Rare Books

The special collections include:

  • Books printed before 1701
    There are approximately 833 separate works in this collection, including a 1570 edition of Euclid (the first English version) and a 1526 edition of Hippocrates. 
  • Books printed after 1701.
    This collection contains some 8086 volumes. Material is considered ‘rare’ for a variety of reasons – fine copy, good plates or maps, association copy as well as being of antiquarian interest.