University of St Andrews

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Rare Books


Lang Collection

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Developed by the Library during the present century from existing stock, with additional purchases from time to time. It totals over 430 volumes of works by and edited by Andrew Lang (1844-1912), Scottish man of letters and student at St Andrews 1861-1863; strong in his first editions. The collection was greatly augmented by a bequest of over 200 volumes from Roger Lancelyn Green in 1989. The papers of Andrew Lang, which includes manuscript and correspondence material, is held within the manuscripts collection.

Finding aids

The whole collection is available via the online catalogue. Classmarks for books in this collection have the prefix Lan.


Marisa de Moor, Andrew Lang (1844-1912; late Victorian humanist and journalistic critic, with a descriptive checklist of the Lang letters. 2 vols. Typescript thesis for the degree of D.Phil, Ryksuniversiteit Gent (1982-1983), available for consultation in the Special Collections Department.


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Collection development policy

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Current projects

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