Special and Named Printed Collections


Presented in 1989, in accordance with his wishes, this is a selection from the personal collection of the late Maxwell A. Begg (1933-88), a former Assistant Keeper in the National Library. It consists of 345 printed items, and has three main themes: first editions (in dust-jackets) of the works of modern Scottish authors; a collection of the works of Rudyard Kipling, notable for a number of pirated American editions, some of which were not published elsewhere; and books about Caithness and books written by authors from that county. There is also some manuscript material of the 19th and the 20th century relating to the history of Caithness.

Typescript finding list of printed books and typescript inventory of the manuscripts.

Shelfmark: Begg.

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