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Oldest book in Scotland

December 10th, 2009 | Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Oldest book in Scotland
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The BBC reports that the oldest book in Scotland, dating from the 11th Century, will go on display at Edinburgh University Library from Friday 11 Dec. A hand written Celtic Psalter, the book could beĀ  1000 years old and is believed to be the work of monks from the island of Iona. The book is part of a new exhibition marking the refurbishment of the University’s library exhibition room. Other works on show include an early edition of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – published in his lifetime – and other examples of early books published in Scotland.

If you have some time over Christmas, this would be well worth a visit to see examples of how the earliest books were created.

Scott Russell