2009

A Doctor's Delights
Cole's atlas of anatomy and physiology of the human body. (Melbourne : E.W. Cole Book Arcade, [191-?]).

A Doctor's Delights

6 October 2009 – 28 February 2010

This exhibition displays highlights and discoveries from the Richard Travers Collection. Richard Travers has donated an extensive collection of books in the historical and social aspects of medicine to the Monash University Library. The collection has a particular focus on Australiana and will be an invaluable resource for current and future researchers.

Swift and Defoe
Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745) Autograph memorandum, signed, concerning St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 21 May 1729.

Swift and Defoe

10 June - 1 September 2009

When Monash University began in 1961, one of the earliest major purchases was of a collection of Swift items. The Library has continued to add early editions and manuscripts to the Swift collection and material relating to Swift’s contemporaries, of whom the greatest is Daniel Defoe.

Exhbition name
Moxon, Joseph, 1621-1691, Paradise or the garden of Eden with the countries circumjacent inhabited by the patriarchs, map, London, c1720.

Recent acquisitions 5

1 April - 31 May 2009

This exhibition is focussed on material recently acquired for the Rare Books Collection, mainly dating from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Items of popular culture and Australian history and literature are of particular interest.