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  • 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, ...

  • Micrographia by Robert Hooke, 1665

    Book, Folio, Illustration, Image

    Robert Hooke (1635–1703) was not only a scientist, he was a mapmaking pioneer, architect, astronomer, biologist and inge...

  • Poems by Shakespeare, Donne and others in I. A.'s...

    Manuscript, Book, Duodecimo, Commonplace book

    This handwritten collection of poems and prose contains William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 2, as well as works by other Elizab...

  • 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...

  • The Book of the Courtier, 1588

    Book, Quarto

    Il Libro del Cortegiano or The Book of The Courtier was written by Count Baldassare Castiglione (1478–1529), and was fir...

  • 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...