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Miller Library Rare & Early Imprints Collection

Learn more about the Library's Rare and Early Imprints collection

In one form or another, a library has existed at St Peter’s College since 1900. During the last 122 years, old scholars, staff and the wider Saints community have donated thousands of books to the Library, some of which form our Rare & Early Imprints Collection. The collection holds many treasures: a copy of Cicero’s Catilinarian orations, published in 1540; two copies of the Geneva Bible, published in the early 17th century; and a complete set of John Gould’s Birds and Mammals of Australia.

In recent years, it has been the mission of the Library to share these beautiful works not only within the School but with the wider community. Working closely with students in the Historical Society, we’ve begun a series of eBooks focusing on some of these treasures and those who generously donated them. The first four books in the series are now available on Apple Books and Google Play.

Please get in touch with the Miller Library if you would like to learn more about our Rare & Early Imprints collection, donate rare or historic texts, or to support our conservation efforts.

Ms Katherine Hicks
Head of Library Services

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