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This catalogue, and the exhibition it describes, are attempts to make better known some of the remarkable books and manuscripts gathered by J.K. Lilly, Jr., once collected for his private use, and now enjoyed and studied by so many at the Lilly…

An exhibition catalogue drawn from the J.K. Lilly collection of original appearances of classical works in the history of medicine and surgery. The introduction relates the history of Mr. Lilly’s collecting in those fields beginning with his…

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…

The two-page manuscript of Auld Lang Syne, which has been described as the earliest in existence, has had a distinguished history. It was originally part of a long letter from Burns to a Mrs. Dunlop, dated December 7, 1788, most of which is now in…

Harvey's small book is usually considered the most important single medical work ever published. In this book, Harvey announced his discovery of the circulation of the blood, gave a clear description of the heart's action, and reported the…

The modern age begins with the '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…
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