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Selected images from the Lilly Library, New Testament of the Gutenberg Bible, ca. 1455, Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica, The Lilly Library

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Lecture: Pythagoras to Gypsy Boots: Collecting Vegetarian Literature, 1547 to 1967, a talk by William Dailey, Antiquarian bookseller and collector Thursday, July 21, 5:30 p.m.

Exhibition: Eat Your Vegetables! Five Centuries of Vegetarianism and the Printed Word, July 21 - September 10, 2016, Lilly Library Main Gallery

Exhibition: Wonder and the Natural World, June 17 - July 27, 2016, Lilly Library Lincoln Room


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Recent posts from the blog: LILLY LIBRARY NEWS & NOTES

Watch Us 3D Print a Death Mask!
In May of 2016, the One Street Museum in Kiev, Ukraine contacted the Lilly Library about our Theodore Dreiser death mask. The One Street Museum has built an impressive collection of death masks—currently around 300—and they want to add Theodore Dreiser to that number. You can read more about this incredible and haunting collection here. […]

Spectral Analysis of the Boxer Codex
During the first week of May, Ms. Ellen Hsieh, an Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship recipient, and Dr. Christian Fischer, from the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and the UCLA/Getty Conservation Program at UCLA, visited the Lilly Library to study the images of the Boxer Codex, one of the most important manuscripts in the Library’s collection. The […]

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