Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland
HOPKINSON VERDI COLLECTION
A collection of vocal scores and libretti of Verdi’s operas, consisting of 336 items, was purchased in 1970 from Cecil Hopkinson, and contains many rare editions. Hopkinson’s Bibliography of the Works of Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901, 2 vols. (1973, 1978) was based on the collection. Additions continue to be made to the collection, the acquisition of which has encouraged the Library in the collecting of Italian operas.