Rare books all sorted out in new strongroom

Posted on August 23, 2013 | in CRC | by

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Our new strongroom holds some 760 shelves of rare and early printed books – over 10,000 individual volumes.  These were moved back from the Library Annexe earlier this year and are now all properly arranged and findable.  This was a big task and has uncovered some amazing finds, ranging from modern prints by Ian Hamilton Finlay to a hand-coloured folio on Brazilian monkeys.  See our CRC Facebook page for some more images: https://www.facebook.com/crc.edinburgh.  The rare books now live happily alongside other collections including archives, sculptures, paintings and historic musical instruments, some of which can be seen in this picture.  The collections are available for use in the Centre for Research Collections.

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