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An exhibition catalogue of materials from the Kurt Vonnegut collection including drafts of manuscipts of Vonnegut’s writings, correspondence, photographs, first editions of novels, and memorabilia illustrating aspects of Vonnegut’s life and work. Jonathan R. Eller, Professor of English at Indiana University School of Liberal Arts, contributed the essay “Kurt Vonnegut: A Publisher’s…

This catalogue describes an exhibition focusing on the illustration of popular literature during the nineteenth century. In his introduction to the exhibition, Stephen Cape notes that the exhibition aimed to “survey changes in British book illustration during the nineteenth century, as methods of reproduction came into favor and fell into disuse, and as individual artists rose to prominence,…

This catalogue describes an exhibition in celebration of Victor Hugo’s 200th birthday, featuring over one hundred works that he either wrote or directly inspired. Included are volumes of poetry, plays, polemics, and novels; his denunciations of the death penalty and slavery; songs that set his poetry to music; opera libretti; a radio play; letters; and materials from film versions of Notre-Dame…

The catalogue for an exhibition, inspired by the acquisition of Patrick O’Brian’s letters and manuscripts and the first editions of books published in the Aubrey/Maturin series, on the navy and seamanship in the nineteenth century. In addition to selections from the O’Brian collection, the exhibition featured materials relating to the British Navy, the historical people and events behind…

This catalogue describes an exhibition of items drawn from the collections of the Lilly Library on biology, charting the historical development of the discipline. It includes sections on early compendia, human anatomy and physiology, comparative anatomy, plant morphology, plant classification, Linnaeus, Thomas Say of Philadelphia and New Harmony, the microscope and the cell, generation and…

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The catalogue for an exhibition describing sixty-five Bibles housed at the Lilly Library, and two that are housed elsewhere. The catalogue is intended to serve as a general introduction to the Lilly Library’s collection of Bibles, and includes descriptions of manuscript Bibles, printed Bibles, Bibles in Latin, Hebrew, and Greek, Polyglot Bibles, Bibles in English, German, and other European…

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The catalogue for an exhibition to mark the tercentenary of the publication of Isaac Newton’s Principia. The exhibition places Newton’s Principia in context of the scientific revolution in the century and a half before its publication. The exhibition is divided into five categories: the distinct sciences (astronomy, mechanics, optics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics); natural philosophy,…

This catalogue describes an exhibition focusing on American short fiction. It provides a brief historical survey of the American short story from Washington Irving to John Updike, featuring 150 books which, together, offer a representative overview of the story collections that influenced the form, technique, and material of the American short story. Exhibited alongside literary artists are…

The catalogue for an exhibition held to dedicate the Mendel Room in the Lilly Library. The Bernardo Mendel collection is of source material relating primarily to the discovery of the New World, the Spanish conquest and the independence movements in Latin America. Materials include rare books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and published archival material. This exhibition features the portion of the…

This catalogue describes an exhibition of materials relating to the Pacific Northwest between 1542 and 1846. The exhibited books are contemporary, or near contemporary, records of participants whose narratives fixed world attention on this vast and hitherto unknown region, and include materials documenting the grand voyages of discovery, accounts of exploration by land, narratives of fur traders,…