Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland
SCHOOL PRIZE BOOKS
The collection originated in a small group of school prize books presented by Ian Grant of John Grant, Booksellers, in 1964 and later years. It has since been built up by donation and purchase and at present consists of 589 volumes. The schools are mainly, but not exclusively, Scottish, and the books were awarded as prizes mostly in the 19th century; additions continue to be made to the collection.