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  • Afghan ketubah, 19th century

    Manuscript, Ketubah, marriage contract

    The tradition of the ketubah (a Jewish marriage contract) dates back 2000 years, making it one of the earliest documents...

  • Al-Qazwini’s Wonders of Creation

    Manuscript

    An illustrated copy of the 13th-century writer al-Qazwīnī’s ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt (‘Wonders of creation’) produced in the...

  • Album of Baha’i calligraphy

    Manuscript

    An album of Baha’i calligraphy including childhood calligraphic exercises by Baha’u’llah and tablets by Baha’u’llah copi...

  • Album of images of Hindu deities

    Manuscript, Drawing, Watercolour, Illustration

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

  • Album of paintings inside a Madurai Temple

    Image, Illustration, Cloth, Manuscript

    Thirty oil paintings in the South Indian style, depicting scenes painted on the ceilings of the Meenakshi Sundareshwara...

  • Albumazar, Treatise on astrology

    Manuscript

    Abu Maʿshar (d. 886), also known as Albumazer, was an early Persian physician and astrologer who lived in the city of Ba...

  • Alcuin's letter collection

    Manuscript

    This collection of the letters of the Englishman Alcuin of York (b. c. 735, d. 804), is datable to the early ninth centu...

  • Aldhelm on Virginity

    Manuscript

    This manuscript contains the prose version of Anglo-Saxon author Aldhelm’s De uirginitate (‘In Praise of Virginity’). It...

  • Aldhelm's Riddles

    Manuscript

    Aldhelm’s Latin verse Enigmata or Riddles was widely read and studied in the Middle Ages, both in England and on the Con...

  • Alexander Fleming's notebook, June 1917 - 1918

    Journal, Drawing, Manuscript, Image

    This notebook was made by Sir Alexander Fleming (1881–1955), the bacteriologist best known for his discovery of penicill...

  • Alexander Pope's translation of The Iliad, written...

    Manuscript, Letter

    Alexander Pope’s version of The Iliad – Homer’s Greek epic poem – was drafted on scraps of paper, often using the back...

  • 'Alice's Adventures Under Ground', the original ma...

    Manuscript, Fair copy, Artwork, Image

    A treasured early manuscript version of one of the most famous and enduring children’s stories, Alice’s Adventures in Wo...

  • Alphonso Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Parchment Codex

    This manuscript was begun for Prince Alphonso (b. 1273, d. 1284), son of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, who was betrot...

  • An Abhidhamma commentary

    Manuscript, Paper folding book

    Paper folding book with lavishly decorated covers containing the Saṅkhāra bhājanī, a commentary on the Abhidhamma, also ...

  • An abridgment of a kabbalistic treatise

    Manuscript

    Kabbalah, also spelled Qabalah or Cabala, is the term traditionally used to describe the mystic and secret teachings in ...