UNSW Canberra Rare Books is a rich resource of rare works, historic journals, and other printed formats — with a special emphasis on Australian military history and twentieth-century Australian literature — available for your research. Housed in Special Collections, the material comprises 10,000 plus rare books from the late fifteenth century through to the present, including splendidly bound and engraved late eighteenth and nineteenth-century works, significant literary first editions, historic military manuals, tactical pamphlets and trench maps, and other publications covering a diversity of topics.
You can sample a selection of these unique sources by browsing this digital collection.
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A selection of contemporary Australian literary editions, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Collection SummaryThis collection includes a sample of digitised Rare Books held in UNSW Canberra’s Special Collections.
Books are placed into the Rare Books collections at the UNSW Canberra campus if they are considered to be of significant value due to their scarcity, uniqueness, subject content or age.
The Canberra Rare Books collection includes a significant number of items on World War One.
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