Recent Acquisitions 1981

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This exhibition is an occasion to show some of the notable gifts and manuscripts the Library acquired during the 1980 and 1981 through both purchase and gift. The selection is drawn from all areas of the collection ranging from recently purchased monographs to exceptionally rare and unique manuscripts and photographs. The result is a brief but lively tour through some fruits of two year's acquisition activity by the Library. The choices range from Robert Holcut's Super Sapientiam Salomonis, a rare incunable commentary on a book of wisdom, to a festschrift in honor the noted art historian Horst W. Janson, and from a facsimile edition of the T'ang chien, an eleventh-century collection of political anecdotes to The Psychology of Apartheid, a contemporary study of the racialist institutions and attitudes of South African society. Many of these books and manuscripts would not be in the University of Chicago Library collection were it not for the support of friends and benefactors, this exhibit is in partial recognition of their efforts.