Wallace Kirsop is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University (where he started teaching in 1962). He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Baillieu Library at the University of Melbourne. In 1980–1981 he was Sandars Reader in Bibliography at the University of Cambridge. From 1968 till 2002 he was Editor of the Australian Journal of French Studies. His research and publications are largely concerned with bibliography and book history: France from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries; Australia in the nineteenth century. He is Past President of the Victorian Branch of the Book Collectors’ Society of Australia and has contributed fifteen substantial articles to the five-volume series of Australian Book Collectors edited by Charles Stitz between 2010 and 2016.