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Selected images from the Lilly Library, Image of a New Zealand Chief, 1773, Sample book for monastic scribes, 1450, Poster for The Lilly Library

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Lecture: Rebecca Baumann and L. Anne Delgado on "The Unseen World: Science and the Supernatural" Thursday August 28 at 5:00 pm, Lilly Library

Exhibition: Spiritualists, Sorcerers, and Stage Magicians: Magic and the Supernatural at the Lilly Library, June 2 - August 30, 2014, Lilly Library Main Gallery

Exhibition: Delightful Deceptions: The Magic of Puzzles, May 28 - August 20, 2014, Lilly Library Main Gallery


Recent posts from the blog: LILLY LIBRARY NEWS & NOTES

Calendrier Magique Featured on Slate Vault
The Lilly Library’s copy of a rare 19th-century Parisian occult calendar is featured today on Slate.com’s history blog, The Vault. The book, with text by Austin de Croze and colored lithographs by Manuel Orazi, was produced in a limited run of 777 copies (777 being considered a sacred number in occultist practice). The Lilly’s copy […]

August 28 Lecture and Reception: The Unseen World
Ours is a haunted world. Belief in and fear of ghosts, demons, and unseen forces is an undeniable part of human experience. The Lilly Library’s summer exhibition, “Spiritualists, Sorcerers, and Stage Magicians” explores this fascination in items from the Lilly’s collections from the occult grimoires of Agrippa to stories of modern day ghost hunters stalking […]

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