Puss in boots, by Walter Crane; published by George Routledge and Sons, London, 1873
Rare Printed collections group together several of the Library’s special collections: Australian Rare Books, Children’s Literature Research, MV Anderson Chess, Maps and Rare Books.
Together with the Australian Manuscripts and Pictures Collections, these heritage collections comprise a body of material of international significance.
The collections are regularly drawn upon for exhibitions.
Policies relating to this collection can be downloaded below.
Rare Printed collections are strong in areas that the Library has traditionally emphasised and continues to prioritise.
Australian Rare Books
The Australian Rare Books collection is one of the most complete collections of early and rare Australian imprints and works relating to Australia.
Children’s Literature Research
The Children's Literature Research collection contains children’s books from the 16th to 21st centuries.
The Maps collection contains cartographic information in a range of formats, including maps, atlases and gazetteers.
MV Anderson Chess
The MV Anderson Chess collection contains books, pamphlets, tournament reports and magazines for chess players and historians.
The Rare Books collection contains international rare books with interesting illustrations, fine bindings, imprints, typography and paper.