Lewis Grassic Gibbon on display in Centre for Research Collections

Posted on January 17, 2014 | in CRC, Exhibitions, Featured, Library | by

The new exhibition in the CRC Display Wall features books by leading Scottish novelist Lewis Grassic Gibbon.  Gibbon, whose real name was James Leslie Mitchell, is best known for his trilogy A Scots Quair, which was completed in 1934 with the publication of Grey Granite.    Sunset Song, the first book in the trilogy, is now established as a modern Scottish classic for its evocation of a vanished Scotland, as well as its original use of Scots language.

The display includes rare first editions and examples of books from Gibbon’s own private book collection which is kept together in Special Collections – as shown here.  They will be on show until the end of March 2014.


Comments are closed.

Follow @EdUniLibraries on Twitter


Default utility Image Edinburgh Research Archive: March 2021 Edinburgh Research Archive: March 2021 • https://era.ed.ac.uk March saw a record number of downloads for ERA,...
Default utility Image Edinburgh Research Explorer: March 2021 Edinburgh Research Explorer: March 2021 • www.research.ed.ac.uk The dip in download numbers which seemed to inflict...


Default utility Image Semply the Best: A Collection in Need of Some Love This week’s blog comes from Project Collections Assistants Anna O’Regan, Winona O’Connor and Max Chesnokov...
Default utility Image The Battle of Life: A look at the Dumfriesshire mental health survey “worried, dull and anxious, not quite up to the battle of life.” Widowed female, 45-54...


Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.