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Use our 'Turning the Pages™' system to view our great books and magnify the details. These are currently the most popular volumes. Just choose the one you'd like to see.

Mewar Ramayana (selection)

India's great Sanskrit epic (72 pages)

Handel’s Messiah

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

Leonardo da Vinci selection

A selection of his sketches (29 pages)

Alice's Adventures Under Ground

Written and illustrated by Lewis Carroll

Mozart's musical diary

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

Codex Sinaiticus

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

Jane Austen's early work

'The History of England' in her own hand

Baybars' magnificent Qur'an

Epitome of sumptuous Arabic calligraphy

Bible from Ethiopia

Commissioned by Emperor Iyasu in around 1700

Lisbon Hebrew Bible

Survivor of 15th-century Jewish culture

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