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An exhibition catalog featuring 150 books, selected by Dr. John T. Gernon, from his collection of more than 1500 cookbooks now held at the Lilly Library. Included are cookbooks dating back to the fifteenth-century and published throughout Europe. Due to the very practical nature of the cookbook, many of these books are rare; the Gernon’s collection is notable for the consistently fine condition…

Manuscript lecture notes from an unknown student attending Hegel's lectures on the philosophy of right during the winter semester of 1819-1820, Universität zu Berlin. The manuscript is lengthy and written as a sustained narrative, not as collected fragments. The notes provide access to Hegel's lectures during the politically volatile period immediately preceding the publication of his Philosophy…

This catalogue, and the exhibit it describes, explore the many facets of the life and work of Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925): his work with the English Foreign Office in Africa; his religious journey through belief in spiritualism, Christianity and reincarnation; his non-fiction about the Boer Wars and British Imperial policy, World War I, missionary service and the Salvation Army; his travels;…

An exhibition catalogue celebrating more than a half-century of international exhibitions, from London’s Great Exhibition of 1851 to the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri. The exhibition and catalogue introduce the tremendous variety of printed materials available for purchase to visitors of the fairs, including guidebooks, maps, souvenir booklets, histories, panoramas,…

A catalogue for the exhibition held on the occasion of the bicentenary of William Wordsworth’s birth. Materials in the exhibit come from the Indiana Wordsworth Collection which was formed by Oscar L. Watkins of Indianapolis and has been further developed by the Lilly Library following its acquisition in 1943. In building his collection, Watkins sought to include everything in printed form that…

This catalogue, and the exhibit it describes, explore the ways in which Europeans have studied, described and changed the American Indian since Columbus’s arrival in the New World. The exhibition is arranged in five subject areas: Indian languages, descriptions of the Indians, theories of the origins of the Indians, the Las Casas controversy, and the Catholic Church and the Indians. In addition,…

An exhibition catalogue of materials from the Carl H. Pforzheimer collection of books, manuscripts and letters of the late-nineteenth century British novelist George Gissing. The exhibition includes the first editions of all Gissing’s major books published during his lifetime, a few representative posthumous publications, the more important of the Pforzheimer Gissing manunscripts, and a…

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 Library. Additionally, the catalogue provides a glimpse of the collector himself, whose taste, knowledge, and diligence brought together one of the finest…

This catalogue, and the exhibit it describes, give the travel enthusiast a glimpse of tourism from the earliest preserved printed records to the present day. Included are narratives and accounts written by travellers and pilgrims, guidebooks, travellers’ aids (promotional literature), books and pamphlets showing evolution of transport throughout the human experience. Aiming to represent private…

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An exhibition catalogue of the Adam papers, a series of letters and manuscript articles associated with the French nineteenth-century writer and salon hostess, Juliette Adam. They cover the period from 1880 to the mid-1920s, a time of political and social turmoil in France, as it was in most of Europe. In addition to some 47 letters to various correspondents, there are letters to a Hungarian…