For this week’s post we found an object from the Elizabeth Jolley Research Collection – a beautifully designed quilt inspired by the writing of Elizabeth Jolley, with the title The Pear Tree Dance. The Pear Tree Dance in Jolley’s writing In 1970 … Continue reading 48. The Pear Tree Dance Quilt, 1999.
The Camp Some of the final objects selected for these blogs feature books that were part of John Curtin’s private library. Curtin loved reading, and loved libraries. He began buying books in his early working life, and borrowed from several libraries. Books … Continue reading 47. The Camp, by Vance Palmer, 1920 and letters from Katharine Susannah Prichard.
Over the last few months we have been looking at the oldest books in the Curtin Library collection to find those that are rare, unusual or somehow noteworthy. This copy of The Countesse of Pembroke’s Arcadia is the oldest English language … Continue reading 41. The Countesse of Pembroke’s Arcadia, 1633.