On our earliest printed book…1440
Dr Stephen McDowall, Chancellor’s Fellow in History at the University of Edinburgh, has written a fascinating paper on the earliest printed book in the Library collection:
‘Bibliographical Notes on the Early-Ming Copy of the Zhouyi zhuanyi daquan at the Edinburgh University Library’, Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies, Vol. 4, August 2014.
It can be accessed online here: http://bacsuk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/MacDowall.pdf [pdf]