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July 2018

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The Story of J.P. Quaine – Melbourne Rare Book Week 2018

Thursday 5 July 2018 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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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…

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July 2019

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Melbourne Rare Book Week – The Extraordinary and the Ephemeral: Rare books of the PMI Victorian History Library

Thursday 11 July • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PMI Victorian History Library, 39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Melbourne Rare Book Week Event! The Prahran Mechanics’ Institute was founded in 1854 and in the last 165 years it has accumulated a collection that not only covers the history of Victoria but contains many hidden gems. Come along as Collections Librarian Ellen Coates takes you through the treasures of the collection. All stories are shaped by the documents that survive to tell them and the PMI is no exception. The tale starts with the letters, ephemera, invitations, dance cards,…

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