Rare Books Exhibition
English Literature to 1800
This exhibition features material which forms the
nucleus of the Monash University Library rare Books Collection. From
1961 when the University began, Monash Library has specialised in
collecting seventeenth and eighteenth century English literature,
history and theology.
On display we see early editions of all the major writers from the
period as well as many minor authors. From two editions of Chaucer
dating from 1602 to a beautiful copy of the first Blake illustrated
edition of The Grave, by Robert Blair (London, 1808)
viewers of the exhibition are treated to a detailed survey of the early
centuries of classic English literature.
Monash University Library is well equipped to support serious
research in this area.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400.
The works of Geoffrey Chaucer : compared with the former editions,
and many valuable MSS ... / by John Urry. (London : printed for
Bernard Lintot, 1721)
Click here to view a selection of items from the
You may also read the text of the catalogue
The exhibition will run from 1st August to 2 December 2002