Presentation of Book Collection to University Library Next Tuesday 7th November 2000 at 11.00am the University of Malta Library will be presented with a prestigious collection of over a thousand Anglo-Irish literary works by book collector, scholar and art connoisseur Mr. David Elyan M.A., B.Comm., FCIS. Mr. Elyan's collection embraces very rare, first and limited editions, and has lovingly and painstakingly been brought together over the past four decades by gradual purchases from the antiquarian book market. items in the collection include extremely rare editions of works by such names as Yeats, Joyce, O'Connor, Stephen, Becket, Corkerry, Strong, Robinson, and may others; as well as a number of precious holograph letters by many of these same authors. The collection also covers a full set of Cuala Press books, privately printed material and other bibliographical rarities, and many of the items carry book plates, autographs, signatures and dedications which considerably enhance their market value. For the occasion the university of Malta Library is holding an exhibition highlighting the collection, and the University is granting an honorary fellowship on the donor in recognition for his outstanding generosity. University Rector Professor Roger Ellul-Micallef will preside.
1 November 2000