University of Glasgow

(participating virtually with a Flickr set)

Elements. Latin. Venice: 1482 University of Glasgow Library Special Collections Collection: Euing Reference: Sp Coll BD9-c.5 (

University of Glasgow Library Special Collections will be participating with about 50 images of their copies of the Elements as a Flickr set. The set will provide an overview of the different editions of Euclid from across their collections, including significant examples such as Ratdolt’s 1482 edition through to, for example, a heavily annotated copy of Rudd’s 1651 edition, and an edition of Euclid prepared by the University’s own Robert Simson which was printed in Glasgow in 1799, and later examples such as Byrne’s colourful 1847 work.

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University of Glasgow Library Special Collections houses the Library’s early printed books, manuscripts and early photographic collections, and Scottish Theatre Archive (ca. 200,000 printed books and 200,000 manuscripts covering ca. 2,000 years of human history). Collection highlights include: medieval and renaissance manuscripts of international importance, for example, the 12th Cent Hunterian Psalter from the library of Dr William Hunter; the letters and personal papers of poet Edwin Morgan & the physicist Lord Kelvin; papyrus fragments from Roman Egypt; a Shakespeare First Folio, and many more.
Our collections are open to all; and consultation only. It is advisable to make an appointment before visiting.