Printed Book Donations

  • One hundred and thirty miscellaneous 20th-century Russian books donated to the National Library of Scotland on the occasion of the IFLA Conference in Glasgow, August 2002.
  • Eighty-two miscellaneous 20th-century Russian books donated to the National Library of Scotland on the occasion of the IFLA Conference in Glasgow, August 2002.
  • Hollar, Wenceslaus. London: 37 etchings of London views (1636-1667). Edgeworth: Edgeworth Press, with the British Museum, 1980.
    • This is a limited edition, published in 1980, and as a limited edition it was excluded from Legal Deposit arrangements at the time. Fortunately a number of copies were unsold and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation chose to offer them to major libraries. As he was the foremost engraver of the day, Hollar's works are highly significant artistically, as well as giving an insight into the social history of the period.
  • Twenty Italian books published by Cadmo, including:
    • Nicolosi, Salvatore. La dialettica rivoluzionaria tra libertà e oppressione: Alessandro Manzoni e la rivoluzione francese. Roma, [1990].
      Sinisgalli, Rocco. A history of the perspective scene from the Renaissance to the Baroque: Borromini in four dimensions. Firenze, 2000.
  • Marasović, Tomislav. Diocletian's Palace. Zagreb, 1995.
    • An account of the palace in Split, which was visited by Scottish architect Robert Adam.
  • The spirit of the world: Johnnie Walker. [Edinburgh: MkW Design Partnership, 1996?] Number 269 of a limited edition of 300 copies. In wooden slip case.
  • Strigo, Anatoliæi. Imperatorskoe ustanovlenie ordenov kavalerskikh rossiæiskikh. [Moscow? : s.n., 1998?]
    • Limited edition. Bound in green velvet, with filigree gold-thread hand embroidery, illustrating the design of the common seal of all Russian orders of chivalry on the front board. Contained in a black lacquered box with gold lettering.
  • A collection of translations of works by Bernard MacLaverty, including:
    • MacLaverty, Bernard. Annas sang: roman. København, 1998.
      MacLaverty, Bernard. Solo a dos voces. Barcelona, 1999.
  • Banks, Iain. A collection of twenty-six of his novels translated into various languages. These include:
    • De Brug. Amsterdam, 2002
      Canto di Pietra. Parma, 1999.
  • Kermaire, Christine. Survival phylactery yarvis syndrom. Charleroi, c.2001.
    • A provocatively-designed artist's book, made up of an oblong booklet of black and white photographs and one plate mounted between pivoted boards, all covered with camouflage-patterned cloth.
  • Novels by Iain Banks in translation, including:
    • El negocio. Barcelona, 2002;
      ha-Sahkan. Tel Aviv, 2002.
  • Finkelstein, David. The house of Blackwood: author-publisher relations in the Victorian era. Pennsylvania, 2002.
  • Kuitenbrouwer, J.J.V. The crowning chapter of geography : the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and the scramble for Africa 1884-1893. [Amsterdam, 2002.]

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