Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland

ALVA COLLECTION

This collection comprises 379 volumes from the library of James Erskine of Alva, Lord Barjarg (1732-96), many of them belonging to his father, Charles Erskine, Lord Tinwald (1680-1763), Lord Justice Clerk, and containing his bookplate. Most of the books in the collection are law books of the 16th and the 17th century, and are predominantly continental imprints. The collection was presented to the National Library in 1927 by the Trustees of Dollar Academy.

Shelfmark: Alva.

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