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Second-hand or rare? A tale of two private libraries

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Bookplate of Robert Carl and Marion Oak Sticht, 1909, State Library Victoria.
08 July 2019, 6:00pm7:00pm
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
via Entry 3, La Trobe Street
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

In 1923 two private libraries were sold in Melbourne, one at the prestigious Hill of Content bookstore, the other in the second-hand stall at Coles Book Arcade.

Shane Carmody tells the stories of these books and their owners, Robert Carl Sitcht and Carlos Barron Lumsden, reflecting on the twists of fate that turn second-hand books into something rare.

This event is in partnership with Rare Book Week.

About the speaker

Shane Carmody is a historian with a great love of archives and Libraries. He has published extensively on the history of the book and collections and leads an annual tour to the great Libraries of England for Australians Studying Abroad.