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Rare Book Week: William Caxton at State Library Victoria

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Date
20 July 2024, 2:00pm3:30pm
CostFree
Bookings Bookings required
Location State Library Victoria Theatrette
via Entry 3, La Trobe Street

Bookmark the 550th anniversary of the first printing in English at State Library Victoria with this Rare Book Week talk.

Historian and author Shane Carmody will explore the impact of the man behind it all: the first English printer, William Caxton.

Uncover what we know of Caxton, the significance and history of the Caxton items found in the State Collection and how Caxton's innovations continue to influence the printed word.

Book your tickets now.

 

About Melbourne Rare Book Week

Rare Book Week is an annual, Melbourne-wide program of free talks and events that celebrate the importance of books, literacy and literature in our lives. It has become a key event in literary Melbourne’s calendar since 2012.

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