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    IN Catalogue 70, Messrs. E. F. Goldsmith and Co., of 45 Old Bond Street, London, W. I, are offering for sale the library of Prof. A. Wolf, formerly professor of the history and philosophy of science at University College, London, and some new acquisitions, amounting in all to 834 items. The catalogue includes works on anthropology, astronomy, biography, biology, botany, chemistry, mathematics, optics, philosophy, psychology and statistics. Among the outstanding volumes are the first edition of “Astronomici Veteres” (1499), Tycho Brahe's “Epistolæ Astronomicæ” (1595), Simon Stevin's “Œuvres Mathematiques” (1634), Scheele's “Chemical Essays” and Volta's “Collezione dell' Opere” (1816). Modern writers are represented by numerous works of Einstein (including his “Brief Outline of the Development of the Theory of Relativity” from the special issue of NATURE on Relativity published on February 17, 1921), Freud, Galton, Karl Pearson and J. J. Thomson.

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