PRIZE WINNING BOOKS ON EXHIBITION AT WIDENER
UNIVERSITY PRESS TAKES MEDAL FOR BOOK ON JOHNSON
On exhibition in the display cases in the Treasure Room of the Widener Library for the remainder of the year are copies of most of the 50 books recently selected by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as the best examples of the art of printing published in 1924. Five of the volumes on display were published by the Harvard University Press.
The outstanding feature of the exhibit is a book issued by the Harvard Press which received the medal awarded to the best volume printed under ordinary trade conditions, and not in a limited edition. The book is "Dr. Johnson: a study in Eighteenth Century Humanism", by Percy M. Houston; it was designed by Bruce Rogers. The Harvard Press also published four other books of the fifty selected, all of which were designed by Mr. Rogers. They are: "Modern Color," by Cutter and Pepper; "Prophets of yesterday," by John Kelman; "Wordsworth in a New Light," by Emile Legouis; and "A Handful of Pleasant Delights", by Clement Robinson.
Yale University Press is represented by four books, which were designed by C. P. Rollins '97, which three volumes issued by the Princeton University Press and designed by Frederique Ward were also honored.