Location symbols — Scottish books 1505-1660 (Aldis updated)

Location symbols and other abbreviations used in the online version of 'A list of books printed in Scotland before 1701' by H G Aldis.

  • A — Advocates Library/National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • A3 — Charter Room, Townhouse, Aberdeen. = V
  • A4 — United Free Church Library, Aberdeen
  • A5 — Aberdeen Public Library
  • Abbotsford — Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire
  • Amsterdam — Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
  • B — British Library, London
  • Balt — George Peabody Department, Enoch Pratt Free library, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Berlin — Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Berlin
  • Birm — Birmingham University
  • Blairs — Blairs College, Aberdeen (now on deposit in the National Library of Scotland)
  • BO — Boston Public Library
  • BO2 — Boston Athenaeum
  • BO6 — Zion Research Library, Boston, Mass
  • Bonn — Universitätsbibliothek, Bonn
  • Britwell — Britwell Court Library (now dispersed)
  • BTU — Queen's University, Belfast
  • C — Cambridge University
  • C2 — Trinity College, Cambridge = T
  • C3 — Emmanuel College, Cambridge
  • C4 — King's College, Cambridge
  • C5 — St John's College, Cambridge
  • C6 — Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge
  • C7 — Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
  • C8 — Jesus College, Cambridge
  • C9 — Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
  • C10 — Magdalene College, Cambridge
  • C11 — St Catherine's College, Cambridge
  • C12 — Christ's College, Cambridge
  • C13 — Clare College, Cambridge
  • C16 — Queens' College, Cambridge
  • C17 — Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
  • C18 — Selwyn College, Cambridge
  • C19 — Peterhouse College, Cambridge
  • C20 — Trinity Hall, Cambridge
  • CAL — University of California, Los Angeles
  • Carlisle — Carlisle Cathedral
  • Cashel — Cashel Cathedral, County Tipperary
  • CB — John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • CH — Chapin Library, Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • CHI — Chicago University
  • CLC — William A. Clark Library, Los Angeles
  • Copenhagen — Royal Library, Copenhagen
  • CU — Columbia University, New York
  • D — St Andrews University
  • D2 — Marsh Library, Dublin
  • DnP — Dundee Public Library
  • DnU — Dundee University
  • Dulwich — Dulwich College, London
  • Dur — Durham Cathedral
  • Dur3 — Cosin Library, Durham (now part of Durham University Library)
  • Dur5 — Durham University
  • E — Edinburgh University
  • E4 — New College, Edinburgh
  • E5 — Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
  • E7 — Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • E8 — Edinburgh Public Libraries, including Huntly House Museum and Town Council Archives
  • E11 — Speculative Society, Edinburgh
  • E12 — Edward Clark Library, Napier University, Edinburgh
  • E13 — Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
  • E20 — Scottish Episcopal Church Library, Edinburgh
  • E21 — Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh
  • E22 — Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (on deposit in the National Library of Scotland)
  • E23 — Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
  • E24 — Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Ely — Ely Cathedral
  • F — Library of F. S Ferguson (now dispersed; mainly in the National Library of Scotland and the Library of the University of Illinois)
  • Folg — Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington
  • Fort Augustus — Benedictine Monastery, Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire (the older books now on deposit in the National Library of Scotland)
  • G — Glasgow University
  • G5 — Glasgow City Archives
  • G6 — St Peter's College, Newlands, Glasgow
  • Geneva — Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire à Genève
  • Göttingen — Göttingen University
  • Gray — Gray Library, Haddington (now in the National Library of Scotland)
  • Hague — Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague
  • Haverford — Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania
  • HD — Harvard University (including Law School)
  • HH — Sir R.L. Harmsworth's Library (now dispersed: British books printed up to 1640 now in Folg)
  • HN — Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • Huth — Huth Library (now dispersed)
  • I — Innerpeffray Library
  • ILL — University of Illinois
  • IND — Indiana University
  • Iowa — Iowa University
  • J — John Rylands University Library. Manchester
  • Jaggard — W. Jaggard Library, Stratford-on-Avon (now dispersed)
  • JH — Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • K2 — Hornel Museum, Broughton House, Kirkcudbright
  • L2 — Lambeth Palace, London
  • L3 — Dr Williams' Library, London
  • L4 — Sion College, London (now dispersed)
  • L5 — Society of Antiquaries of London
  • L8 — Guildhall Library, London
  • L13 — Westminster Abbey
  • L14 — British and Foreign Bible Society, London
  • L15 — St Paul's Cathedral
  • L16 — Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, London
  • L17 — Royal College of Physicians, London
  • L19 — Royal College of Surgeons, London
  • L22 — Lincoln's Inn
  • L30 — London University
  • L31 — Congregational Library, Memorial Hall, Farrington Street, London
  • L38 — University College, London
  • L43 — The London Library
  • L49 — Gray's Inn
  • L50 — Friends' House
  • L51 — House of Lords
  • Lamp — St David's College, Lampeter
  • LdU — Leeds University
  • Leighton — Archbishop Leighton's Library, Dunblane (apply to Stirling University Library)
  • Linc — Lincoln Cathedral
  • Liv — Liverpool Cathedral (Anglican)
  • Liv3 — University of Liverpool
  • M — Mitchell Library, Glasgow
  • M2 — Chetham's Library, Manchester
  • MCG — McGill University, Montreal
  • MEL — Public Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • MEL2 — University of Melbourne
  • MICH — University of Michigan
  • MIN — University of Minnesota
  • MWA — American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • N — Newberry Library, Chicago
  • NC — Columbia University, New York
  • NEK — Newcastle University (formerly King's College)
  • NLA — National Library of Australia, Canberra
  • NLW — National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • NU — Union Theological Seminary, New York
  • NW — North Western University
  • NY — New York Public Library
  • NY2 — New York Historical Society
  • NY4 — New York Academy of Medicine
  • NY6 — American Bible Society, New York
  • NY7 — New York University
  • NY11 — General Theological Seminary, New York
  • O — Used as a location symbol, O means Bodleian Library, Oxford.
  • O2 — Queen's College, Oxford
  • O3 — Christ Church, Oxford
  • O5 — Corpus Christi College, Oxford
  • O6 — Worcester College, Oxford
  • O7 — Wadham College, Oxford
  • O8 — St John's College, Oxford
  • O13 — Lincoln College, Oxford
  • O14 — New College, Oxford
  • O17 — Balliol College, Oxford
  • O18 — Jesus College, Oxford
  • O19 — Oriel College, Oxford
  • O26 — St Edmund's Hall, Oxford
  • O38 — Oxford University Press
  • P — Public Record Office, London
  • Paris — Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
  • Paris2 — Bibliothèque de L'Arsenal, Paris
  • PEN — University of Pennsylvania
  • PEN2 — Pennsylvania State University
  • Perth — Sandeman Library, Perth
  • Peterborough — Peterborough Cathedral
  • PH — Library Company of Philadelphia
  • Plume — Plume Library, Malden
  • PML — Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
  • PNT — Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Princeton — Princeton University
  • Q — Society of Antiquaries, London
  • R — Scottish Record Office, Register House, Edinburgh
  • RD — Rothamstead Agricultural Experimental Station
  • Reading — University of Reading, Reading, Berks
  • Rosenbach — Rosenbach Foundation
  • Rutgers — Rutgers University
  • S — Signet Library, Edinburgh, partly dispersed between 1959 and 1964
  • Saint Asaph — St Asaph's Cathedral
  • St Gallen — Stadtbibliothek, St Gallen
  • Saltoun — Saltoun Parish Library (in National Library of Scotland)
  • SHEF — Sheffield University
  • Stirling — Stirling University
  • SWA — Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
  • Sydney — University of Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sydney2 — Public Library of New South Wales, Sudney
  • T — Trinity College, Cambridge
  • TCD — Trinity College, Dublin
  • Tex — University of Texas
  • Truro — Bishop Phillpott Library, Truro
  • U — Aberdeen University
  • Ushaw — St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw, Durham
  • Utrecht — Utrecht University, Utrecht
  • V — Aberdeen City Charter Room
  • VA — University of Virginia, Charlottesville
  • Vienna — National Library, Vienna
  • Wash — Library of Congress, Washington
  • Wash11 — Surgeon-General's Office, Washington
  • WEL — Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • WIN2 —St George's Chapter Library, Windsor Castle
  • WIS — University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wn
  • WN — Winchester College
  • Wolfenbüttel — Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel
  • Y — Yale University (including Cushing Library, Yale Medical School)
  • Yk — York Minster

Other abbreviations
  • Abbotsford Cat — Catalogue of the Library at Abbotsford. 1838
  • Ab.P — J. P. Edmond, The Aberdeen printers. 1886
  • Ab.P.L. Notes — J. P. Edmond, Last notes on the Aberdeen printers. 1888
  • ABR — The Aberdeen burgess register, 1631-1700. Edited by A.M. Munro. [New Spalding Club Miscellany, 11.] 1908
  • Acts — The acts of the parliaments of Scotland. Edited by Thomas Thomson. 12 vols. 1844-75
  • APT — List of pollable persons in the shire of Aberdeen 1696, 2 vols. [Spalding Club.] 1844
  • Arber — E. Arber, A transcript of the registers of the Company of Stationers of London, 1554-1640. 5 vols. 1875-94
  • BA — Bibliographia Aberdonensis. By J. F. Kellas Johnstone and A. W. Robertson. 2 vols. [Third Spalding Club.] 1929-30
  • Baillie — The letters and journals of Robert Baillie. 3 vols. [Bannatyne Club.] 1841-2
  • Banff — The annals of Banff. Edited by W. Cramond. 2 vols. [New Spalding Club.] 1891-3
  • Bann.Misc — The Bannatyne miscellany. 3 vols. [Bannatyne Club.] 1827-55
  • BGBG — The burgesses and guild brethren of Glasgow 1573-1750. Edited by J. R. Anderson. [Scottish Record Society.] 1925
  • Bibliotheck — The Bibliotheck: a Scottish Journal of Bibliography and Allied Topics
  • BL — R. Steele, A bibliography of royal proclamations, ii, pt.2 (Scotland). [Bibliotheca Lindesiana, vi, pt.2.] 1910
  • BL England — R. Steele, A bibliography of royal proclamations, i (England and Wales). [Bibliotheca Lindesiana, v.] 1910
  • Black — G. F. Black, The beginnings of the study of Hebrew in Scotland. [A.S. freidus Memorial Volume, New York] 1929
  • BRG — Extracts from the records of the burgh of Glasgow 1663-1717. 2 vols. [Scottish Burgh Records Society.] 1905-8
  • brs — Sometimes used for broadside or broadsheet, but s.sh. is more usual
  • Calderwood — David Calderwood, The history of the Kirk of Scotland. 8 vols. [Wodrow Society.] 1842-9
  • Carnie I — R. H. Carnie and R. P. Doig, Scottish printers and booksellers 1668-1775: a supplement. [SB, xii, 131-59.] 1959
  • Carnie II — R. H. Carnie, Scottish printers and booksellers 1668-1775: a second supplement. [SB, xiv, 81-96; xv, 105-19.] 1961-2
  • Carnie III — R. H. Carnie, Perth booksellers and bookbinders 1538-1864. [The Bibliotheck, i, no.4, 24-39.] 1958
  • Carruthers — S. W. Carruthers, Three centuries of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. 1957
  • Century — A century of books printed in Glasgow. [Glasgow Bibliographical Society Records, v, 1915-16.]
  • Chalmers — G. Chalmers, The life of Thomas Ruddiman. 1794
  • Clerk MSS — Index, Clerk of Penicuik MSS, Register House, Edinburgh
  • Const — Catalogue of a collection of tracts illustrative of British history. [From the library of David Constable.] 1827
  • Cotton — H. Cotton, A list of editions of the Bible, and parts thereof in English. 2nd edition. 1852
  • Court Book C — Records of the Court of the Stationers' Company 1602 to 1640, ed. William Jackson. London, 1957
  • Cowan — W. Cowan, A bibliography of the Book of Common Order. [EBS Publications, x, 1911-13.]
  • Dal — Dalrymple Office, Register House, Edinburgh. The numerals in the references Dal., Dur. and Mack., describe the volume number, and the number of the first page only of the deed
  • Dalzel — A. Dalzel, History of the University of Edinburgh. 2 vols. 1862
  • DE — R. Dickson and J. P. Edmond, Annals of Scottish printing. 1890
  • DM — Historical catalogue of printed editions of the English Bible 1525-1961. Revised from the edition of T. H. Darlow and H. F. Moule by A. S. Herbert. London: British and Foreign Bible Society. 1968
  • DNB — Dictionary of National Biography
  • Dur — Durie Office, Register House, Edinburgh
  • EBS — Edinburgh Bibliographical Society
  • ERA 1583-1666 — The register of apprentices in the city of Edinburgh 1583-1666. Edited by Sir F. J. Grant. [Scottish Record Society.] 1906
  • ERA 1666-1700 — The register of Edinburgh apprentices 1666-1700. Edited by C. B. Boog Watson. [Scottish Record Society.] 1929
  • ERBE — Extracts from the records of the burgh of Edinburgh. Edited by M. Wood and H. Armet. 1927
  • EUL MSS — Graduand and matriculation registers. Edinburgh University Library MSS
  • fol — Folio
  • Foulis — The account book of Sir John Foulis of Ravelston 1671-1707. Edited by A. W. C. Hallen. [SHS, xvi.] 1894
  • Fountainhall — Historical notices of Scottish affairs, selected from the manuscripts of Mr John Lauder of Fountainhall. 2 vols. 1661-88. [Bannatyne Club.] 1848
  • Harleian Library — Catalogus Bibliothecae Harleianae. 1744
  • Haz — W. C. Hazlitt, Collections and notes. H.: Hand-book to the popular, poetical and dramatic literature of Great Britain. 1867. i: Collections and notes [1st Series]. 1876. ii: Bibliographical collections and notes, 2nd Series. 1882. iii: 3rd Series. 1887. iv: 3rd Series, [1st] Supplements. 1889. v: 3rd Series, 2nd Supplement. 1892. vi: 4th Series. 1903
  • Herbert — Typographical antiquities. Begun by Joseph Ames, augmented by William Herbert. 3 vols. 1785-90
  • HS. of A. Anderson — Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson
  • Hunt — Catalogue of botanical books in the collection of Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt. 3 vols. 1958-61
  • JC — Manuscript, written by James Chalmers, of George Chalmers's collections on the history of printing in Scotland. (National Library of Scotland, Advocates' MS. 16.2.21-22.)
  • Kastner — The poetical works of William Drummond of Hawthornden. Edited by L. E. Kastner. 2 vols. [Scottish Text Society, New Series, iii-iv, 1913.]
  • Kennedy — W. Kennedy, The annals of Aberdeen. 2 vols. 1818
  • Laing — Catalogue of the first[-fourth] portion of the library of the late David Laing. 1879-81
  • Lauder — Journals of Sir John Lauder of Fountainhall 1665-1676. Edited by D. Crawford. [SHS. xxxvi.] 1900
  • L.Charteris — Catalogue of Scottish writers [chiefly by Laurence Charteris, edited by J. Maidment]. 1833
  • Lea Wilson — Bibles, Testaments, Psalms and other Books of the Holy Scriptures in English. In the Collection of Lea Wilson. 1845
  • Lee — Memorial for the Bible Societies in Scotland. [By Dr John Lee.] 1824. Additional memorial, 1826
  • Lee, Brian North — Brian North Lee. Early Printed Book Labels. Private Libraries Association, 1975
  • Lumsden — H. Lumsden and P. Aitken, History of the hammermen of Glasgow. 1912
  • McDonald — W. R. McDonald. Scottish almanacs. [Bibliotheck iv nos. 7 & 8]. 1966
  • Mack — Mackenzie Office, Register House, Edinburgh
  • McK. & F — Ronald B. McKerrow and F.S. Ferguson. Title-page borders used in England and Scotland 1485-1640. London, 1932
  • M`Ure — J. M`Ure. The history of Glasgow. New edition. 1830. Appendix
  • Maunsell — A. Maunsell, The catalogue of English printed books, 1595. [Facsimile in English Bibliographical Sources, Ser.2, i.] 1965
  • Mitchell — W. S. Mitchell, A history of Scottish bookbinding 1432 to 1650. [Aberdeen University Studies, cxxxiv.] 1955
  • N. & Q — Notes & Queries
  • O — If prefixed to a letter followed by a number in the right-hand column of the list of books, O means D. Wing, Gallery of ghosts, 1967. Used as a location symbol, O means Bodleian Library, Oxford
  • OG — The memorial catalogue of the Old Glasgow Exhibition. 1894
  • PBD — Plomer, Bushnell and Dix, A dictionary of the printers and booksellers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1726 to 1775. Those in Scotland by G. H. Bushnell. [Bibliographical Society.] 1932
  • PC — Privy Council
  • PC Reg — Register of the Privy Council
  • Plomer I — H. R. Plomer, A dictionary of the printers and booksellers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1641 to 1667. [Bibliographical Society.] 1907
  • Plomer II — H. R. Plomer, A dictionary of the printers and booksellers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1668 to 1725. [Bibliographical Society.] 1922
  • Procl — Proclamation
  • PTR — Edinburgh poll tax returns for 1694. Edited by M. Wood. [Scottish Record Society.] 1951
  • PTRE — Poll tax returns for Edinburgh parishes. MS. Register House, Edinburgh
  • Qua. or Quaritch Cat — Sale catalogues of Bernard Quaritch, London
  • Ramage — D. Ramage, A finding-list of English books to 1640. 1958
  • Rariora — Rariora, being notes of some of the printed books, &c. &c., collected (1858-1900) by John Eliot Hodgkin
  • RD Index — Index to the register of deeds 1661-94. Scottish Record Office. 1915-68
  • ROA — Records of Old Aberdeen, MCLVIII-MDCCCXLI. Edited by A. M. Munro. i. [New Spalding Club.] 1899
  • Row's Historie — J. Row, The history of the Kirk of Scotland. [Wodrow Society.] 1842
  • Roxburghe — A catalogue of the library of John, Duke of Roxburghe. 1812
  • RTG — The Commissariat Record of Glasgow. Register of testaments 1547-1800. Edited by F. J. Grant. [Scottish Record Society.] 1901
  • Sabin — J. Sabin, A dictionary of books relating to America. 29 vols. 1868-1936
  • Sanders — W. J. Couper, Robert Sanders the Elder. [Glasgow Bibliographical Society Records, iii, 1913-14.]
  • SB — Studies in Bibliography. Edited by Fredson Bowers. 1948-
  • Seafield — Seafield correspondence from 1685 to 1708. Edited by J. Grant. [SHS, New Series, iii.] 1912
  • SHR — Scottish Historical Review
  • SHS — Publications of the Scottish History Society
  • Spott.Misc — The Spottiswoode miscellany. 2 vols. [Spottiswoode Society.] 1844-5
  • SP Scot — State Papers (Scotland) in the Public Record Office, London. Calendared in print in Calendar of the State Papers relating to Scotland, 1509-1603. 2 vols. 1858
  • s.sh — The symbol usually employed to describe a print consisting of a single sheet of paper (unfolded) of whatever size
  • s.sh.fol — Sometimes used for half a sheet regarded as a single leaf in folio format, but s.sh. is more usual
  • STC — A. W. Pollard and C. R. Redgrave. A short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland, 1475-1640. Second edition, revised and enlarged begun by W. A. Jackson & F. S. Ferguson completed by Katharine F. Pantzer 3 vols. [Bibliographical Society.] 1986-1991
  • Tyler — Inventary of worke done for the State by his Majesties Printer in Scotland [Evan Tyler], Dec. 1642-Oct. 1647. 1815
  • Watson — J. Watson, History of the art of printing, 1713. [Facsimile in English Bibliographical Sources, Ser.3, i.] 1965
  • Wing — D. Wing, Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and British America, 1641-1700. 3 vols. 1945-51
  • Wodrow Miscell — The miscellany of the Wodrow Society. 1844
  • Wr — W. Beattie, A hand-list of works from the press of John Wreittoun. [EBS Transactions, ii, 1946.]

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