Friday, November 02, 2007

Recent Acquisitions

- Eastern Mennonite University has received a 1539 German translation of Flavius Josephus' History of the Jews, courtesy of a Swiss man named Bruno Weber, who found the book in his home. This edition of Josephus' text, translated by Lutheran minister Caspar Hedio, was printed by Balthazar Beck at Strasbourg. (h/t RBN)

- Butler University's Irwin Library will house the rare book collection of Ed Goss, a retired insurance executive and trustee emeritus of the university. The collection comprises approximately 1,000 books, mainly in the areas of history, philosophy and creative literature.

- The Gemological Institute of America has received 37 boxes of "books, journals, awards, letters, and scrapbooks, as well as original watercolors and manuscripts," from the estate of John and Marge Sinkankas. John Sinkanas, who died in 2002, was a well-known author of books and articles on gems and minerals.

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