Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland
In 1934 the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland deposited the Haxton Collection of Bibles (see Haxton Collection) and seven printed works, including a first folio of Shakespeare and Caxton’s translation of Jacobus de Voragine’s Legenda Aurea Sanctorum (Wynkyn de Worde, 1507). These deposited items were converted into a gift in 1949 when the Society presented a further collection of c. 400 volumes and a number of pamphlets, which form a miscellaneous collection of British and continental publications from the 16th to the 19th century, with seven incunables, and including a number of sale catalogues. The Society also deposited in 1934 a collection of manuscripts in 321 volumes, together with 21 charters.
The manuscripts are described and indexed in Vol. II of the Library’s Catalogue of Manuscripts.