Special and named printed collections

This directory lists and describes around 200 of the Library's special collections of printed books. Special collections - usually books from a particular library or private collector that come to us as a single collection - have been acquired since 1695. Individual collections often reflect the interests of the person who originally brought the books together. In this directory, you can read about when and how the collections were acquired, about their scope and content, and about how to access them. You can also search the directory to find collections relevant to the topics that interest you. More information about special and named printed collections

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Title Shelfmark Date created
Macdonald Publishers Collection MP. 07/06/21
Ramsay MacDonald Collection JRM. 07/06/21
MacCurdy Collection MacC. 07/06/21
Macadam Collection Maca. 07/06/21
Lord Murray Collection Lord Murray. 07/06/21
Lloyd Collection Lloyd. 07/06/21
Alexander Law Collection ALW. 07/06/21
Lauriston Castle Collection L.C. 07/06/21
Kelmscott Press Collection KP. 07/06/21
Keir Hardie Emrys Hughes Collection KH/EH. 07/06/21
Keiller Collection Klr. 07/06/21
Jolly Collection Jolly. 02/06/21
Jackson Collection Jack. 02/06/21
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (Antiquarian Collection) ICAS. 02/06/21
Inglis Collection Ing. 02/06/21
Incunabula Collection Inc. 02/06/21
Hume Collection Hume. 02/06/21
Humble Collection Humble. 02/06/21
Hopkinson Verdi Collection HV. 02/06/21
Hopkinson Berlioz Collection HB. 02/06/21
Hilson Collection Hilson. 02/06/21
Henderson Smith Collection J.H.S. 02/06/21
Henderson Collection Hend. 02/06/21
Hay Collection Hay. 02/06/21
Haxton Collection Hax. 02/06/21
Hamilton Finlay Collection IHF. 02/06/21
Hamilton Bruce Collection H.Br. 02/06/21
Haig Ferguson Collection H.F. 02/06/21
Haig Collection Haig. 02/06/21
Grindlay Collection Grindlay. 02/06/21
Gregynog Press Collection Greg. 02/06/21
Gray Collection Gray. 02/06/21
Graham Brown Collection GB. 02/06/21
Gourdie Collection Gourdie. 02/06/21
Glen Collection Glen. 02/06/21
Gilson Collection Gilson. 02/06/21
Gallacher Collection Gallacher. 02/06/21
Findlay Collection Fin. 02/06/21
Ferguson Collection Ferg. 02/06/21
Erickson Collection Erick. 02/06/21
Elliot Collection Cha.Elliot. 02/06/21
Ellice Collection Ellice. 02/06/21
Egypte Collection Egypte. 02/06/21
Edinburgh Society of Musicians Collection ESM. 02/06/21
Dwiggins Collection Dwi. 02/06/21
Durdans Collection Dur. 02/06/21
Dunnett Collection Dunnett. 02/06/21
Dunn Collection Dunn. 02/06/21
Drygrange Collection Dry. 02/06/21
Dowden Collection Dowd. 02/06/21