William Drummond book returns home

Posted on May 2, 2014 | in CRC, Library, Library & University Collections | by

Rare Books and Manuscripts has purchased a book once in the library of William Drummond, the Scottish poet who gave us most of his books in 1626.  This particular book never came to the University of Edinburgh and has spent much of its life in libraries in North America.  It is a copy of the works of the historian Herodian, printed in 1581.  Shown here is an image of part of the title-page, with Drummond’s inscription.  It is great to be able to finally re-unite this book with the rest of Drummond’s library – several centuries later.

Drummond's Herodian e small

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