Title: Reading in Colonial Tasmania : the early years of the Evandale Subscription Library.
Publisher: Melbourne Ancora Press, Monash University 2011
Seller ID: 28984
Large 8vo. 276pp, illustrated, pictorial endpapers. Blue cloth with coloured dustwrapper. Fine (new). ISBN 0732624223 ***The Evandale Subscription Library was founded in 1847 by the Presbyterian Reverend Robert Russell. It was a practical expression of his faith and of the ideals of the Scottish Enlightenment, promoting the ideals of education, science, civic-mindedness and sobriety. The Library's manuscript catalogue of books and loans has survived, enabling the author to examine not only what books and periodicals were held in the collection but who it was that donated and/or borrowed them.
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