This is the last exhibition curated by Monash University’s rare books librarian, Richard Overell; he is retiring.
Richard has used the Library’s exhibition space to display multiple aspects of this important book and ephemera collection. He is talking about book jackets on Tuesday 22 July. See the events’ calendar for details.
This exhibition looks at dust jackets – sadly treated by large libraries as not just ephemeral but rubbish. Dust jackets are generally tossed immediately, excepting for rare and art books. This is despite the dust jacket being an important part of the product that author, illustrator, publisher consider at length and often with beautiful or at least eye catching results.
Here is the link to the exhibition.