50 Treasures of Special Collections

This virtual exhibition highlights fifty treasures from the University of Glasgow's immensely rich library collections. All items represented are preserved, due to their age, rarity, and cultural significance, in the Special Collections Department, where they may be consulted by those able to visit in person. However, in the current, digital era, it is possible to extend our reading room to embrace all who have on-line access. At minimal cost this exhibition may be viewed by infinitely more people than any physical presentation of the items included, and with no risk to the originals.

To view the illustrations fullscreen, click the slideshow below to visit the Flickr set of this exhibition. Click on "show info" to read detailed descriptions of each item.