The Public Library of Victoria, 1856 - 1956


First Edition, 1956. Frontispiece illumination of The Adoration of the Magi. Quarter bound in blue/neutral cloth, the front panel shows a gilt vignette of the library building. Stamped as book No. 132 inside back cover. Very Good. Blue lettering to spine. No inscriptions. Tinted title page. Some foxing to fepps, front & back, and clean throughout except for one page that has some spots on it. Back cover partially faded [pls see photo]. Covers the history of the library from its founding by Sir Redmond Barry, First Chairman of Trustees - the collection, the staff, the building. Numerous sepia illustrations, including one of the Reading Room in 1857 & many other superb monotone images of rare items in the collection. Lists the Presidents & Chairmen, the Trustees, the Chief Librarians & the Staff. No dj. Printed by Brown, Prior, Andersen Pty. Ltd. 147 pp.

Author: McCallum, Colin A.

Edition: First Edition, No 132.

Published By: The Trustees of the Public Library of Victoria

Binding: Hardcover

Binding Condition: Very Good

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