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No 78 Spring 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.
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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).
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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.
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Front cover: Geoffrey Wallace, photographer. Detail of the Shakespeare Window after restoration. Photograph courtesy of Geoffrey Wallace.
Back cover: James Buckingham Philp, lithographer. The Eastern Market from top of Whittington Tavern. 1864. Tinted lithograph. In The Melbourne Album. *LTEF 919.451 T34. La Trobe Rare Books Collection. The Shakespeare Window is the central window on the first floor of the Bourke Street façade of the Haymarket Theatre.
The La Trobe Journal
No. 78 Spring 2006


From the Editorial Chair 2
Don Charlwood Charlwood & Son, Printers and Booksellers: Some Family Notes 5
Wallace Kirsop Life Before and After Bookselling: The Curious Career of Benjamin Suggitt Nayler 11
Cecily Close Arthur Greening, Publisher of The Scarlet Pimpernel 39
Walter Struve ‘Dedicated to the Promotion of International Understanding’: A Memorial for Kurt Offenburg at the State Library 56
Lyn Gallacher Casting the Spell: Magic in Books 71
Vane Lindesay Hugh McCrae as Comic Illustrator 87
Mimi Colligan ‘That window has a history’: The Shakespeare Window at the State Library 94
Geoffrey Wallace Conservation of the Shakespeare Window 104
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