edinburgh central library - never too old

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  1. 1. Central Library Never too old
  2. 2. Finest Carnegie Library in Scotland We trust that this Library is to grow in usefulness year after year and prove one of the most potent agencies for the good of the people for all time to come. Andrew Carnegie 9th June 1890
  3. 3. Central Library from George IV Bridge
  4. 4. Whats in the box
  5. 5. On OClock Gun From the Calotype album. Men at work.
  6. 6. Chinese watercolour 1952 Richness of colour
  7. 7. Jewel in the Crown?
  8. 8. Maitlands History of Edinburgh, [1753] Owners inscription and notes. This book is famous for its cancellans or replaced pages. Caused a stir in its day.
  9. 9. Notes Marginal notes and ownership
  10. 10. Acquisition
  11. 11. Catalogue advert Auction catalogue advert for the sale of the Bassandyne Bible. Bought for 10 by Edinburgh Town Council and displayed for many years in the City Chambers.
  12. 12. Bassandyne Bible Published in 1576 this is Scotlands oldest printed Bible. Whilst over 20 copies remain Edinburgh Central Librarys copy is thought to be in the best original condition.
  13. 13. Dyer Collection Japanese watercolours donated by Henry Dyer. Dyer Collection contains items designated of national importance
  14. 14. Taking Care
  15. 15. Natural hazards INSECT DAMAGE Foxing; fading; woodworm
  16. 16. Damage Sellotape Dirt
  17. 17. The Future
  18. 18. Cheers!