archival, rare, and special collections section can be reached by taking
the single elevator or stairs in the south-east corner (past the
Circulation/Reserve area) to the lower level where researchers can use
materials in the Wellington County Room. TRELLIS,
the TriUniversity Libraries catalogue, is the primary tool for identifying
and locating materials in Archival and Special Collections. TRELLIS
can be accessed via the Library’s home page (http://www.lib.uoguelph.ca),
where various electronic resources, such the rare books in Early
English Books Online and Eighteenth Century Collection Online
are also available.
The Foulis Press collection
was begun in 1990 with the acquisition of approximately 330 titles, almost
half the titles known to be published by Robert and Andrew Foulis over the
span of thirty-five years. Subsequently, the Library has added titles on a
selective basis and the collection has grown to about 375 titles.
Robert and Andrew Foulis
were booksellers and printers who issued more than 600 titles in Glasgow
from 1740 to 1776. The press was continued in a modest form by Andrew
Foulis the younger until 1806. The two brothers were particularly proud
of their editions of Greek and Latin authors such as Homer, Pindar,
Cicero, Herodotus, and Aristotle. Their books were noted for quality and
many were attractively bound. Although they were mostly interested in
classical authors, Robert and Andrew also produced English editions with
Chaucer, Milton, Dryden, Shakespeare, and Pope. As well, there are a few
French and Italian authors such as Boccacio represented in their
English is the predominate
language; however many classical authors were reprinted in Greek and
Approximately 375 titles:
books are shelved by Gaskell Bibliography number.
All titles are catalogued
and available via the library’s online catalogue. Library of Congress
classification is used for all material. Use of the search limit, Guelph
Rare Books – Foulis Press, is the most efficient way to retrieve items in
conjunction with keyword searching. Gaskell’s Bibliography is also
available for consultation in the Wellington Country Reading Room.
Rare and archival
collections are open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (4:30 in the
summer). All Foulis Press books are housed in the locked wooden cabinets
of the rare book collection.
No publications are
available for loan.
Yes, as the condition of
the material warrants, and as the copyright allows.
PUBLICATIONS DESCRIBING COLLECTION
Sauer, Tim and Carol
Goodger-Hill – “The Foulis Collection.” -- Collection update. --
No. 15 (1992). -- [Guelph, Ont.]: University of Guelph Library.
Gaskell, Philip -- A
Bibliography of the Foulis Press – [Winchester, England] : St. Paul's
Robert and Andrew Foulis
Here is where the Foulis collection is located
And those ae the books in the collection shelf
I now got the opportunity to see some of the
books in the collection and there is an amazing range of subject matter...
You even get Homor in the origional Greek
Great wee poem about a cat!