A splendid gathering : twenty-two years of collecting at the Lilly Library, 1975-1997


A splendid gathering : twenty-two years of collecting at the Lilly Library, 1975-1997


This catalogue offers a panoramic view of the Lilly Library’s collecting activities during the twenty two years of William R. Cagle’s tenure as the Lilly Librarian. Notable acquisitions from that period include the letters of poets Ezra Pound, Sylvia Plath, and William Carlos Williams; a comprehensive collection of first editions of modern British and American literature; first editions of Milton, Bunyan, and Castiglione; the letters of Vita Sackville-West; archives of S. Fischer-Verlag; papers of South African Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer; the first printed draft of the U.S. Constitution; Manuscripts of Washington, Jay, and Jefferson; the original plan for the Mason-Dixon line; an enormous collection of historical Scottish books and manuscripts; the Coverdale Bible, the first printed in English; many unusual children’s books and the original illustrations for them; representative original drawings for comic books and the original and newspaper serials; fine-bound books and special livres d’artistes; a major collection (formed by Dr. John Talbot Gernon) of cookbooks; the papers of Orson Welles, John Ford, and Peter Bogdanovich; works in the sciences dating back to the 1600s; and a wide variety of political correspondence of several periods and countries. The catalogue describes acquisitions in the fields of British Literature; American Literature; Americana; British History; Travel and Topography; French Literature; Other World Literatures; Science and Medicine; Food and Drink; Book Illustration, Bookbinding, and Original Art; Children’s Books; Music; Film, Television and Radio; and other fields. The introduction, contributed by Indiana University Vice President for Academic Affairs Kenneth R.R. Gros Louis, describes the achievements of William R. Cagle.


Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Cagle, William R. (William Rea)


Bloomington, Ind. : Lilly Library.




Gros Louis, Kenneth R. R., Introduction.


111 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.


Lilly Library Z881.I394 S76

PURL: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/general/VAB9953