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The catalogue for an exhibition in honor of Bernardo Mendel and the gifts given to the Lilly Library by his wife, Mrs. Juana Mendel, following his death. The exhibition attempts to illustrate the strengths of the collection. Acquisitions in thirteen…

The modern age begins with European 'discovery' of America, which enormously expanded the known world and encouraged exploration, colonization, navigation, the knowledge of a new flora and fauna, and of meteorology, quite apart from its political and…

This leaf, which contains II Corinthians, I:1-III:18, was acquired by the Lilly Library in June 1997. It is believed to have originally been part of the Gutenberg New Testament now owned by the Library, and was one of the leaves already missing from…

These two conjugate leaves, one of which is blank, contain the text, from the Gutenberg Bible, of Exodus, chapter xxxii, verse 25 to chapter xxxiv, verse 20. This sheet contains textual errors not found in other copies of the Gutenberg Bible, as well…

Various woodcuts in incunabula, notably those in Brant's Narrenschiff (Basel, 1494), have been attributed on stylistic grounds to Dürer's earliest period. The great full-page woodcuts of the Apocalypse, with their apocalyptic power and…

The Gutenberg Bible is the first major European printed book, and was produced in Mainz, Germany in the mid-1450s, by Johannes Gutenberg. It was the first printed edition of the Vulgate Bible, and although scholars have disagreed as to the number of…
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