Monash University Library Rare Books: Monographs Collection

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Monash University Library Rare Books: Monographs Collection

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http://hdl.handle.net/1959.1/1401998

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Founded in 1961 - the year Monash University opened - Monash University Library's Rare Books collection comprises materials considered rare because of age, uniqueness or physical beauty.
Learn more about the Monash University Library Rare Books Collection 

This online collection contains a growing selection of monographs from Monash University Library's Rare Books collection.

Items in the Monash University Library Rare Books: Monographs Collection

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Album of poetry
Manuscript album of handwritten poems, many of which are of loss and mourning, some correspondence loosely-inserted

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Two Metastasio plays in manuscript : Artaxerxes and the Olympiad
Two late 18th century volumes in original marbled wrappers of manuscript English translations of Metastasio's plays Artaxerxes, and the Olympiad. Translation differs from that of John Hoole

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19th Century British manuscript Cookery Book
A mid-19th century manuscript cook book containing recipes and notes on household management. Written in a notebook, quarter-leather bound. Appears to be mainly English recipes but with the occassional reference to hot climate fair like Life Guards'…

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Early 19th Century British manuscript Cookery Book
Early 19th century English cook book containing approx. 175 recipes, hand-written in a notebook, quarter-leather bound with marbled boards. Dates on recipes range from 1812 to 1818.
Purchased from Michael Treloar, 31 October 1995. Purchased with…

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Two pencil sketches of William Bligh / Hugh McCrae
Pencil on paper, laid down on thin card (mount foxed). Inscription beneath image 1 in McCrae's distinctive hand. Inscription reads: "What was that? That's the cat!!". Lower margin of the mount inscribed in pencil in a different (but contemporary)…

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The life and the letters of Wm Crit / by Beverley Ireland.
Handwritten. Hand drawn inked illustrations on front and back covers. Paper cover has been pasted to the notebook. Colophon: Wholly set up and printed in Australia by the Eire Inc Press. Pages 79 to 86 have been removed from the manuscript.

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Conditional pardon for John Gunning
Conditional pardon No. 306.

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[W.J. Daly's private letter books]
Carbon paper copy letter books of personal and business correspondence dated from May 1880-Sept. 1881 and May 1183 to June 1886. Loose correspondence [4 pages] from the Melbourne International Exhibition 1880 dated from May to September 1881,…

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[Papers of a trip on the ship R.M.S. Aquitania]
Journal of a young girl's voyage on a Mediterranean cruise of the S.S. Aquitania (Cunard White Star Line), most likely written as a school project in the United States. The journal describes leaving New York, some of the journey,

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Not modern at all
Fourteen page holograph manuscript of "Not Modern At All". An essay on women in literature.

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P. P. Music
Includes manuscript copies of music for songs in the repertoire of James Payne. Also includes, pasted in, some pages taken from printed sheet music. Illustrated by colour cartoons by James Payne.

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[Convict record of Robert Dane]
An original convict manuscript record written for Robert Dane (b. 1820). He was court martialled and convicted of mutinous conduct whilst serving as a soldier on 11 March 1840. Transported for life, he left Dublin on 16 December, 1840 on the convict…

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The model engineer's handbook and catalogue : 1935 - 1936
"Model engineer" series. 2nd Edition. Contains a signature: Victor Gale

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Heads from Nicholas Nickleby / from drawings by Miss LaCreevy
Set of second issue with the Nickleby characters names replaced

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Health Facts on Menstruation
"To-day, with the tremendous advances made in science, we know a great deal more about how to keep well and, in consequence, we lead longer, more useful, happier lives. But there is a good deal of information that women could and should have. Too…

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Manuscript journal of the Tasmanian colonial artist Mary Ann Synnot (Williams), 1859 - 1863
Folio ledger book, lacking lower board and backstrip; original cloth covered upper board (heavily stained) and top leather corner (lacking the bottom leather corner); marbled front endpapers; front paste-down with original stationer's label of Thomas…

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Udo Sellbach, And still I see it
Catalogue of the exhibition at Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, 26 July - 20 August, 1995

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Punch : War issue, August 6, 1914
Punch issue no. 3080, vol. CXXI, Aug. 6, 1914. Contains local news as well as articles and cartoons of the war. Engraving on cover "Setting fire to Europe."

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Splashes weekly : illustrated
Society, music, drama, sport, etc.'.

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The Australian and New Zealand expeditionary forces : assemblage at and departure from Albany / photographs by W.H. Campbell and A.G. Sands
This publication was prepared early in 1915. When a copy was submitted to the censor he forbade its issue. So the work has taken five years to reach the public.

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La vie parisienne / par Marcelin
Began in 1863. Editors: 1863-87, Marcelin; 1887- Baudouin; - G. Diaz de Soria. Publication suspended Sept. 17, 1870-July 1, 1871. Issue No. 22

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La vie parisienne / par Marcelin
Began in 1863. Editors: 1863-87, Marcelin; 1887- Baudouin; - G. Diaz de Soria. Publication suspended Sept. 17, 1870-July 1, 1871. Issue No. 43

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La vie parisienne / par Marcelin
Began in 1863. Editors: 1863-87, Marcelin; 1887- Baudouin; - G. Diaz de Soria. Publication suspended Sept. 17, 1870-July 1, 1871. Issue No. 4

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La vie parisienne / par Marcelin
Began in 1863. Editors: 1863-87, Marcelin; 1887- Baudouin; - G. Diaz de Soria. Publication suspended Sept. 17, 1870-July 1, 1871. Issue No. 18

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Australia to-day
Title varies slightly. 10th issue, realeased on the 19th of December, 1914. Annual special number of: Australasian traveller, 1904-1924, and, Australian traveller, 1925-

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The Herald: Extrordinary Edition
The first two pages of the Monday evening of "The Herald", edition no 13,344, for November 11, 1918

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Australia's battle song / words by Francis Mason ; music by W. H. Maynard
Bound first with seven other pieces of sheet music. Ms. list of the contents on the cover, dated 24/6/18. Cover note: For Empire and Commonwealth to the King and nation. Signature: Elvie Darvall Williams.

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ANZAC (Australian-New Zealand Army Corps) / words & music by Tom Armstrong
For voice and piano. "... in J.C. Williamson's Ltd. ... pantomime 'The house that Jack built."-- Cover. Covers vary - Rare copy is a portrait of Constance Cayley in uniform. From the collection of Gwen Wale. "1918 (Lillydale State School Concert)"

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The rose of no man's land / words by Jack Caddigan ; music by James A. Brennan
For voice and piano. A harmonised version for chorus printed on p. [4] of the score. This copy is incomplete

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There's a foe at the gates of England / words by Ralph Roberts ; music by Philip Braham
Cover has illustration of H.M.S. Dreadnought

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Back home / written and composed by Reg. A. A. Stoneham
For voice and piano. At head of title: Dedicated to our gallant Anzacs. Words of chorus printed on cover ; full words (verses and chorus) printed on verso of cover. "Sole agents for New South Wales and Queensland, J. Albert & Son." (cover)

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The boy in the sailor cap / words & music by Alan M. Rattray
For voice and piano. "A song for the nation, march song and chorus". "Introduced and sung with great success by Bessie Sutton". Cover has portrait photograph of Bessie Sutton. "Also arranged by L.L. Howarde as a march and played everywhere with…

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The toast is ANZAC, gentlemen! / words by C.H. Souter ; music by C.W. MacCarthy
For voice and piano. "New edition".

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Wake up! Australia / written and composed by Alfred Mansfield
For voice and piano. "New edition of the great patriotic song" -- Cover. Includes a special verse for the year 1914. Publisher's no.: 52.

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Who goes there! : (marche militaire) / composed by Ambrose Gregory and Roger Cameron
For piano. Publication date from date of music advertised on back cover.

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The empire is marching / words by Clifford Grey ; music by Dudley Glass
Pl. no. : 34284. Publisher's no. : 1201. Digital master available ; National Library of Australia, Music collection ; nla.mus-vn102689

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"Farewell Australia" / by Ella Denmead ; arranged by Tony Hall
"Sung by Pte. Frank Burns"--Cover.

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Belgium put the kibosh on the Kaiser / written and composed by Alf. Ellerton
Popular sixpenny edition ; no. 594. "By special arrangement with Francis, Day & Hunter, London." Copy 1 cover illustration shows a ventriloquist and his doll, "Sidney James and "Billy" of the Royal Strollers." Copy 2 illustration shows Hugh Steyne.

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Tivoli song & music album. No. 42
For voice and piano. "Welcome home edition."

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Dinky-di, it's great to be a soldier / words and music by L. L. Howarde
For medium voice and piano; includes symbols for ukulele in original key, piano-accordeon, banjo and guitar, and charts for ukulele. "Dedicated to the A.I.F." , "Keep your tail up Mr. Kangaroo"

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With the diggers 1914 - 1918
Rare copy from the Richard Travers Collection. Includes nominal roll.

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Remnants from Randwick / compiled by the Committee for the Patients of the 4th A.G. Hospital
Reissue of Remnants from Randwick. No. 2. Illustration on front cover, by Fred Brown, shows a soldier in bed, sketching.

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Original photograph album of Melbourne and suburbs during the First World War by Clarence Holt
One photograph album with ownership inscription, "Clarence Holt, 'Corrahymn', Hartington St, Elsternwick". Photographs of Melbourne, War Bond banners, State Savings Bank (Elizabeth St.), Portarlington, S.S. Edina, Heidelberg, Caulfield Military…

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The front line
Rare copy from Lindsay Shaw Collection. Open door (Melbourne, Vic. : 1920)

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The story of Anzac Day : told for boys and girls by Alfred G. Waterworth ; with a foreword by John Gellibrand
Rare copy from the Lindsay Shaw Collection. Written for children, "with the approval of the Tasmanian Education Dept."