Material relating primarily to the discovery of the New World, the Spanish conquest, and the independence movements in Latin America.
This exhibit showcases the Lilly's holdings in the genre of livre d'artiste, the visual intersection of art and book.
The exhibition catalogue Brazil from discovery to independence : An exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Brazilian independence on September 7, 1822 (1972) with a new introduction and supplement by Professor Darlene Sadlier. Chronicles 322 years of Brazil's history prior to its independence, stressing the achievement of Brazilians during the colonial period.
Books and manuscripts in Nahuatl, the Aztec language spoken throughout central Mexico before the Spanish conquest.
Influential English publishers William Darton and his sons are the focus of the exhibition which documents selected publications from 1787 to the late 1830's.
Printed works relating to geographical discovery and exploration, from Marco Polo in Asia to Captain James Cook in the Pacific Ocean.
Books and manuscripts from the first 100 years of detective fiction, from Edgar Allan Poe to Raymond Chandler.
A description, bibliographical and physical, of those books and important fragments at The Lilly Library known or believed to be printed before 1481.
First editions of 99 of the 100 important and rare books of English literature exhibited in 1903 by the Grolier Club.
Selected works from the collection of author Ian Fleming, principally important books in science and technology.
Books and manuscripts on Indian languages, descriptions of Indians, theories of the origins of the Indians, the Las Casas controversy, and the Catholic Church and the Indians.
One hundred and ninety-five important works described.
A selection from the Lilly Library's holdings related to science, including works on anatomy, medicine, natural history, and astronomy.
Books and manuscripts related to the era of European voyages of discovery and the colonies established by the Spanish, the Dutch, and the Portuguese. This exhibit commemorates the five hundredth anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first voyage to the Americas.