Exhibition catalogues

The Lilly Library periodically produces catalogues of exhibitions and other special events, and many of these publications are still available for purchase. Use the Ask a Question page to inquire about purchasing catalogues.

Many catalogues have been digitized. Just follow the linked titles on this page. Print copies of all the catalogues are available at the Lilly Library and the Wells Library.

Year Title Print availability
1960 The Dedication of the Lilly Library, Oct. 3, 1960 out of print
1961 A. E. Housman out of print
1976 An Antiquarian's Credo $10
1962 An Exhibit to Commemorate the One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of the Beginning of the War of 1812 out of print
1963 Exhibition of Original Printings of Some Milestones of Science from Pliny (1469) to Banting (1922) out of print
1963 Grolier: or 'Tis Sixty Years Since out of print
1983 Russia in the Eighteenth Century out of print
1963 The Upton Sinclair Archives out of print
1964 The Bernardo Mendel Collection out of print
1964 Manuscripts, ancient-modern $1
1964 The J.K. Lilly Collection of Edgar A. Poe out of print
1965 Three Centuries of American Poetry out of print
1985 Lilly Library: The First Quarter Century $15
1987 Liberty's Legacy $10
1976 Notable Medical Books in the Lilly Library, Indiana University $20
1973 Bernardo Mendel, Bookman Extraordinaire $1
1974 A Guide to Selected Latin American Manuscripts $3
1995 Mixed Media: The Many Forms of the Story $3
1997 Women Writing Poetry: U. S. 20th Century: A Checklist $1
1998 Digging for Treasure: An adventure in appraising rare and collectible children's books $4
1999 Close & Affectionate Friends: Desmond and Molly MacCarthy and the Bloomsbury Group $8
1997 Footprints Through Time: Mexican Pictorial Manuscripts at the Lilly Library $15
2001 The Lilly Library: Through the Eyes of Friends out of print
2002 The Century Was Two Years Old/Le siècle avait deux ans: Victor Hugo $10
2004 The Powerful Lesson of the Eye: French Artists' Books in the Lilly Library $10
2005 Love, Mickey: Letters to Family from Emily Hahn $10
2006 A World of Puzzles out of print
2007 Juliette Adam $4
2007 Mustard Gas & Roses: The Life and Works of Kurt Vonnegut out of print
1965 Discovery out of print
1966 Medicine: An Exhibition of Books Relating to Medicine and Surgery from the Collection formed by J. K. Lilly out of print
1966 One Hundred and Fifty Years...of Indiana Statehood out of print
1967 Eighty-Nine Good Novels of the Sea, the Ship, and the Sailor out of print
1967 The First Twenty-Five Years of Printing, 1455-1480 out of print
1968 American Patriotic Songs out of print
1969 An Exhibit of Seventeenth-Century Editions of Writings by John Milton out of print
1970 The Beginnings of Higher Education in Indiana out of print
1970 The Indiana Wordsworth Collection out of print
1970 Biology. An Exhibition at the Lilly Library in honor of the meetings of The American Institute of Biological Sciences and The American Physiological Society $3
1970 An Exhibition of Books from the Firm of Lathrop C. Harper, Inc., Presented to the Lilly Library by Mrs. Bernardo Mendel out of print
1971 The Ian Fleming Collection of 19th-20th Century Source Material Concerning Western Civilization together with the Originals of the James Bond-007 Tales out of print
1971 An Exhibition on the Occasion of the Transfer of Public Papers of the Honorable Joseph W. Barr to the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington out of print
1972 Exotic Printing and the Expansion of Europe, 1492-1840  out of print
1972 The Fritz Busch Collection out of print
1972 Brazil from Discovery to Independence  out of print
1972 American Literature Honoring the Completion of the Editorial Work on the 100th Volume Approved by the Center for Editions of American Authors out of print
1973 The First Hundred Years of Detective Fiction, 1841-1941 out of print
1973 Printing and the Mind of Man $4
1974 An Exhibition Honoring the Seventy-Fifth Birthday of Hoagland Howard Carmichael, LL.B., 1926, D.M., 1972, Indiana University out of print
1975 Science Fiction and Fantasy out of print
1975 The David A. Randall Retrospective Memorial Exhibition, Twenty Years' Acquisitions $3
1975 The Transition to Modern Germany: The Eighteenth Century $3
1976 Beyond Illustration: The Livres D'Artiste in the Twentieth Century out of print
1976 Indians of Latin America: An Exhibition of Materials in the Lilly Library $3
1976 Revolutionary America $5
1976 British Bookbinding Today out of print
1977 Twentieth-Century Literary Manuscripts $4
1977 The Search for Troy $5
1978 From the Donkey to the Jet: Man's Experience with Travel from the Fifth Century B.C. to the Present $1
1980 American Poetry $3
1980 Wendell Willkie, 1892-1944 $3
1981 La Vie Parisienne, 1650-1900 $5
1981 Africana in the Lilly Library $4
1983 Une Affaire de Gout: A Selection of Cookbooks, 1475 to 1873, from the Library of Dr. and Mrs. John Talbot Gernon $5
1983 Eighteenth-Century Cities: A Panorama $4
1984 A Baker's Dozen $4
1985 Scotland Before the Union $4
1986 The Reign of Charles II $4
1987 Newton and the Scientific Revolution $5
1987 For Your Amusement and Instruction: The Elisabeth Ball Collection of Historical Children's Materials $10
1988 The Pacific Northwest, 1542-1846 $7.50
1989 Liberty, Equality ... or Death: The French Revolution, 1789-1794  $10
1989 The Westbound Pioneer: Overland Emigration to Oregon $5
1990 Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the British Novel 1740-1989 out of print
1990 Changing Images: Nineteenth-Century British Book Illustration $6
1991 Mark Twain: Selections from the Collection of Nick Karanovich out of print
1991 Searching for Riches: The California Gold Rush $7.50
1991 The Bible in the Lilly Library $10
1992 Children's Books Published by William Darton and His Sons out of print
1992 Rethinking the World: Discovery and Science in the Renaissance out of print
1993 J. K. Lilly, Jr., Bibliophile  $10
1994 George Gissing: The Pforzheimer Collection $10
1994 Mallarme and His Circle $10
1995 In and Out of Africa: The Adventures of H. Rider Haggard $10
1996 Voyages of Scientific Discovery to the New World, 1700-1850 out of print
1996 The People's Voice: A Romantic Civilization, 1776-1848 $10
1997 A Splendid Gathering: Twenty-two Years of Collecting at the Lilly Library $19.95
1998 150 Years of the American Short Story $10
2001 The Grand Event: International Expositions, 1851-1904  $10
2006 Places of the Imagination: A Celebration of Worlds, Islands, and Realms & Imaginary and Constructed Languages $10
2007 Mustard Gas & Roses: The Life and Works of Kurt Vonnegut out of print
2008 Blue at the Mizzen: Patrick O'Brian and the 19th Century Naval World $7