Separate stories: Join Michael Cathcart and Sarah Kanowski for ABC Radio National's Books and Arts: Australia's only national broadcast devoted to literature and the arts. Published Mondays to Saturdays.
April 20th, 2015
Episode 352 of 1400 episodes
An air-conditioned room in the State Library of Victoria is the luxurious new home of a collection of 3,500 books, many of them exceedingly rare, printed in England between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.They represent a life of collecting by a brilliant and witty barrister named John McLaren Emmerson, who died last year.