Wells (James M.), 1917-2014
Newberry Library (Chicago)
The circle of knowledge : Encyclopaedias past and present : an exhibition to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (catalogue of an exhibition held at the Newberry Library, Chicago, 9 April-3 May 1968)
Chicago, Newberry Library, 1968
(29 cm), (4) 56 pp., 29 illustrations. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Among the exhibits lent by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. were the original typescripts of Trotsky’s article on Lenin (written for the 13th edition) and Marie Curie’s on Radium; from the Newberry’s collections came a 12th-century manuscript of Cassiodorus “Institutiones” from Admont (via E.P. Goldschmidt, 1936; described in his Catalogue 100, item 25), the 1460 Catholicon, the Venice Pliny of 1469, and Wynkyn de Worde’s Bartholomaeus Anglicus of 1495. Ornamented by two engravings by Reynolds Stone, one dedicated to the memory of Stanley Morison, who had suggested the exhibition. “The catalogue is one of the best printed we have seen” (from a notice in The Book Collector, Spring 1969, pp.67-68). ¶ Clean, unmarked copy.