The Norman Colbeck Collection

This collection includes materials written by English and Anglo-Irish poets and essayists of the Romantic, Victorian and Edwardian periods with 450 authors represented in more than 13,000 volumes. Unique items include many rare first editions, special editions, limited editions and association and presentation copies.

Attend an exhibition and symposium celebrating the Colbeck Collection

UBC Library will be hosting an exhibition celebrating the Colbeck Collection in October 2017, accompanied by a one-day symposium devoted to Colbeck-related scholarship and research. Scholars and researchers in the field of Victorian studies are invited to attend.

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Who was Norman Colbeck?

Norman Colbeck was a British bookseller and dealer of nineteenth-century and Edwardian poetry and belles-lettres. Colbeck emigrated to Vancouver in 1967 when UBC acquired his collections of books and manuscripts. In 1987 Colbeck was awarded an honorary UBC degree in recognition of his contributions to scholarship and research.