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No 77 Autumn 2006

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The La Trobe Journal

is published by the State Library of Victoria Foundation twice yearly in Autumn and Spring. Formerly the La Trobe Library Journal, it was published from 1968 to 1997 by the Friends of the State Library (now amalgamated with the State Library of Victoria Foundation).
Editorial Committee: John Barnes (editor), Sandra Burt (assistant to editor), John Arnold, Morton Browne, Shane Carmody, Anne Colman, Des Cowley, Yvonne Hurley, Wallace Kirsop. Administrative assistant: Joanne Halpin.
Editorial address: Editor, The La Trobe Journal, State Library of Victoria Foundation, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. E-mail:
Contributions are invited on scholarly topics and are subject to refereeing.
Opinions expressed in The La Trobe Journal are those of the individual contributors and no responsibility is accepted for them by the Editorial Committee or the State Library of Victoria Foundation.
Copyright of material published in The La Trobe Journal is vested in the author, except where stated otherwise.
Members of the State Library of Victoria Foundation receive The La Trobe Journal free as part of their membership. Details of membership are given on the inside back cover. Subscriptions are not available to non-members.
Single copies (when available) may be purchased online through the Library Shop ( or directly from the State Library (ask at Foyer Desk).
All photographs in this number of The La Trobe Journal are from the State Library of Victoria, unless stated otherwise. Library photography is by the Photographic Unit of the State Library.
Front cover: Melbourne, SLV, Book of Hours (096 R66 HV), fol.d4 Augustus and the Tiburtine sibyl, illustration prefacing the Hours of the Conception of the Virgin. See article by Hilary Maddocks in this issue.
Back cover: Page from Psalter-Hours, Liége, c. 1270. RARES 096 R66. Rare Books Collection, State Library of Victoria. Purchased by the Felton Bequest in 1937 along with William Caxton's Myrrour of the World. See Shane Carmody's article in this issue.
The La Trobe Journal
No. 77 Autumn 2006


From the Editorial Chair 2
Shane Carmody Mirror of a World: William Caxton at the State Library 5
Hilary Maddocks Art and Text: A Sixteenth-Century Printed Parisian Book of Hours 23
Juliet O'Conor The ABC of Horn-Books 37
Kate Riley Elves and Fairies: A Case Study in Australian Art Publishing 49
Kerry Heckenberg ‘…bringing facts into some connexion with each other…’: Ludwig Becker's Narrative Strategies in his Burke and Wills Illustrations 68
The La Trobe Journal is edited by John Barnes, assisted by Sandra Burt, and is published twice a year by the State Library of Victoria Foundation.
ISSN 1441-3760