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  • Broadside ballad 'A Bill of Fare'

    Broadside, Ephemera

    A ballad on food called ‘A Bill of Fare: For, A Saturday nights Supper, A Sunday morning Breakfast, and A Munday Dinner’...

  • Broadside ballad in 'Praise of Nothing'

    Broadside ballad, Ephemera, Woodcut, Illustration

    This 17th-century ballad called ‘The Praise of Nothing’ takes on the paradoxical task of making something out of nothing...

  • Broadside ballad on the Master Constable

    Broadside ballad, Ephemera, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    This humorous 17th-century broadside ballad portrays the Master Constable as a self-important busy-body. He is exposed a...

  • Engraving of Plato

    Print, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This is an image of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato (c.429 –347 BC), whose text The Symposium informs the themes of ...

  • Friendship album of Gervasius Fabricius zu Kleshei...

    Friendship album, Book, Quarto, Manuscript, Illustration, Image

    These are illustrations from the friendship album of the student Gervasius Fabricius zu Klesheim of Salzburg, and others...

  • Poems by Shakespeare, Donne and others in I. A.'s...

    Manuscript, Book, Duodecimo, Commonplace book

    This handwritten collection of poems and prose contains William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 2, as well as works by other Elizab...

  • Portrait of Richard Burbage

    Painting, Image

    This is the only known portrait of Richard Burbage (1568–1619), the leading actor in the Lord Chamberlain’s Company, and...

  • The Book of Sir Thomas Wyatt

    Manuscript, Quarto

    This manuscript is known as the Book of Sir Thomas Wyatt. Wyatt (1503–1542) was a diplomat, courtier and poet. In the ro...