Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland
MACDONALD PUBLISHERS COLLECTION
A collection of 72 printed volumes dating from 1953 to 1987, mainly published by the Edinburgh-based firm, Macdonald Publishers. The works are mostly Scottish literature and poetry of this period and reflect the close association of the founder of the firm, Callum Macdonald (1912-99), with the leading Scottish writers of the second half of the 20th century. As printer, publisher, and managing editor of the literary journal Lines Review, Macdonald was instrumental in publishing a wide range of poetry and prose in English, Scots and Gaelic. The printed volumes were received as part of the donation of the publishing archive of Callum Macdonald in 1987.
Typescript inventory of the manuscripts. Callum Macdonald: Scottish Literary Publisher [NLS exhibition catalogue], Edinburgh, 1987.