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Rare Books Exhibition

Music Publishing and Book Selling in Australia : Selections from the Monash University Library Collection

This exhibition was developed in conjunction with a day long seminar, Music publishing and book selling in Australia held at Monash University Library, Victoria - Friday 17 November 2000.

The exhibition was chosen from the Music and Rare Books Collections of Monash University to represent the music printing and selling activities of Australia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The scores and books range from the early published works of Isaac Nathan in the 1840s; representative works of publishers including E W Cole, Allans, Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre and Rams Skull Press; to the music scores of Henry Handel Richardson, recently discovered and published by Currency Press in 2000.

You may also read the text of the catalogue online.  Virtual Exhibition

There is a detailed catalogue with illustrations available from the Music and Multimedia Librarian

Coles Music of the Bells

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