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New Exhibitions in Houghton

"Bridging Gaps in Houghton Library Collections" is an exhibition of rare books, manuscripts, and prints purchased by Roger Stoddard, curator of rare books, and funded by David A. Goldberg '54. The exhibition includes Battle of Frogs and Mice (Wittenberg, 1513), the first continuous Greek text to be printed in Germany and the first book purchased in the 20-year collaboration between Stoddard and Goldberg. Other items featured include Pope Innocent VIII's canonization of Saint Leopold, ca.1485; the first edition of Adrienne Rich's first book Ariadne: A Play in Three Acts, and Poems; and the final page proofs of Emile Zola's L'Assommoir. The exhibition runs through June 25 in the Edison and Newman Room of Houghton Library. For details, call Roger Stoddard at 5-2442.

Also new at Houghton is the exhibition "Petrarch at 700," staged in honor of the 700th anniversary of the birth of Italian humanist and poet Francesco Petrarch. The exhibition, which continues in Houghton's Amy Lowell Room through May 31, features early books, first editions, and illustrations highlighting the life and work of Petrarch. For details, contact Peter Accardo at 5-2442.

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