pascoe Fawkner, Sir Redmond Barry, Marcus Clarke, Rodney Davidson and John Emmerson, who gathered one of the world’s most important collections of printed works on the English Civil War, now held at the State Library Victoria as The Emmerson Collection.

Charles Stitz is the editor of the recently-completed 5-volume work: Australian Book Collectors – Some Noted Australian Book Collectors and Collections of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Udo Ivask Medal and Certificate of Honour awarded by the International Federation of Ex-Libris Societies (FISAE) for ‘the outstanding contribution to provenance research represented by Australian Book Collectors.’

Image: Rodney D. Davidson AO, OBE, by Julie Keating, courtesy Australian Book Auctions

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