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  1. The Rare Books Collection: How did it all start?

    Prior to 1959, the university library’s Rare Books Collection was relatively small. The first significant contribution to the collection was the George McArthur bequest, which was …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2018/09/18/the-rare-books-collection-how-did-it-all-start

  2. The Gerson incunabulum

    The University of Melbourne’s Rare Book Collection holds around 30 incunabula, or early printed books and these are all digitised. ‘Incunabula’ is a term given to …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2018/09/05/the-gerson-incunabulum

  3. Cleaning the English Rare Book Collection

    A team of four conservators from the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation recently completed comprehensive cleaning of the English Rare Book Collection at the Baillieu …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2018/05/29/cleaning-the-english-rare-book-collection

  4. Facing The Dragon Arum

    The Dragon Arum or Dracunculus vulgaris (1801), a striking mezzotint illustration, was added to the collection by Rare Books in 2017 and is currently on prominent display …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2018/04/19/facing-the-dragon-arum

  5. The Manicule: A Remnant of Readers Past

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57312771 Between the twelfth and eighteenth centuries, the manicule was one of the most common symbols inscribed by readers in the margins of manuscripts and inserted …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2017/09/11/the-manicule-a-remnant-of-readers-past

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