Collection items

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  • Boydell's Collection of Prints illustrating Shakes...

    Book, Engraving, Print, Illustration, Image

    In 1789, the publisher John Boydell opened the Shakespeare Gallery, an exhibition space in London’s Pall Mall showcasing...

  • Death's Duel by John Donne

    Book, Quarto, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This text shows John Donne (1572–1631) contemplating and rehearsing the circumstances of his own death. Deaths Duell i...

  • First edition of John Donne's Poems, 1633

    Book, Quarto, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This is the first edition of John Donne’s collected poems, printed in 1633, two years after he died. In his lifetime, ...

  • Henry VI, Part 3

    Book, Duodecimo, Playscript, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    Henry VI, Part 3 (often abbreviated to 3 Henry VI) was written around 1591 and is the third in a series of four history...

  • Italian treatise on dance, 1602

    Book, Folio, Musical score, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This beautifully illustrated treatise on dance was produced by the Italian dance-master Cesare Negri (c. 1536–1604), als...

  • Portrait of John Donne, aged 18

    Book, Octavo, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This portrait portrays John Donne (1572–1631), aged 18, as a young man poised for adventure. He is dressed in a dark pa...

  • Shakespeare's Collected Poems, 1640

    Book, Octavo, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This controversial edition of Shakespeare’s sonnets and miscellaneous poems was published in 1640 by John Benson (d. 166...

  • The first illustrated works of Shakespeare edited...

    Book, Quarto, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This is the first illustrated edition of The works of Mr. William Shakespear (1709), a beautiful set of six volumes edit...

  • The Mariner's Mirrour, 1588

    Book, Folio, Map, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This hand-coloured copy of The Mariners Mirrour (1588) is an English version of the world’s first sea-atlas. It contains...

  • View of Verona in Civitates Orbis Terrarum

    Map, View, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This image shows a bird’s-eye view of the city of Verona, in what is now Northern Italy. It illustrates some of the hist...