Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Rare books displayed as revamp goes on

Scotland's oldest known book is on display in the the inaugural exhibition in the new Exhibition Room in Edinburgh University's Main Library in George Square. The book is a pocket sized book of Psalms in Latin, possibly from Iona, and dated to the 11th century.

Along with a range of other rare books the exhibition which opened earlier in December, will re-open on Tuesday 5th January at 10am. Other books on display include the Aberdeen Breviary, a copy of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet published during his lifetime, and a 15th century illustrated manuscript of the works of Virgil.

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