2010

Useful books
"Automobile" from James Weir French's Modern power generators: steam, electric and internal-combustion, and their application to present-day requirements (1908).

Useful books

7 October 2010 - 23 February 2011

The exhibition includes books on applied science and technology, manuals and trade catalogues. Such books have always played a major role in the publishing industry and are important to those studying the “history of the book". They give an closer insight into historical periods.

Lewd and scandalous books
French postcard, circa 1900, from the Rare Books Collection of postcards.

Lewd and scandalous books

14 July - 30 September 2010

This exhibition contains literary and visual material that was restricted or suppressed and circulated for more than two centuries in small numbers, in privately printed and clandestine editions.

Children's books
Jingles for juniors: healthy and happy, by E. Josephine Bamford, ill.by C. Kingsley-Smith, 1944.

Children's books

13 April - 30 June 2010

The Monash University Library Rare Books Collection has extensive holdings of children’s material, over 12,000 items. These form the Lindsay Shaw Collection. Lindsay Shaw was the Secretary of the Monash Faculty of Education when he began to donate children's books to the Library in 1979, beginning with sets of Ethel Turner and Mary Grant Bruce.