Sharratt Collection


Sharratt Collection


A selection of 153 volumes from the library of Dr Peter Sharratt (died 2014), former lecturer at the University of Edinburgh who specialised in French early modern literature. It primarily comprises 16th- and 17th-century Continental books, some with Scottish provenance. The earliest work is Giovanni Augurelli's 'Iambicus liber primus' published by the Aldine Press in 1505. There are six other Aldine Press books in the collection. The subject areas covered are mainly theological, but also with texts of classical authors, legal works and some histories.


The books have been catalogued individually and have the shelfmark 'Sharratt.'.


The collection was bequeathed to the Library in 2015 from the estate of Dr Sharratt.

Related collections

Diaries, commonplace books, letter book, sketchbooks, household accounts and ships' log books collected by Peter Sharratt were also bequeathed to the Library at the same time. The manuscripts are held at Acc.13718.




French history, language and literature

Italian language and literature

Latin language and literature