Jewish scholarship on display at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | In celebration of the public lecture on The Bible and the Mishnah by Professor Shaye J D Cohen, Harvard University on Tuesday 5 May, we currently have Jewish texts from our …Continue reading →

Rare New College Library book is an international success TAGS: | | | | |  A rare and early commentary on the Pentateuch from New College Library has just arrived back in Edinburgh, after travelling all the way to Latvia to be part of the exhibition …Continue reading →

Treasures of New College Library – Andrew Melville’s Bible TAGS: | | | | | One of the pleasures of being a librarian is the serendipity of discovering something special on the shelves whilst engaged in looking for something completely different. Whilst looking at materials about the Congregational …Continue reading →

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Manuscripts on display for Elizabeth Melville Day TAGS: | | | | | From Monday 16th June to Friday 27th June manuscript work by Elizabeth Melville, Lady Culross is on display in New College Library. Two rare examples of early modern women’s writing are displayed together for …Continue reading →

Dumfries Presbytery Library Project at New College Library now complete TAGS: | | | | | We’re pleased to announce that the Dumfries Presbytery Library Cataloguing Project is now complete. This project is one of the Funk Cataloguing Projects at New College Library.   This is a collection …Continue reading →

King James Bible, 1611

In the beginning was the word : Bibles at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | Yesterday we were pleased to welcome staff and students on exchange from Dartmouth College, USA to a classroom session viewing items from New College Library’s historic Bibles collection. Examples included a …Continue reading →

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John Calvin – Works and Correspondence now available online TAGS: | | | | | | | | Newly available to University of Edinburgh users is the online version of the Works of John Calvin, including the Institutes of the Christian Religion. This is the edition of the …Continue reading →

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New College Library Edinburgh rare books to be added to Early English Books Online #EEBO TAGS: | | | | | Photographers are occupying my office again today  for digital photography of a number of rare books from New College Library’s collections, to be loaded onto Early English Books Online (EEBO).  …Continue reading →

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Connected histories : digital resources for British religious history TAGS: | | | | | | | | Just been exploring the Connected Histories project website which  brings together digital resources of early modern and nineteenth century British materials with a single federated search. The Research Guide to …Continue reading →

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A prayer for a pudding? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | 25 November 2012 is traditionally Stir Up Sunday, when cooks plan to make their Christmas puddings so they have time to mature before eating on Christmas Day. This tradition is …Continue reading →

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