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  • A Curious Herbal - dandelion

    Book

    Elizabeth Blackwell’s beautiful illustrations of medicinal plants would be notable enough in their own right, but the un...

  • A Greek handbook for magic

    Manuscript

    A handbook for magic, made in Thebes in the 4th century, and written in  ancient Greek on papyrus. Seven leaves survive,...

  • Chinese star chart

    Manuscript, Map

    The Chinese star chart is the earliest known manuscript atlas of the night sky. It was produced in central China around...

  • Klencke Atlas

    Map

    The Klencke Atlas is one of the world's biggest: it measures  176 x 231 cm when open. It takes its name from Joannes Kle...

  • Leonardo da Vinci's notebook

    Notebook

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519), painter, sculptor, architect and engineer, kept notes and drawings of his studies, idea...

  • Memoir of Nicolas Flamel and his wife

    Manuscript

    Nicolas Flamel spent his life in medieval Paris, and according to some sources he died in 1418 (the circumstances of his...

  • Phrommachat horoscope manual

    Manuscript

    This manuscript (Or.4830) was made in central Thailand in the 19th century, although the text itself is probably much ol...

  • R. Abrahami Eleazaris Chymisches Werck

    Printed Book

    Nicolas Flamel’s reputation as an alchemist derives ultimately from posthumous accounts of his life. According to these ...

  • Splendor Solis

    Manuscript

    Perhaps the most beautiful of all illuminated alchemical manuscripts, Splendor Solis (‘Splendour of the Sun’) was made i...

  • Study of a mandrake by Jim Kay

    Drawing

    A preparatory sketch of a mandrake made by the illustrator Jim Kay, for the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the...

  • The History of the Phoenix

    Printed Book

    An extremely rare copy, printed on vellum (calf-skin) of L'Histoire et description du Phoenix ('The History and Descript...