Library Collection

Dr. Bullough's library spans more than 6,000 books and spans a wide range of topics. 

Specialties of the collection include a large number of works and various editions of William Blake, Marcel Proust, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, and Charles Dickens. The collection also includes numerous books on architecture, art, music, dance, opera, design, dandyism, and English and medical history.

A highlight of the collection, the Six Fairytales by the Brothers Grimm with original etchings by David Hockney, was a particular favorite of Dr. Bullough's. He was particularly fond of etchings; the book that began his collection included a series of woodcut etchings of birds. 

If you'd like to view any books in the collection, you are welcome to make arrangements to visit the Foundation in Winchester, VA. Foundation staff can be reached at or at (540)-665-5162. When you arrive, Foundation staff will provide you with a seat in the Reading Room from which you may view the books during your visit. Dr. Bullough's collection is a non-lending library.

Glass and metal antique candelabra with beeswax candles in Dr. Bullough's library

“If we started on books, we’d be here for weeks; you wouldn’t be able to stop because there are very nice things here.”

- Dr. Peter G. Bullough