Morris Library new acquisitions
Special Collections exhibition of rare books, manuscripts and other materials
An exhibition of "Recent Acquisitions" is being presented in the Special Collections Exhibition Gallery in the Morris Library through Dec. 18. ??The display features???rare books, manuscripts and other materials acquired since 2000.
Among the highlights of the current display are the first edition in English of Francis Bacon's great masterwork, Of the Advancement and Proficience of Learning (1640); and the first English-language edition of Johann Wolfgang Goethe's Theory of Colours (1840).
The exhibition is on view during Special Collections regular business hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and until 8 p.m., Tuesdays.
An exhibition program and reception, featuring a talk on "Gilt by Association," by Mark Samuels Lasner, UD Library visiting scholar-in-residence, will be presented at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the Class of 1941 Room of the Morris Library.
Special Collections supports a wide range of academic disciplines, reflected in the diverse nature of subjects and formats on display in "Recent Acquisitions." The exhibition contains materials in all of Special Collections' primary collection areas, including the history of science and technology, horticulture, American, British and Irish literature, the history of printing and the book arts and Delaware history and life.
For information, call 831-2231.