Collection items

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  • An illustration of Ganesh

    Image, Manuscript, Illustration

    This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the...

  • Atthakatha

    Manuscript

    Sinhalese manuscript containing bi-lingual Aṭṭhakathā (commentaries), which also includes a translation in Sinhalese lan...

  • Collected Tantras of the Ancient Tradition

    Manuscript

    A copy of the Collected Tantras of the Ancients. What is the Collected Tantras of the Ancients? The Tibetan Buddhist ‘S...

  • David Garrick’s annotated copy of The History of K...

    Book, Duodecimo, Playscript, Manuscript

    Tate’s adaptation of King Lear Nahum Tate (1652–1715) was an Irish poet and (from 1692) poet laureate of England. In 16...

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript

    An illustrated version of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glorification of the Goddess’), describing the Goddess Durgā’s battle agai...

  • Extract from An essay on the present state of our ...

    Book

    An extract from an essay on the state of our public roads published in 1756. The essay argues for 'the absolute necessit...

  • Haftarot for Passover

    Manuscript

    The manuscript contains Haftarot (singular Haftarah) for the Passover festival. What is Haftarah? Haftarah is a selected...

  • Jain diagram Two and a Half Continents, Adhai-dvip...

    Manuscript, Map

    Jains believe the universe is divided in three worlds: the heavens, the middle world and the hells. This is a traditiona...

  • Laurence Sterne's holy orders

    Manuscript

    The first volumes of Tristram Shandy were printed anonymously in York in 1759, but it soon emerged that the writer of t...

  • Mahabuddhaguna and other Buddhist texts

    Paper folding book, Manuscript

    An 18th-century manuscript from Thailand, outlining the virtues of the Buddha. The manuscript The manuscript from centr...

  • Oxford

    Watercolour, View

    This watercolour was used as an extra-illustration to Walter Thornbury’s Life of Turner, where Paul Sandby is described ...

  • Polyglot Psalter

    Manuscript

    A Hebrew psalm-book with parallel Greek, Latin and English translations. What are Psalms? The Book of Psalms (in Hebrew...

  • Register of circumcisions

    Manuscript

    An 18th-century registry of circumcisions, including instructions for the service. Circumcision in Judaism Circumcision...

  • Reproduction of bust of Sir Robert Cotton

    Object

    Sir Robert Cotton (1570-1631) deserves attention as the former owner of two of the four surviving copies of the 1215 Mag...

  • Sufi teachings, prayers and invocations

    Manuscript

    An 18th-century collection of Sufi teachings, prayers and invocations. A collection of Sufi works This volume is a comp...