Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland

List of Collections

458 collections listed

  • A. J. BEATTIE COLLECTION
    A selection of 491 volumes of 19th- and 20th-century editions of classical Greek texts and works relating ma...
    Subject(s) : Greek language and literature
  • ABBOTSFORD COLLECTION
    A selection of books bought in 1934 from the library at Abbotsford, the collection consists of 106 volumes a...
    Subject(s) : Witchcraft
  • ADAM URQUHART COLLECTION
    Books from the library of Adam Urquhart (1794-1860), Advocate and Sheriff of Wigtown, presented to the Advoc...
    Subject(s) : Miscellaneous
  • AGNES MILLER PARKER COLLECTION
    A collection of wood engraved blocks and tools from the studio of the Scottish wood engraver Agnes Miller Pa...
    Subject(s) : Private presses
  • AITKEN COLLECTION
    This collection of the works of Hugh MacDiarmid was formed by William Russell Aitken (1913-1998), former Rea...
    Subject(s) : Scottish poetry
  • ALEISTER CROWLEY COLLECTION
    A collection of c. 120 items by and relating to the author and occultist Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), acqui...
    Subject(s) : Occult
  • ALEXANDER LAW COLLECTION
    A collection of 37 volumes relating to the research and the publications of Dr Alexander Law (d. 1995), espe...
    Subject(s) : Education
  • ALEXANDER MACKIE COLLECTION
    This is a collection of 84 books and 23 black and white photographs relating to Sri Lanka (previously Ceylon...
    Subject(s) : Sri Lanka
  • ALLHUSEN COLLECTION
    A collection of 425 volumes, purchased in 1944 from the library of Ernest Lionel Allhusen (1875-1943) of Edi...
    Subject(s) : French history, language and literature
  • ALVA COLLECTION
    This collection comprises 379 volumes from the library of James Erskine of Alva, Lord Barjarg (1732-96), man...
    Subject(s) : Law
  • ANNIE S. SWAN COLLECTION
    A group of 64 works in 60 volumes by Annie S. Swan (Mrs Burdett-Smith) (1859-1943), specially bound for the ...
    Subject(s) : Swan, Annie S.
  • ASTORGA COLLECTION
    One of the most notable acquisitions made by the Advocates Library, this collection of 3,617 volumes was for...
    Subject(s) : Spanish language and literature
  • AULD COLLECTION
    The Auld collection of books in and about Esperanto contains nearly 5000 monographs and a comparable number ...
    Subject(s) : Miscellaneous
  • BALFOUR HANDEL COLLECTION
    The collection of first and other early editions of the works of Georg Händel (1685-1759), c. 500 printed mu...
    Subject(s) : Händel, Georg
  • BALLANTYNE COLLECTION
    A selection of 35 volumes of mainly literary works, a number of which are association copies and all in fine...
    Subject(s) : Italian language and literature
  • BALMORAL COLLECTION
    This collection of 57 volumes of German literature and German translations of foreign literature was present...
    Subject(s) : German language and literature
  • BAUME COLLECTION
    A selection of printed material, photographs, manuscripts and maps relating primarily to the island of South...
    Subject(s) : Polar studies and exploration
  • BERT DALE MEMORIAL COLLECTION
    This is a small collection of black and white photographs of views of Scotland, dated from 1914 to 1932, fro...
    Subject(s) : Photographs
  • BIRKBECK COLLECTION
    A collection of c. 260 volumes, including 35 volumes of pamphlets, selected from the library of the Scottish...
    Subject(s) : Printing, history and study of, fine printing
  • BLAIR COLLECTION
    A group of 502 volumes collected by Lady Evelyn Stewart Murray (1868-1940), and presented in 1958 by the 10t...
    Subject(s) : Gaelic language and literature
  • BLAIRS COLLEGE LIBRARY
    The collection has now been transferred to Aberdeen University Library. All enquiries about it should be se...
    Subject(s) : Natural history
  • BORROW COLLECTION
    A collection of materials formed by Sir Angus McKay Fraser and bequeathed in 2002 by his son Simon Fraser. I...
    Subject(s) : Romanies
  • BUTE COLLECTION
    The nucleus of this collection of early English plays was formed by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762). ...
    Subject(s) : English plays
  • CAIN COLLECTION
    The photographic archive of Alexander Cain (1902-81), ARPS, of Aberdeen, the collection consists of prints, ...
    Subject(s) : Photographs
  • CAMBUSKENNETH COLLECTION
    A collection of fifteen volumes of early French and Venetian printing with early Scottish provenance. Purcha...
    Subject(s) : Incunables (in NLS collections)
  • CASSIDY COLLECTION
    A collection of approximately 5,000 volumes that originally formed part of the collections from St Benedict'...
    Subject(s) : Incunables (in NLS collections)
  • CASTLE FRASER COLLECTION
    A selection of 1,372 volumes, this is a general collection of mainly 18th- and 19th-century works, comprisin...
    Subject(s) : Exploration and travel
  • CASTLE MENZIES COLLECTION
    Printed material formerly forming part of the Castle Menzies estate legal and family documents. The greater ...
    Subject(s) : Transport
  • CHINESE BOOK COLLECTIONS
    A total of 127 volumes of Chinese books printed between 1655 and 1912. Shelfmarks 6.539-6.543 (35 vols.) are...
    Subject(s) : Accountancy
  • CLAN MACKAY SOCIETY
    On deposit: A collection of largely non-fictional secular works, both monographs and journals, published mai...
    Subject(s) : Celtic studies
  • COLIN CAMPBELL COLLECTION
    A collection of 603 items, dating from 1763 to 1993, mainly on the subject of heraldry, formerly the propert...
    Subject(s) : Heraldry
  • COMBE COLLECTION
    Part of the library of George Combe WS (1788-1858), founder of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society and autho...
    Subject(s) : Education
  • COWAN COLLECTION
    A collection of liturgies, psalters and hymnals, and works on ceremonial bequeathed by William Cowan (1852-1...
    Subject(s) : Hymn-books
  • COX COLLECTION
    This collection consists of c. 1170 items on theological subjects, many of which are composite volumes of pa...
    Subject(s) : Sabbatarianism
  • Crawford: Borghese Collection
    This collection of documents printed in the Papal States, mostly between 1550 and 1700, was formed by the Bo...
    Subject(s) : Italian language and literature
  • Crawford: Church briefs
    Over 600 broadsides published between 1755 and 1827 with two examples dating from 1690. The collection cons...
    Subject(s) : Theology
  • Crawford: English Ballads
    A collection of over 1,400 ballads (in English) of the 16th, 17th and the 18th centuries. The most signific...
    Subject(s) : Ballad literature
  • Crawford: English Newspapers
    A collection of 2,735 ‘newsbook’ issues of the Civil War period, together with a later acquisition of anothe...
    Subject(s) : English Civil War
  • Crawford: English Tracts
    There are c. 11,700 pamphlets ranging in date from 1587 to 1912. The collection is particularly strong in t...
    Subject(s) : English Civil War
  • Crawford: Indulgences
    A collection of 69 documents of the 15th, the 16th and the 17th century, mostly Indulgences printed between ...
    Subject(s) : Indulgences
  • Crawford: Miscellaneous Broadsides
    There are c. 2,200 items dating from 1505 to 1897. The arrangement is chronological in 22 boxes and each ite...
    Subject(s) : Jacobites
  • Crawford: Royal Proclamations
    A collection of English, Scottish and Irish proclamations, comprising c. 2,450 documents dated between 1603...
    Subject(s) : Proclamations
  • CRESWICK COLLECTION
    A collection of 62 books and six microfilms of early editions of the letters of Madame de Sévigné (1626-96),...
    Subject(s) : French history, language and literature
  • CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM COLLECTION
    A selection of six items on naval history and practice from the collection of Robert Bontine Cunninghame Gra...
    Subject(s) : Shipping and shipbuilding
  • CUTHBERT COLLECTION
    This is a collection of over 300 books, pamphlets and periodicals by Scottish magicians or about magic as pr...
    Subject(s) : Magic
  • DIETERICHS COLLECTION
    This collection comprises part of the huge library formed by Georg Septimus Dieterichs (1721-1805), Count Pa...
    Subject(s) : Reformation, The
  • DOIG COLLECTION
    A purchased selection of 150 volumes from the collection of books and pamphlets relating to the county of An...
    Subject(s) : Scottish history and literature
  • DOWDEN COLLECTION
    A group of c. 880 volumes largely of theological literature with a notable collection of liturgical works, s...
    Subject(s) : Liturgical works
  • DRYGRANGE COLLECTION
    Over 2,300 volumes from the Rare Book Room of the library of St Andrew’s College, Drygrange, were deposited ...
    Subject(s) : Incunables (in NLS collections)
  • DURDANS COLLECTION
    A selection of 2,762 volumes of printed books and pamphlets, and 25 manuscript volumes, from what remained o...
    Subject(s) : Topography
  • ELLICE COLLECTION
    A collection of 51 items, in a wide variety of formats, focussed mainly on the Glenquoich and Glengarry esta...
    Subject(s) : Glenquoich (Scotland)
  • EUDO MASON COLLECTION
    A collection of children’s books formed by Eudo C. Mason, Professor of German in the University of Edinburgh...
    Subject(s) : Chapbooks
  • FERGUSON COLLECTION
    This collection of 241 volumes containing c. 400 items printed in Scotland during the 16th, the 17th and the...
    Subject(s) : Politics
  • FINDLAY COLLECTION
    A collection of early scientific works from the library of Sir John Ritchie Findlay, Bt. (1866-1930), propri...
    Subject(s) : Horology
  • GAEL TURNBULL COLLECTION
    This collection comprises a major part of the working library of the poet, Gael Turnbull (1928-2004). The co...
    Subject(s) : Scottish poetry
  • GEORGE CAMPBELL HAY COLLECTION
    This collection of 45 books - which are mainly poetical works in a number of languages, including Gaelic (Sc...
    Subject(s) : Gaelic language and literature
  • GILSON COLLECTION
    A collection of the works of Sir Walter Scott, mostly early editions published abroad and in translations, f...
    Subject(s) : Scott, Sir Walter
  • GLEN COLLECTION
    The collection of John Glen (1833-1904), member of a well-known Edinburgh firm of musical instrument makers,...
    Subject(s) : Music
  • GOURDIE COLLECTION
    This is a collection of books and pamphlets (approx. 600 items) on handwriting and calligraphy. It was assem...
    Subject(s) : Calligraphy
  • GRAHAM BROWN COLLECTION
    A large library of Alpine and mountaineering literature formed by the Edinburgh physiologist Professor Thoma...
    Subject(s) : Polar studies and exploration
  • GRAY COLLECTION
    This collection was initially formed when Rev. John Gray (1646-1717), the former minister of Aberlady, beque...
    Subject(s) : Theology
  • GREGYNOG PRESS BOOKS
    A collection of over 100 items deposited in 1978, and subsequently donated in 1993, by Mrs Mary M. Noble of ...
    Subject(s) : Gregynog Press
  • GRINDLAY COLLECTION
    In 1801 an Edinburgh merchant, George Grindlay, left his library to the Royal High School, Edinburgh, where ...
    Subject(s) : Agriculture
  • HAIG COLLECTION
    Purchased in 1978, the collection comprises 65 volumes of books, pamphlets and maps from the library of Doug...
    Subject(s) : Military literature
  • HAIG FERGUSON COLLECTION
    A miscellaneous collection of 55 works in 131 volumes, collected by James M. Heron Watson, and bought from h...
    Subject(s) : Miscellaneous
  • HAXTON COLLECTION
    Collected by John Haxton of Markinch, Fife, and presented by him to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. ...
    Subject(s) : Bibles
  • HENDERSON SMITH COLLECTION
    A large collection of bookplates, Scottish, English and colonial, mounted in 40 volumes, with another 40 vol...
    Subject(s) : Bookplates
  • HEW MORRISON COLLECTION
    A selection of 319 volumes and 30 pamphlets purchased from the library of the Gaelic scholar Hew Morrison LL...
    Subject(s) : Gaelic language and literature
  • HILSON COLLECTION
    Presented to the Advocates’ Library in 1889 by G. Hilson of Jedburgh, this collection consists of 79 volumes...
    Subject(s) : Theology
  • HOPKINSON BERLIOZ COLLECTION
    This collection of Berlioz’s musical and literary works was formed by the music bibliographer Cecil Hopkinso...
    Subject(s) : Music
  • HOPKINSON VERDI COLLECTION
    A collection of vocal scores and libretti of Verdi’s operas, consisting of 336 items, was purchased in 1970 ...
    Subject(s) : Verdi, Giuseppe
  • HUGH SHARP COLLECTION
    This collection is a memorial to the bibliophile Hugh Sharp (1897-1937), a wealthy jute manufacturer in Dund...
    Subject(s) : American literature and book design
  • HUMBLE COLLECTION
    A collection of material by, and relating to, Ben Humble MBE (1904-77), consisting mainly of his collection ...
    Subject(s) : Mountaineering
  • HUME COLLECTION
    A collection of books and pamphlets on South America, presented by John Hume of Edinburgh in 1924, and compr...
    Subject(s) : South America
  • IAIN GORDON BROWN COLLECTION
    A selection of c. 500 items, consisting of books, offprints and ephemera and auction and exhibition catalogu...
    Subject(s) : Art and artists
  • IAN HAMILTON FINLAY COLLECTION
    A collection of c. 300 items, in which the Library's existing holdings of the printed works of Scottish arti...
    Subject(s) : Finlay, Ian Hamilton
  • INGLIS COLLECTION
    Bequeathed in 1929 by Alexander Wood Inglis of Glencorse (1854-1929), Secretary of the Board of Manufactures...
    Subject(s) : Scottish music
  • J. F. CAMPBELL COLLECTION
    Bequeathed by the Gaelic scholar John Francis Campbell of Islay (1822-85), and received by the Faculty of Ad...
    Subject(s) : Scottish history and literature
  • J.G. SCOTT COLLECTION
    Donated by Miss Judith G. Scott, OBE FSA FSA (SCOT), in 1984, this is a collection of 35 18th- and 19th-cent...
    Subject(s) : Children’s books
  • J.M. AIRLIE COLLECTION
    Deposited in 1966 on behalf of the late John McDiarmid Airlie (d. 1965), councillor and Justice of the Peace...
    Subject(s) : Labour Party
  • J.R. SEATON COLLECTION
    This is a selection of 77 items from the collection of books on the Indian Mutiny and the Afghan Wars formed...
    Subject(s) : India
  • J.T. McINTOSH COLLECTION
    This is a collection of books by the Scottish science fiction author 'J.T. McIntosh', James Murdoch MacGrego...
    Subject(s) : Science Fiction
  • JACKSON COLLECTION
    A collection of c. 600 books and serials on the civilisation and culture of the Faroe Islands, donated to th...
    Subject(s) : Faroe Islands
  • JAMES BROWN COLLECTION
    A collection of 512 volumes of books and periodicals bequeathed in 1984 by the Rev. Dr James Brown of Colmon...
    Subject(s) : Printing, history and study of, fine printing
  • JAMES RAMSAY MacDONALD COLLECTION
    Presented in 1981 by the children of the Right Hon. James Ramsay MacDonald (1866-1937) and Margaret Ethel Ma...
    Subject(s) : MacDonald, J. Ramsay
  • JOHN AND LJUBICA ERICKSON COLLECTION
    The main focus of the collection is on the history, operation and organisation of the Red Army and, to a le...
    Subject(s) : Military literature
  • JOHN BARTHOLOMEW COLLECTION
    The Library’s holdings of atlases and maps were considerably enhanced in 1995 by the gift of 36 atlases and ...
    Subject(s) : Geography
  • JOHN LESLIE SANDERSON COLLECTION
    A collection of over 200 volumes donated to the Library in 1996 by the late Mrs Marjorie Alderman, of Toront...
    Subject(s) : Douglas, Norman
  • JOLLY COLLECTION
    In 1958 the Theological College of the Episcopal Church in Scotland deposited on long-term loan a large part...
    Subject(s) : Episcopal Church (Scotland)
  • JOYCE PETTIGREW COLLECTION
    A collection of 70 books on the Punjab and Sikh history presented to the Library by the scholar and Sikh his...
    Subject(s) : India
  • KEILLER COLLECTION
    A collection of over 400 volumes, covering witchcraft, demonology and erotica, formed by the Scottish archae...
    Subject(s) : Witchcraft
  • KELMSCOTT PRESS COLLECTION
    A collection of books printed by the Kelmscott Press, acquired by the Library through legal deposit, donatio...
    Subject(s) : Kelmscott Press
  • LAURISTON CASTLE COLLECTION
    The collection is based on the library built up by William Robert Reid (1854-1919), an Edinburgh businessman...
    Subject(s) : Chapbooks
  • LEWIS GRASSIC GIBBON COLLECTION
    A collection of 24 items, largely composed of 20th century journals, mainly Scottish, carrying contributions...
    Subject(s) : Scottish history and literature
  • LLOYD COLLECTION
    The collection of books on mountaineering, mainly relating to the Alps, bequeathed by Robert Wylie Lloyd (18...
    Subject(s) : Geography
  • LORD GEORGE DOUGLAS COLLECTION
    The collection of books formed by Lord George Douglas, youngest son of the 1st Duke of Queensberry, who died...
    Subject(s) : Law
  • LORD MURRAY COLLECTION
    In 1853 the Advocates’ Library was given a collection of 172 volumes from the library of Archibald Murray, L...
    Subject(s) : Economics
  • LORD ROWALLAN COLLECTION
    A selection of 18 items, chiefly relating to the Scout movement, which formerly belonged to Thomas Godfrey P...
    Subject(s) : Scouts
  • LYLE COLLECTION
    A collection of 141 volumes purchased from £500 donated in 1925 by Sir Alexander Park-Lyle, 1st Baronet of G...
    Subject(s) : Shipping and shipbuilding
  • MACADAM COLLECTION
    This collection was bequeathed by Joseph Hancock Macadam, President of the Scottish Association of Master Ba...
    Subject(s) : Confectionery
  • MacCURDY COLLECTION
    A collection of 115 volumes relating to Leonardo da Vinci, including facsimile editions of the manuscripts, ...
    Subject(s) : Leonardo da Vinci
  • MACDONALD PUBLISHERS COLLECTION
    A collection of 72 printed volumes dating from 1953 to 1987, mainly published by the Edinburgh-based firm, M...
    Subject(s) : Scottish history and literature
  • MACNAUGHTON COLLECTION
    A collection of 80, 20th-century, socialist and anti-war pamphlets presented in 1994 by Mr Alexander Wood, f...
    Subject(s) : Socialist literature
  • MAITLAND THOMSON COLLECTION
    A collection of early English plays and some volumes of poetry and devotional works, presented in 1912 by Jo...
    Subject(s) : Engineering
  • MARISCHAL COLLECTION
    A collection of 137 maps of Scotland, published between 1573 and 1873, named after George Keith, 10th and la...
    Subject(s) : Maps, atlases and mapmaking
  • MARTIN COLLECTION
    A selection of 50 volumes purchased in 1981 from the remnant of a family archive relating to the life and wo...
    Subject(s) : Theatre
  • MARY STEWART COLLECTION
    A collection of c. 400 English-language editions and foreign translations of works by the author Lady Mary S...
    Subject(s) : Stewart, Lady Mary
  • MATHESON COLLECTION
    A collection of mainly philological works, in Celtic and some non-Celtic languages, purchased from the estat...
    Subject(s) : Celtic studies
  • MAXWELL A. BEGG COLLECTION
    Presented in 1989, in accordance with his wishes, this is a selection from the personal collection of the la...
    Subject(s) : Kipling, Rudyard
  • McGAHEY COLLECTION
    This collection of 500 volumes dating from 1872 to 1995 was the personal library of Mick McGahey (1925-1999)...
    Subject(s) : Coal mining
  • MERCIER COLLECTION
    Louis-Sébastien Mercier (1740-1814) was a major dramatist of the period of the French Revolution. This colle...
    Subject(s) : Theatre
  • MERIDEN GRAVURE COMPANY COLLECTION
    A selection of 84 items, donated by Ruari McLean (see Ruari McLean Collection) between 1987-92, from the dis...
    Subject(s) : Private presses
  • MINEWORKERS' FEDERATION
    This deposited collection contains material published by and about the Mineworkers' Federation of Great Brit...
    Subject(s) : Coal mining
  • MOIR RARE BOOK COLLECTION
    The Scottish Beekeepers' Association placed this collection of 250 volumes relating to all aspects of beekee...
    Subject(s) : Bee culture
  • MONRO COLLECTION
    A collection of 161 volumes comprising mainly British and continental imprints, chiefly of the 18th and the ...
    Subject(s) : Miscellaneous
  • MOODY COLLECTION
    A collection of 1,342 twentieth-century books, all with inscriptions by the authors, including Lawrence Durr...
    Subject(s) : Miscellaneous
  • MURDOCH HENDERSON COLLECTION
    A collection of over 200 bound volumes, 556 sheet music publications and a number of manuscript volumes, beq...
    Subject(s) : Scottish music
  • MURIEL SPARK COLLECTION
    A collection of c. 150 volumes by the late Scottish author Dame Muriel Spark (1918-2006), which includes tra...
    Subject(s) : Spark, Muriel
  • NAISMITH COLLECTION
    A collection of 47 items in 45 volumes donated to the Library by the late Scottish architect Robert James Na...
    Subject(s) : Architecture
  • NEWBATTLE COLLECTION
    This collection consists of a major portion of the library formed over three centuries by members of the Lot...
    Subject(s) : Topography
  • NEWHAILES LIBRARY
    The library of the Dalrymple family was formed largely by Sir David Dalrymple (1726-92), Lord Hailes, who ad...
    Subject(s) : Economics
  • NEWMAN COLLECTION
    The collection was acquired in 1973 from the library of Professor Sydney T.M. Newman (1906-71), Reid Profess...
    Subject(s) : Topography
  • NICHOL SMITH COLLECTION
    A collection of over 900 books presented by Professor D. Nichol Smith (1875-1962), formerly Merton Professor...
    Subject(s) : French history, language and literature
  • OBAN CATHEDRAL COLLECTION
    A selection of 129 volumes from the library of the Roman Catholic diocese of Argyll and the Isles, formerly ...
    Subject(s) : Catholic Church
  • OLIPHANT COLLECTION
    A collection of books and pamphlets by the novelist Mrs Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897), which consists of 163...
    Subject(s) : Oliphant, Margaret
  • OLIVER & BOYD COLLECTION
    The file-copies of the collection of the publications of the Edinburgh publishing firm Oliver & Boyd was dep...
    Subject(s) : Oliver & Boyd
  • ORROCK COLLECTION
    A selection of 41 volumes from the library of the Rev. Alexander Orrock (1652-1711), minister of Hawick (169...
    Subject(s) : Theology
  • OSSIAN COLLECTION
    Collected by J. Norman Methven of Perth, and presented in 1941, this collection of 327 volumes is devoted to...
    Subject(s) : Ossian and Ossianic literature
  • OUSELEY ELLIOT COLLECTION
    A collection of printed works, in a variety of formats, mainly by, about, or owned by Sir Charles Elliot (18...
    Subject(s) : India
  • PATERSON COLLECTION
    A selection of 579 volumes from the library of Henry James Paterson, who, although he lived in the south of ...
    Subject(s) : Printing, history and study of, fine printing
  • PERTH ST NINIAN’S CATHEDRAL LIBRARY
    In 1977, before the dispersal of a large part of the library of St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, the Library pu...
    Subject(s) : Scott, James (bookbindings)
  • PHOTOGRAPHS
    Although the majority of the photographs and photographically illustrated books are scattered throughout the...
    Subject(s) : Photographs
  • PILKINGTON JACKSON COLLECTION
    A collection of 45 books and photographs on art and the history of art, including Classical and oriental art...
    Subject(s) : Art and artists
  • POLISH COLLECTIONS (E)
    Presented by the Polish Community in Edinburgh in 1962 to commemorate the millennium of Christianity in Pola...
    Subject(s) : Polish literature
  • POLISH COLLECTIONS (S)
    In the 1820s the Signet Library in Edinburgh was given a collection of 143 books on Polish history and liter...
    Subject(s) : Polish literature
  • POLISH COLLECTIONS (T)
    Presented in 1964 by Count Jan Tarnowski, the collection contains 70 books and 66 pamphlets, which are moder...
    Subject(s) : Polish literature
  • PRESHOME CHAPEL LIBRARY
    The library of the Chapel House at Preshome, Banffshire, deposited in 1975 by the Trustees, which consists o...
    Subject(s) : Catholic Church
  • PRESSLER KAHAN TAUCHNITZ COLLECTION
    This collection, donated in 2011, consists of an almost complete set of the Collection of British (and Ameri...
    Subject(s) : English literature
  • PROTESTANT INSTITUTE COLLECTION
    A selection of 571 volumes, including 50 volumes of pamphlets, from the library of the Protestant Institute ...
    Subject(s) : Theatre
  • RENWICK COLLECTION
    A collection of 27 volumes, mostly of Italian and French literature of the 16th century, but including one i...
    Subject(s) : French history, language and literature
  • ROBERT GRANT COLLECTION
    A collection of 36 items formerly the property of Robert Grant & Son. A large part of the collection consist...
    Subject(s) : Bookselling
  • ROMANIAN COLLECTION
    A miscellaneous collection of contemporary Romanian literature, was presented by the University of Bucharest...
    Subject(s) : Romanian literature
  • RONALD SELBY WRIGHT COLLECTION
    A collection of hardbacks in Selby Wright's own commissioned bindings, paperback monographs, magazines, news...
    Subject(s) : Bookbindings
  • RONALD W. CLARK COLLECTION
    A collection of foreign editions of the works of Ronald W. Clark (1916-87), biographer and mountaineer, dona...
    Subject(s) : Science
  • ROSEBERY COLLECTION
    Presented in 1927 to the newly established National Library by the 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929), this gr...
    Subject(s) : French history, language and literature
  • ROXBURGHE COLLECTION
    A collection of the publications of the Roxburghe Club from 1814....
    Subject(s) : Roxburghe Club
  • ROYAL BLIND SCHOOL COLLECTION
    This is a selection of works printed for the use of the blind - mainly from the presses of James Gall of Edi...
    Subject(s) : Blind, books for the
  • ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL, EDINBURGH, LIBRARY
    A collection of 226 volumes, which until 1968 were part of the Library of the Royal High School, Edinburgh. ...
    Subject(s) : Greek language and literature
  • ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM COLLECTION
    A miscellaneous collection of 45 items from the Royal Scottish Museum transferred to the Library on permanen...
    Subject(s) : Bookbindings
  • RUARI McLEAN COLLECTION
    Part of the private library and working collection of Ruari McLean (1917-2006), CBE DSC, a former Trustee of...
    Subject(s) : McLean, Ruari
  • SALTOUN MANSE COLLECTION
    In 1977 c. 2,000 books were transferred to the Library from Saltoun Manse and became a long-term deposit in ...
    Subject(s) : Fletcher, Andrew (of Saltoun)
  • SAVAGE COLLECTION
    Presented in 1988 by Dr Richard Savage, who had pursued a medical career in Nigeria, this collection consist...
    Subject(s) : Africa
  • SCHOOL PRIZE BOOKS
    The collection originated in a small group of school prize books presented by Ian Grant of John Grant, Books...
    Subject(s) : School prize books
  • SIR CHARLES ELLIOT COLLECTION
    This collection of 21 items largely reflects the Imperial duties performed by Sir Charles Elliot (1801-1875)...
    Subject(s) : China
  • SIR GEORGE TAYLOR COLLECTION
    A selection of c. 200 books donated from the library of the Scottish botanist Sir George Taylor (1904-1993),...
    Subject(s) : Botany
  • SOCIAL CREDIT COLLECTION
    A deposited collection of approximately 800 volumes, received by the Library in 1993. It comprises the libr...
    Subject(s) : Douglas, Major Clifford Hugh
  • STEVENSON COLLECTION
    A collection of 619 items in 80 volumes from the archive of the civil engineering firm of Robert Stevenson, ...
    Subject(s) : Engineering
  • STIRTON COLLECTION
    A selection of 57 items from the collection of the Rev. Dr John Stirton (1871-1944), CVO DD FSA (SCOT), mini...
    Subject(s) : Greek language and literature
  • SUNDERLAND HALL COLLECTION
    A selection of 50 items, dating from the 15th to the 18th century, from the library of Sunderland Hall, whic...
    Subject(s) : Incunables (in NLS collections)
  • SUTHERLAND COLLECTION
    The books of James Sutherland (1638?-1719), first Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden, came to the Adv...
    Subject(s) : Natural history
  • SUTTIE COLLECTION
    The remnant of the library acquired by the family of Suttie of Balgone and Grant Suttie of Balgone and Prest...
    Subject(s) : Law
  • THOMAS MURRAY COLLECTION
    THOMAS MURRAY COLLECTION This collection of over 600 printed items reflects Thomas Murray's (1900-1983) i...
    Subject(s) : Politics
  • THORKELIN COLLECTION
    The foundation of the Library’s Scandinavian collections, this collection was purchased by the Faculty of Ad...
    Subject(s) : Icelandic literature
  • TOWNLEY COLLECTION
    Presented to the Library by Mr A. Townley in 1961, this is a collection of c. 7,500 picture postcards sent f...
    Subject(s) : Postcards
  • TRAGARA PRESS
    This is an almost complete collection of all the letterpress items printed by Alan Anderson's Tragara Press ...
    Subject(s) : Private presses
  • TWEEDSMUIR COLLECTION
    A small collection of 25 books from the library of John Buchan (1875-1940), first baron Tweedsmuir, which wa...
    Subject(s) : Buchan, John
  • TYNINGHAME HOUSE LIBRARY
    A selection of books from the library at Tyninghame House purchased in 1987, before it was dispersed at auct...
    Subject(s) : Politics
  • W.A. DWIGGINS COLLECTION
    This selection of 20 items connected with the American designer, calligrapher, illustrator and typographer, ...
    Subject(s) : Printing, history and study of, fine printing
  • WALTER BLAIKIE COLLECTION
    Formed by Dr Walter Biggar Blaikie (1847-1928) of the Edinburgh printing firm of T. & A. Constable, and pres...
    Subject(s) : Scottish history and literature
  • WARDEN SHORTHAND COLLECTION
    The collection formed by John Mabon Warden, of Edinburgh, Vice-President of the Esperantista Akademio, was p...
    Subject(s) : Shipping and shipbuilding
  • WEIR COLLECTION
    A collection of 19th-century playbills, posters, programmes, photographs and newspaper cuttings, 525 items i...
    Subject(s) : Playbills
  • WESTLAKE COLLECTION
    Donated by Mrs I.F. Westlake in 1974, this collection of 21 items bound in 12 volumes (16 ESTC and 5 Wing - ...
    Subject(s) : Strange, Sir Robert
  • WILLIAM BEATTIE COLLECTION
    A small selection (98 items) of books, pamphlets and off-prints from the library of William Beattie (1903-86...
    Subject(s) : Scottish history and literature
  • WOODBURN COLLECTION
    A miscellaneous collection of 205 books and pamphlets belonging to Rt Hon Dr Arthur Woodburn (1890-1978), La...
    Subject(s) : Labour Party
  • WORDIE COLLECTION
    This collection of works on Arctic and Antarctic exploration was formed by Sir James Mann Wordie (1889-1962)...
    Subject(s) : Exploration and travel
  • YULE COLLECTION
    A collection of 184 volumes, many of them composite volumes of pamphlets, chiefly relating to English and Sc...
    Subject(s) : Law

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