General collection of valuable, limited, fine or rare material from the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection relates to a disparate range of subject areas with items selected for their evidential and/or bibliographic value. Included can be found modern reproductions of some of the world’s most treasured manuscripts alongside first and limited editions of works by Irish and other authors with many autographed copies included throughout. Works of 19th and 20th century literature and history are particularly well represented as are selections from all the major private presses of the time, including the Cuala, Nonesuch, Shakespeare Head, Riccardi and Dun Emer Presses.
The collection is notable for its extensive holdings of items published by the Cuala Press and for material of, and concerning, Victorian fiction, including that of GPR James, Mayne Reid and Fenimore Cooper.
Approx. 2330 items comprising folios, pamphlets, quartos and volumes.
Details of the 19th and 20th Century Collection can be found on the QUB on-line catalogue (QCAT) within the Special Collections sub-division, prefix " x ".
The Library catalogue is available at: www.qub.ac.uk/lib
Queen's University Belfast has legal ownership of this collection. The usual copyright compliance obligations apply.