Special and Named Printed Collections


A selection of 319 volumes and 30 pamphlets purchased from the library of the Gaelic scholar Hew Morrison LLD (1850-1935), Edinburgh?s first City Librarian. It is a general collection of works in Scottish Gaelic, strong in literary and religious works, chiefly of the 18th and the 19th century. A notable item is A Galick [sic] and English Vocabulary (1741) by the Jacobite poet Alexander Macdonald, the first secular book to be printed in the Scottish Gaelic language.

Shelfmark: HM.

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