This Collection includes books of aesthetic or scholarly value, of the period 1801 to the present day. Modern limited editions and the output of private presses are included, as are many nineteenth-century topographical works.

Keywords: Theology; church history; anthropology; classical literature; science; medicine; natural history; bibliography; topographical works; graphology; calligraphy; art.

Strengths: Textual rarities of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries; also private press books frequently produced in limited editions and - an increasingly important section - all travel and topographical books of the period 1801-1860. This category contains many first edition accounts (often illustrated) of travel in Europe, the East, Africa and Australia.

Languages:English, French, Latin, Welsh, Manx, Syriac, German

Identifier: Lib R

Physical characteristics: c. 6350 volumes.

Accumulation date range: 1801-

Contents date range: 1801-

Associated Publications: Available on Library OPAC or WebPAC

Accrual Status: Selective.

Custodial history/provenance: This collection of books was originally housed in the Librarian's Room, hence the designation Lib R.

Access Control: Closed access - please request. Non-borrowable.