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Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 10/22/2010

Rare book collection donated to JMU

By Washington Post editors

A faculty member has donated about 7,000 books to James Madison University, including several rare works.

The Daily News-Record, via the Associated Press, reports that the books include a 1613 copy of "Workes of Lucius Annaeus Seneca Both Morall and Naturall" and a 1734 copy of "Roman History."

Ralph Cohen donated the books in the spring and a ceremony honoring his gift was held this week.

Cohen is the provost's distinguished professor in the School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication. He says he obtained many of the books for use in the classroom or while conducting research for his own works.

The university's library will make about 5,500 books available for use.

By Washington Post editors  | October 22, 2010; 10:54 AM ET
Categories:  Education, Virginia  
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