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Views in Australia, or, New South Wales & Van Diemen’s Land delineated: in fifty views with descriptive letter press by Joseph Lycett (1824-1825)

Dedicated to The Right Honourable Earl Bathurst, His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for the Colonial Department, Views in Australia… was Lycett’s first attempt to give the British public an impression of the grandeur and beauty of Australia.  With a particular focus on New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land, it comprised fifty stunning colour […]

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Temporary Relocation of Special Collections

From November 4th 2017 direct access to Rare Books & Special Collections will not be possible due to the refurbishment of Level 1 of the Barr Smith Library. For the month of November there will be no access to the collection and retrieval of items for use will not be possible. From December we will […]

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Exhibition: Word, Image, Song: Celebrating 500 years of Luther’s Reformation

On 31 October 1517 the German Augustinian monk, Martin Luther, attached his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Luther’s objections to church doctrine and practices, relating especially to the sale of indulgences, sparked the Protestant Reformation and instigated social and political change on a global scale. Luther’s belief that Scripture […]

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Description des maladies de la peau: Observées à l’Hôpital Saint-Louis by Jean-Louis-Marc Alibert (1825)

[Description of skin diseases: Observed at Saint-Louis Hospital: and exposure of the best methods followed for their treatment by J. L. Alibert] A massive tome of some 51 x 40 cm with 55 colour plates, Description des maladies de la peau… is Jean-Louis Marc Alibert’s masterpiece on diseases of the skin.  Originally published in 1806, […]

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