06 November 2017â€œthe Bibliomaniacâ€™s Progress: Reflections On Scholarly Book Collectingâ€: A Talk ByDr Zachsâ€™ talk will take place on Monday 13 November 2017, at 5.30pm, in the Special Collections Seminar Room at the Sir Duncan Rice Library.
Dr Zachs is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests focus on the history of the book in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Scotland, and he is an avid collector of the written word.
Dr Zachs has established the Thomas Reid Prize for Book Collecting at the University of Aberdeen. This prize offers students the opportunity to win Â£500 towards the development of their own collection, and Â£250 to enhance the holdings of the Universityâ€™s Special Collections.
We will also be launching the Thomas Reid Prize for 2017-18 at this event, with the presentation of items purchased for Special Collections by the 2016-17 winner, Derek Stewart. More details