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  • Album of images of Hindu deities

    Manuscript, Drawing, Watercolour, Illustration Created date: early 19th century

    This album is one of two volumes that contain botanical paintings, intricate line drawings and vibrant watercolours of H...

  • Broadside about the tread-mill at Brixton Prison

    Broadside, Ephemera, Illustration, Image

    This broadside features an illustration and description of a treadmill at Brixton Prison in London, built so that prison...

  • Coleridge's notes on Measure for Measure

    Book, Duodecimo, Engraving, Illustration, Image, Manuscript annotation Created date: early 19th century [Coleridge's manuscript notes]

    The poet and literary critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) regarded Measure for Measure as ‘the most painful’ or ‘...

  • George Cruikshank's satirical drawing 'Liberty sus...

    Print, Illustration Created date: 1817

    Concerned by growing public discontent during the economic crisis that followed the Napoleonic Wars, the British governm...

  • Illustration of the Battle of Waterloo

    Book, Illustration, Image

    The Battle of Waterloo (1815) was a defining moment that effectively bought the long Napoleonic Wars (1803-15) to an end...

  • Marshall's edition of Cinderella

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    Cinderella is one of the best-known fairy tales in the western world. The basic elements of the story we know today can...

  • Mother Goose's Melody

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    This charming book of illustrated children's nursery rhymes, Mother Goose's Melody, was published in 1817. It contains s...

  • Scenes from the Life of the Buddha

    Manuscript, Image, Illustration, Paper folding book Created date: 19th century

    The 19th-century Burmese illustrated manuscript is on the early life of the Buddha, from his resolve to depart from his...

  • The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

    Book, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by the magistrate and writer Henry Fielding (1707–1754) was first published in 17...

  • The only surviving manuscript letters of Ignatius...

    Manuscript, Letter, Book, Octavo, Engraving, Illustration, Image Created date: 1776‒1820

    These are the only surviving manuscript letters of Ignatius Sancho, the most famous Anglo-African in 18th-century Britai...

  • The tour of Doctor Syntax

    Book, Illustration, Image

    William Combe’s The Tour of Doctor Syntax in search of the picturesque was begun in 1809 and published in book form in 1...

  • Whitby, a setting used in Dracula

    Book, Illustration, Image

    In 1813 Richard Ayton, a playwright, accompanied the artist William Daniell on a voyage round the coast of Great Britain...