Hartmann Schedel: Liber chronicarum [the ‘Nuremberg Chronicle’] of 1493
With over 1,800 woodcut illustrations including Noah’s Ark
Jacques Bénigne Bossuet’s Divers écrits ou mémoires sur le livre intitulé (Paris, 1698)
an example of Jacobite bindings, formerly in the Scots College of Paris
The ‘Coplands Tracts’ by Robert Copland (1522 – 31)
The only known copy known to exist in the world
For further information about the collection and guidance on how to access this material, please visit the University of Aberdeen Special Collections.
Archival material pre-dating the restoration of the Scottish Catholic Hierarchy in 1878 is currently on loan to the University of Aberdeen and stored at Special Collections within the Sir Duncan Rice Library. The collection contains material of exceptional significance and provides evidence of the survival of Catholicism both in Scotland and abroad through the archives of its missions, seminaries and colleges. There are also extensive collections relating to prominent Catholic families such as the Leslie family.
Outstanding collection items include: