National Affairs: Gutenberg Bible, Spanish Jewskin

When last week, the Senate voted as the House had done (TIME, June 23) to spend $1,500,000 of the public money for the Vollbehr Collection of Incunabula, many a U. S. citizen wondered what "Vollbehr" and "Incunabula" might be. Citizens who inquired of their local librarians or other authorities, learned the following:

Vollbehr is eccentric German tycoon— Dr. Otto H. F. Vollbehr, onetime chemist, onetime China sugar trader. Injured in a Turkish railroad accident, he was advised to adopt a hobby to aid his recuperation, chose collecting European books printed before 1500 A. D....

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