Foreign News: Love in a Dream

Slumber wrapped the great international bibliophile, Dr. Abraham S. Wolf Rosenbach, last week, when a telephone call from London jangled in his Philadelphia home. Pajama-clad, Dr. Rosenbach answered. Did he want to buy, asked the voice of his London agent, the first Aldine Press copy of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, a 15th Century Latin romance which Elizabethans translated as The Strife of Love in a Dream?

Wide awake at such a question, Dr. Rosenbach rapped that he did want the Flypnerotomachia, that he had cabled instructions to buy it before going to bed. From London a...

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