Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland


In 1801 an Edinburgh merchant, George Grindlay, left his library to the Royal High School, Edinburgh, where he had been a pupil; his books were subsequently presented to the Library by the Royal High School in 1964. The collection consists of 475 volumes covering a wide range of subjects, many of a practical nature, including agriculture, mathematics, accountancy and business practice, but also works of general literature and piety, and narratives of voyages of exploration and travel.

Shelfmark: Grindlay.

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