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The Hebrew University has received a number of additions to its library from various countries.

Mrs. S. Preciado of Bucharest who established recently a fund for the purchase of books on architecture as a memorial to her late son, Jonah Joel Preciado, has lately donated the library of the deceased. The collection is composed of a well-chosen collection of more than 200 books and many periodicals on architecture and art and will contribute much to fill the gaps in the departments concerned.

Another architectural collection was received from E. J. Levy of Cairo. Mr. Levy sent about 100 books in French, English and German. Most of the books are well-known standard works.

The “Deutscher Verband Zur Foerderung der Universitat Jerusalem” in Berlin (Prof. Citron) shipped recently five cases of books to the Hebrew National and University Library. The chief contributors to this shipment were Dr. Julius Misch and Dr. July Zadek, both of Berlin. Dr. Misch further sent two boxes of important medical periodicals, papers, reprints, etc., which he is collecting and has been sending regularly to the Library.

The Warsaw Committee of the Library which continues its activities in collecting books has again sent close to 1,000 volumes. Thanks to the efforts of this committee it is possible for the Library to include in “Kirjath Sepher” (the bibliographical quarterly issued by the Library) an almost complete list of the Hebrew and Yiddish prints which appeared in Poland during the last year. Besides books of Jewish interest the shipment contains an important collection of modern medical works (from the library of Dr. Bernard Joz, Warsaw) and a great number of general works in German, French and Polish.

The Copenhagen Committee of the Library has forwarded two cases containing many papers, dissertations and reprints on natural science, especially biology, and also the valuable periodicals which the Library receives regularly through the endeavours of the Committee.

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