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Treasures of the Lilly Library

January 12 to May 8, 2004
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Pietro Martire d'Anghiera. Libretto De tutta La Nauigatione De Re Spagna ... Venice: A. Vercellensis, 1504.

John James Audubon. The Birds of America. London: 1827-1838.

James M. Barrie. {Peter Pan}. Anon. A Play. Autograph manuscript, 1903-1904.

Mrs. Mary Isabella Beeton. The Book of Household Management. Twenty-four parts. London: S. O. Beeton, 1859-1861.

[The Bible, in Latin]. Manuscript on vellum. Written in England, probably mid-fourteenth century. From the collection of Coella Lindsay Ricketts.

Bible, in Latin. Mainz: Johann Gutenberg and Johann Fust, 1455. The New Testament of the Gutenberg Bible, together with a so-called "proof sheet," containing some errors and variant readings, from Exodus, chapter xxxii, verse 25 to chapter xxxiv, verse 20.

Biblia Pauperum. Two leaves from a blockbook. Netherlands or Germany: 1465-1470.

Bible. Apocalypse, in Latin. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1498. Woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer.

Biblia the Byble: that is, the holy Scrypture ... Faythfully translated in to Englyshe. Cologne or Marburg: Johannes Soter and Eucharius Cervicornus, 1535. The Coverdale Bible.

Book of Hours. France, mid-fifteenth century.

John Bunyan. The Pilgrim's Progress ... London: for Nath. Ponder, 1678. With The Pilgrim's Progress ... The Second Part ... London: for Nath. Ponder, 1687.

Francis Carco. ... Rue Pigalle. Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1927.

City Petitions, Addresses, and Remonstrances. London: for David Steel, 1778. George Washington's copy.

Francesco Colonna. Hypnerotomachia Poliphili ... Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1499.

Christopher Columbus. Epistola Christofori Colom ... Rome: Stephan Plannck, 1493.

Christopher Columbus. Epistola Christofori Colom ... Rome: Stephan Plannck, 1493. From the collection of J.K. Lilly, Jr.

Albert Einstein. Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Leipzig: Barth, 1916.

Euclid. The Elements of Geometrie ... London: I. Daye, 1570.

Paul Fort. ... Les ballades françaises ... Lyon, 1927. Binding designed by Paul Bonet.

Hornbook. Ivory. Late eighteenth century.

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. Songes and Sonettes ... London: Richard Tottell, 1559.

Julia Ward Howe. "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," in William C. Whitcomb, Praising God in Troublous Times. A Thanksgiving Discourse. Salem: 1861. Together with the final stanza in the author's autograph, dated June 15, 1886.

Francis Scott Key. The Star-Spangled Banner: A Pariotic {sic} Song. Baltimore: Carrs Music Store, 1814.

Dionysius Lardner. "Babbage's Calculating Machine." ("Letter to Sir Humphry Davy, Bart. P. R. S., on the Application of Machinery to Calculate and Print Mathematical Tables. By Charles Babbage.") in Edinburgh Review, Vol. 59, No. 120 (July 1834). From the library of Ian Fleming.

Marcellus Laroon. The Cryes of the City of London ... London: P. Tempest, 1711?

Prince Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani. Leksikoni. Georgia, before 1713. From the collection of W. E. D. Allen.

Melchior Pfintzing. Theuerdank. Nuremberg: Hans Schönsberger the Elder, 1517.

Edgar Allan Poe. Tamerlane and Other Poems. Boston: Calvin F. S. Thomas, 1827.

Edgar Allan Poe. Tales of Mystery and Imagination. London: George Harrap, 1919. Bound by Michael Wilcox.

Marco Polo. ... Buch des edlen Ritters und Landfahrers Marco Polo. Nuremberg: Friedrich Creussner, 1477.

A Pretty Book for Children ... London: for J. Newbery, and B. Collins in Salisbury, 1751.

William Roscoe. The Butterfly's Ball, and the Grasshopper's Feast. London: for J. Harris, 1807.

Claudius Ptolemaeus. Cosmographia. Ulm: Lienhart Holle, 1482.

Claudius Ptolemaeus. Geographia. Rome: Bernardus Venetus de Vitalibus, 1508.

The "Red Manifesto" (hung p'ao). Dated 31 October 1716. From the collection of Charles R. Boxer.

Sallust. C. Crispi Sallustii Belli Catilinarii ... Edinburgh: William Ged, 1739. With an original stereotype plate.

[Dhārahī from the Muku Jo-ko Sutra]. Printed in Japan by order of the Empress Shotoku, ca. 770.

Hartmann Schedel. Liber Chronicarum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493.

Edith Wharton. A Backward Glance. Corrected typescript. The original typescript of this volume of Edith Wharton's memoirs, first published in 1934. From the Edith Wharton manuscripts in The Lilly Library.

Sylvia Plath. "Blackberrying." Original manuscript of the poem, with corrected typescript. The poem was first published in the New Yorker, September 15, 1962. From the Sylvia Plath manuscripts in The Lilly Library.

Nadine Gordimer. July's People. Corrected typescript. This novel was first published in 1981. From the Gordimer manuscripts in The Lilly Library.

Raymond Carver. "Fat." Copy of typescript, with corrections by Gordon Lish, with the first appearance fot he story in Harper's Bazaar, September 1971. It later appeared in Carver's collection, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? From the Gordon Lish manuscripts in The Lilly Library.

William Shakespeare. The Tragedie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke. Weimar: The Cranach Press, 1930. Bound by Philip Smith.

Samuel F. Smith. "America," in Celebration of American Independence, at Park Street Church, July 4, 1831. Boston: 1831.

Lew Wallace. Excerpts from Ben-Hur. Ca. 1886. Lew Wallace's lecture copy.

George Washington. Letter to Patrick Henry. October 29, 1785.

George Washington. Surveys for tracts of land in Frederick County, Virginia. March 20-October 23, 1752.

The Declaration of Independence. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, July 4 or 5, 1776.

An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States. North-West of the River Ohio. July 13, 1787.

The Constitution. Philadelphia: Dunlap and Claypoole, 1787. The first printed draft.

Acts Passed at the Congress of the United States of America ... New York: Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1789. Thomas Jefferson's copy.

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