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  • Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy, 1628

    Book, Folio

    The huge and encyclopaedic Anatomy of Melancholy was produced by the English clergyman Robert Burton (1577–1640). It exp...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Montaigne's Essays translated by Florio

    Book, Folio

    This is the first English edition of the celebrated Essayes by Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592). The collection was first...

  • Shakespeare's First Folio

    Book, Folio

    The First Folio is the first collected edition of William Shakespeare's plays, collated and published in 1623, seven yea...

  • The Arches of Triumph, built for James I's entry i...

    Book, Folio, Illustration, Engraving, Image

    On 15 March 1604,[1] King James I made his royal entry into London, with an extravagant pageant of street theatre and mu...

  • 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...

  • The Modell of Poesye, 1599

    Manuscript, Folio Created date: 1599

    This is a presentation manuscript of William Scott’s (c. 1570–1612) The Modell of Poesye, which includes authorial notes...