University of Aberdeen

(participating with displays)

Facsimile display:
17 May – 19 July 2018 (10.30am – 4.30pm, Monday – Friday) more information
‘Euclidean Collections Close Up’:
28 June 2018 (1.00 – 2.30pm) more information

Address & location:
The Sir Duncan Rice Library, Bedford Road, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3AA [google map]
Lower Ground Floor, opposite the Reading Room. Access is by lift or stairs.

items on display

shelfmark Inc 86: Venice, 1482 (editio princeps)


shelfmark pi f5131 Euc 1: Paris, 1516


shelfmark: Pi f5131 Euc 4 2: London, 1570 (first English translation)



The Special Collections Centre in the Sir Duncan Rice Library houses the University of Aberdeen’s historic collection of rare books, archives and manuscripts. Comprising some 230,000 books and over 5,000 archive collections, they cover aspects of the history of the University, Aberdeen and the region and their relationships with the wider world.
The collections can be consulted in the Wolfson Reading Room, while many of our collections and greatest treasures are also accessible on our website. These include the Aberdeen Bestiary, the George Washington Wilson photographic collection and information about the provenance of the University’s rare books.
For an overview of Special Collections at the University of Aberdeen, visit

Twitter: @scc_aberdeen