Special and Named Printed Collections


In 1977, before the dispersal of a large part of the library of St Ninian?s Cathedral, Perth, the Library purchased a selection of 75 volumes and c. 3,750 pamphlets of the 18th and the 19th century. The books include 18th-century Bibles, among them two copies of a Bible printed in Edinburgh in 1722, both in bindings by James Scott of Edinburgh, as well as works by Erasmus, Melanchthon, George Buchanan, David Hume and John Locke. Most of the pamphlets relate to theology, ecclesiastical affairs in Scotland, and in particular to the Episcopal Church in Scotland. At the time of the purchase the Bishop and Chapter deposited 87 volumes of mainly liturgical works (including five catalogues of the library). Records of the Cathedral, dating from the 17th century to the 20th century, and papers of clergymen associated with the Cathedral and Diocese of St. Andrews, were deposited in the Library in 1976.

Typescript inventory of the manuscripts.

Shelfmark: PDL.75 (deposited collection) and PSNC.

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