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  • Octopium Landlordicuss

    Map

    This political postcard comments on the social effects caused by private ownership of land and property in London and We...

  • Paterson's British Itinerary

    Book, Map

    The Roads from Baldock to Huntingdon and a map of the roads of Great Britain in Daniel Paterson's British Itinerary (178...

  • 1066 and All That

    Book, Illustration

    Sellar and Yeatman’s classic satirical work, 1066 And All That, is famous for denouncing King John as a ‘Bad King’. In t...

  • 11th-century illuminated Psalter

    Manuscript

    Illuminated copies of the Book of Psalms were very popular in Byzantium. One group of illuminated psalters are known as ...

  • 12th-century Horologion

    Manuscript

    A Horologion, or Book of Hours, contains the outline of the services (aside from those relating to the Eucharist) of the...

  • 12th-century miscellany of Latin texts

    Manuscript

    The oldest surviving copy of the History of the Britons (Historia Brittonum) is found in a miscellany of late Antique an...

  • 13th-century Menaion

    Manuscript

    In the Greek church, the Menaion is the book containing prayers and hymns for the fixed feasts of the liturgical calenda...

  • 14th-century Greek New Testament

    Manuscript

    Most Greek manuscripts of the Bible tend only to include a small sub-section of biblical books, for instance, the four G...

  • 14th-century pilgrim's travel guide

    Manuscript

    This is a 700-year-old traveller’s guidebook: a practical manual for pilgrims walking St James’s Way to Santiago de Comp...

  • 15th-century Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    Illustrations of Hell acted as constant reminders for the medieval population that their behaviour on Earth would determ...

  • 16th-century Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    The character of Death was regularly personified within medieval culture, and the message was usually clear: death would...

  • 16th-century costume guide

    Book, Octavo, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    This rich collection of woodcuts gives a fascinating insight into global fashions of Shakespeare’s day. With its Italian...

  • 1714 edition of The Rape of the Lock, with illustr...

    Book, Octavo, Image, Engraving, Illustration

    The 1714 edition of Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock sold around 3,000 copies in four days. It promised readers ...

  • 17th century Chinese Qur’an

    Manuscript

    This 17th-century Chinese Qur'an shows how Islamic styles of calligraphy and illumination were combined with local style...

  • 17th century depiction of the Holy Shrine of Mecca

    Manuscript, Image

    Painting from a 17th-century manuscript of 'Futuh al-Haramayn', a poetical description by Muhvi Lari of the Holy Places...