Notes & Queries
Two new publications
Our Victorian Editor, Richard Overell, has sent the following email: “Could you please mention the recent publication of The World of the Book by Des Cowley and Clare Williamson (Melbourne, Miegunyah Press, 2007). This is a beautifully illustrated, informative account of the highlights of the State Library of Victoria’s rare book collection and accompanies their permanent exhibition, ‘The Mirror of the Book’. It is available for purchase at $59.95 and is great value at that price both for oneself as a book collector and as a Christmas gift.”
An obituary by Kenneth Hince for the late author and publisher James William Dally appeared in the 348th Issue of Biblionews for December 2005 (there unfortunately misprinted on the cover as “Dalley”) and was followed by Arthur Mortimor’s “Early Memories of Jim Dally” in the 350th Issue of June 2006. News has now come of the posthumous publication, edited by Eustace FitzSymons, of his 65th title: Montagu & Stephen: Van Dieman’s Land 1836. Algernon Montagu & Alfred Stephen in Supreme Court proceedings against T. W. Rolands; with a comment by Robert Lathrop Murray; with Geo. Arthur’s Despatch (Adelaide: James Dally, 2007).
“This penultimate publication will be followed in 2006 by a Bibliography of the books and catalogues of James Dally, together with some memories of him by friends and colleagues.”
Further information can be obtained by writing to:
James Dally, GPO Box 1932, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, or by emailing <email@example.com>.