This blog post is by Rose Z. King, a voluntary intern in Special Collections, who worked on the Venetian Renaissance prints, drawings and illustrated books in Scottish Collections project. The current foyer display on level 12 of the Library is… Read More ›
What can a battered old copy of Pilgrim’s Progress tell us about how books were printed in the past?
When you look at an old printed book you’re not really looking at a single book but a series of smaller ‘booklets’ joined together. Books weren’t printed one page at a time but on large sheets of paper subsequently folded… Read More ›
Special Collections was visited recently by a scholar researching the life and work of the distinguished orientalist and translator of Turkish poetry E.J. W. (Elias John Wilkinson) Gibb (1857-1901). Gibb was born in Glasgow where his father was a wine… Read More ›