ACROSS PLACE AND TIME: `READING’ THE MIDDLE EASTERN MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE – TAASA Review December 2020
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This article was originally found in the December 2020 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 29, Issue 4, Page 14).
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Robyn Sloggett S hy, short, quiet and neatly dressed Mr George Dunn (1864-1912), didact and bibliophile, rarely ventured out.
When he did, it was to study manuscripts in the British Museum or the Bodleian Library, or visit the London sale rooms.
When he passed away on 5 March 1912 he left behind a small group of close friends, and an enormous collection of early printed books, medieval bindings, manuscripts, old silver and old clocks' (The Times 1912)...