From December 26 to January 6 the Treasure Room in Widener will be given over to an exhibition of works significant in the history of science. Only the years between 1500 and 1800 have been drawn upon, because of the rarity of books before those years, and the abundance after them. Vesalius "De Humani Corperi Fabrica," in the second edition, will be on view; the first, printed at Basel in 1543, is to be shown at the same time in the Print Room in Fogg. The Treasure Room, possesses, however, the earliest printings of Copernicus' revolutionary work on the movements of the planets, of Gesner's natural history, and of Agricola's De Re Metallica, and these will be brought out for the benefit of the public. One of Mercator's early atlases, will be included. From the seventeenth century, works by Galileo, Kepler, Napier, Pascal, and Newton have been chosen; and from the eighteenth, Priestly, Cuvier, Lamarck, Laplace and Linnaeus.
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The Dunster House Bookshop now has on show finely bound books of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from collections of Augustan poets to the woodcut books of Clare Leighton.
The Christmas List: For The Serious
Testament of Youth, by Vera Brittain, reviewed in this issue.
The Man of the Renaissance, by Ralph Roeder.
Vincent van Gogh, by Julius Meier-Grafe.
Three Cities, by Sholom Asch.
The Anatomy of Criticism, by Henry Hazlitt.
Imitation, by Charles H. Grandgent.
The Life and Times of Marlborough, by Winston Churchill.
Icaro, by Lauro de Bosis, translated by Ruth Draper.
Death of A World, by Romain Rolland.
The Gentleman from San Francisco, by Ivan Bunin.
Journey of the Flame, by Fierro Blanco.
For The Sophisticated
Play Parade, by Noel Coward.
After Such Pleasures, by Dorothy Parker, reviewed in this issue.
Retrospect, by Aldous Huxley. An ombus volume.
The Novels and Plays of Saki.
Mandoa, Mandoa, by Winifred Holthy.
Archy's Life of Mehitabel, by Don Marquis.
Three Little Pigs, by Walt Disney.
The American Procession, reviewed in this issue.
Peter's Arno's Favorites.
The Little King, by Soglow.
The Sixth New Yorker Album.
Authors Today and Yesterday.