University of St Andrews

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Buccleuch Collection

Images of the Buccleuch Collection

Presented to St Leonard’s College c. 1645 by Francis Scott, 2nd Earl of Buccleuch (1626-1651), a student at the College c. 1640. It consists of 113 volumes bearing the Earl's superb large gilt armorial bookstamp (92 x 71 mm) on the covers. Mainly theological works, but books by J C and J J Scaliger are well represented.  The books are mainly in Latin, with at least one Hebrew work.

Finding aids

The collection consists of 113 volumes. Classmarks for books in this collection have the prefix Buc and can be found on the online catalogue here.


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