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Hauser Library Exhibition: Encyclopedias: The Art of Organizing Knowledge

September 30 - December 31, 2014

Encyclopedias and dictionaries trace their history back to the ancient Greeks at the least. Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia is accepted as the first true encyclopedia—in 37 volumes—and dictionaries date to the same period. Reed is fortunate in owning a remarkable collection of representative compilations, from Pliny in a 1600 German blackletter edition, through Diderot’s Encyclopédie and a 1798 American version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Courtesy of the library’s special collections.

8 a.m.–9 p.m., Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday; library flat and wall cases west of the circulation desk

For more information, contact Gay Walker.
Submitted by Robin Tovey.
Posted on Oct 2, 2014


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