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A landmark in medical history

Vesalius's stunning 16th-century anatomy treatise

Alice's Adventures Under Ground

Written and illustrated by Lewis Carroll

Audubon's The Birds of America

Highlights of the famous 'double elephant folio'

Baybars' magnificent Qur'an

Epitome of sumptuous Arabic calligraphy

Bedford Hours

15th-century treasure owned by Henry V’s brother, the Regent of France

Bible from Ethiopia

Commissioned by Emperor Iyasu in around 1700

Blake's notebook

Sketches and poems, including 'The Tyger'

Capt. R.F. Scott's Diary

Extracts from the 1911 Antarctic expedition

Classic of botanical illustration

Elizabeth Blackwell's remarkable Herbal

Codex Sinaiticus

Extracts from a 1,600-year-old-Bible courtesy of the Partners of the Codex Sinaiticus Project

Diamond Sutra

The oldest printed ‘book’, made in China in 868

Dutch Baroque Gardens

Country houses and magnificent gardens

First atlas of Europe

Compiled by Mercator in the 1570s

Flemish masters in miniature

The superb so-called 'Golf Book'

Genealogical Chronicle of the English Kings

Dating from the reign of Edward I and almost five metres long

Glimpses of medieval life

Selections from the famous Luttrell Psalter

Glorious Hebrew prayer book

The lavishly illustrated Golden Haggadah

Handel’s Messiah

From the draft score of the composer’s most famous work

Henry VIII's Psalter

Lavish production of 1540, with Henry’s own notes

James Gillray satirical prints

The impeachment of Warren Hastings

Jane Austen's early work

'The History of England' in her own hand

Leonardo's Codex Arundel

Complete manuscript of notes and drawings (565 pages)

Leonardo da Vinci selection

A selection of his sketches (29 pages)

Lindisfarne Gospels

The pinnacle of Anglo-Saxon Art

Lisbon Hebrew Bible

Survivor of 15th-century Jewish culture

Masterpiece of the Renaissance

Beautiful images from the Sforza Hours

Medieval Bestiary

Wonderful drawings of creatures, both real and imagined

Memoirs of Babur

Tales of the first Mughul emperor

Mewar Ramayana (reunified)

India's great epic in 17th-century paintings

Mewar Ramayana (selection)

India's great Sanskrit epic (72 pages)

Miscellany of Iskandar Sultan

Mini-library from 15th-century Persia

Mozart's musical diary

The composer's own notes, from 1784 until his death

My Ladye Nevells Booke

Complete manuscript of William Byrd’s keyboard music

My Ladye Nevells Booke selections

From the manuscript of William Byrd’s keyboard music

Outstanding 15th-century church book

The wonderful, and weighty, Sherborne Missal

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