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Credit: Neil Hanna

New Treasures exhibition opens a window on the fascinating world captured in the National Library of Scotland’s permanent collection

Treasures include Timothy Pont’s ground-breaking maps, belongings of pioneer Isobel Wylie Hutchison, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, a letter from Ludwig van Beethoven, Scotland’s first printers Chepman & Myllar, a complete Gutenberg Bible, international first editions of Harry Potter, King of Speyside James Scott Skinner captured on wax cylinder and Robert Burns’s Ae Fond Kiss.

The manuscript of Sir Walter Scott's Rob Roy

Saved for the nation: Scottish institutions celebrate appeal’s success

Media release from the Honresfield Appeal Scottish Steering Group