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The catalogue for a dual exhibition comprised of one concerning imaginary places (curated by Christopher Harter) and one exploring imaginary and constructed languages (curated by Anthony Tedeschi and Jodine Perkins). The portion of the exhibit about imaginary places celebrates worlds, islands, and realms that have captured the collective imagination throughout the ages. It does so by exploring…

Contains a brief biography of Bernardo Mendel, avid book collector. His collection of books and manuscripts now reside at the Lilly Library. The biography is divided into three chronological sections, based on his places of residence: Vienna, Austria, where he was born and lived until 1928; Bogotá, Colombia, where he lived and worked from 1928 until 1952; and New York City, where he owned an…

This catalogue, and the exhibition it describes, represent the Lilly Library’s collection of French artists’ books from the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These objects represent collaborations between poets and painters as well as other figures such as printers, paper-makers, binders and publishers. Featured poets include Francis Ponge, Paul Éluard, Tristan Tzara, André du…

This catalogue describes an exhibition held in conjunction with the ceremonies commemorating the sesquicentennial of Indiana University. The exhibition features books, records, and manuscripts from Indiana University, but materials from other Indiana colleges as well in order to give a comprehensive view of the development of higher education in the state. Contributors include: Anderson College,…

This catalogue describes an exhibition featuring an over-all survey of the Lilly Library’s resources and acquisitions from the first thirteen years of its history. “Printing and the Mind of Man” was inspired by a London exhibition held ten years earlier (and to which the Lilly Library was the fourth largest contributor). The London exhibition ambitiously sought to display the history of the…

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This catalogue describes an exhibition of books and manuscripts taken from the Keith H. Baker collection of twentieth-century writers. Featured in the exhibition are works by Eugene O’Neill, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, John Steinbeck, Tennessee Williams, W. Somerset Maugham, August Derleth, Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, John Updike, Jerzy Kosinski, and Philip…

This catalog describes an exhibition held on the occasion of the three hundred anniversary of the death Charles II. The exhibition commemorated his reign by displaying books and manuscripts that portray the events, achievements and opinions of the period. The first portion surveys the major historical and political events of the period: the Restoration of the King in 1660, the Great Plague of…

This catalogue describes an exhibition held to mark the quincentennial of the first Columbus voyage through materials from the collections of J.K. Lilly, Jr., Bernardo Mendel and Charles R. Boxer. These collections contain many books about European voyages and America published in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries including Christopher Columbus’s first report on the Americas in 1493 and the…

This catalogue describes an exhibition held to commemorate the United States Bicentennial. The earliest materials document American colonists’ nascent discontent with their economic and political affairs being managed from across the sea. The exhibition follows the course of the political events from early appeals for the rights of colonists and the ensuing developments of the Revolutionary Era…

This catalogue describes an exhibition that explores the themes with which modern Science Fiction is concerned. The first portion considers the development of science fiction over the first hundred years of the genre by considering authors such as Mary Shelley, Edgar Allen Poe, H. Rider Haggard, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and Abraham Merritt. The second portion is exclusively concerned with the work…