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  1. Rare Rocks

    The Earth Sciences Rare Book Collection is an important research collection of rare and early geological and palaeontological books, including strong holdings of early palaeontological works …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2012/01/12/rare-rocks

  2. ‘Appeals to a Child’s Imagination’

    Exhibit: ‘Appeals to a Child’s Imagination’: The Morgan Collection of Children’s Books, Special Collections, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne, ground floor, Baillieu Library, until Wednesday 1 …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2011/12/09/appeals-to-a-childs-imagination

  3. Cambridge in Words and Pictures

    One of the fine collections within the University’s Special Collections is the Cambridge collection, consisting of 600 volumes when it was purchased by the University from …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2011/10/12/620

  4. Fine Private Presses of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

    The Eragny Press, one of the fine private presses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is held by the University Library and is the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2011/06/29/eragny-press

  5. The Morgan Collection of Children’s Books

    Image from The Sleeping Beauty, illustrated by Walter Crane, engraved and colour printed by Edmund Evans, London: J. Lane, c.1897. This book is from the Morgan Collection of Children’s Books, a substantial part of which was donated to the University Library in 1954 by F.C. Morgan (1878-1978). Morgan was an English librarian and through a connection to Sir John Medley, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne from 1938 to 1951, he decided to donate to a Commonwealth country, believing that Britain already had sufficient such collections. The Morgan Collection has grown to around 4,000 beautiful and fascinating items, which can be viewed in the Special Collections reading room, 3rd floor, Baillieu Library.

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2011/06/22/the-morgan-collection-of-childrens-books

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