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Book life : the life and times of David Scott Mitchell

Author: Eileen Chanin
Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Scholarly Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [Limited] ed. of 500 copiesView all editions and formats
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Australia's greatest book collector, David Scott Mitchell, gave his extraordinary library and a bequest for its development to the people of Sydney. This is the first comprehensive account of his life and what, how, and why he collected, told through his books, reading, and contemporary correspondence.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: David Scott Mitchell; David Scott Mitchell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eileen Chanin
ISBN: 9780980852318 0980852315 9781921509872 1921509872
OCLC Number: 725597542
Description: xvi, 477 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt.1. Making of a collector --
Motion (from 1879) --
Duty (1836-1848) --
Romance (1849-1866) --
Reality (1866-1870) --
Pt.2. More than a passion for collecting --
Decision (1870-1878) --
Reflection (1880-1888) --
History: Developing historic sense (to 1888) --
Discovery: Australian history (1888-1899) --
Philanthropy (1883-1897) --
Posterity (from 1893) --
Contribution (1900-1907).
Responsibility: Eileen Chanin.

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Australia's greatest book collector, David Scott Mitchell, gave his extraordinary library and a bequest for its development to the people of Sydney. This is the first comprehensive account of his life and what, how, and why he collected, told through his books, reading, and contemporary correspondence.

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