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  • Book of Common Prayer

    Printed book

    The first English Book of Common Prayer, published in 1549. Who wrote it? In September 1548 a committee under the presid...

  • Booklet of the Avalokitesvara Sutra

    Booklet, Manuscript

    This booklet is one of the thousands of copies of the Lotus Sūtra that were found in Dunhuang. The scripture, which is o...

  • Burney Gospels

    Manuscript

    This beautifully illuminated copy of the Greek Gospels was created in two stages. The text was copied out in the 2nd hal...

  • Chinese album of the Life of the Buddha

    Chinese woodblock printed book

    A woodblock-printed work depicting and describing scenes from the life of the Buddha, including beautiful hand-coloured...

  • Chinese Torah – Kaifeng Torah

    Manuscript, Scroll

    This scroll was specially prepared for one of the farthest flung and most remarkable religious communities of history: t...

  • Codex Alexandrinus

    Manuscript

    Copied in the 5th century, Codex Alexandrinus is one of the three early Greek manuscripts that preserve both the Old and...

  • Codex Sinaiticus

    Manuscript

    Despite its rather austere appearance, Codex Sinaiticus is a treasure beyond price. Produced in the middle of the 4th ce...

  • Coldingham Breviary

    Manuscript, Manuscript

    A 13th-century breviary. Made for the Benedictine priory of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Coldingham, Berwickshire, this h...

  • Collection of Baha’i Tablets

    Manuscript

    A collection of twenty-six of Baha’u’llah’s most important works. Who was Baha’u’llah? Mirza Husayn ‘Ali Nuri (1817–1892...

  • Collection of rules for Buddhist monks

    Manuscript

    This palm leaf manuscript contains Bhikkhu Patimokkha and Bhikkhuni Patimokkha (rules to be obeyed in communities of mon...

  • Complutensian Polyglott Bible

    Printed book

    The so-called ‘Complutensian Polyglot Bible’ is the first of the great multi-lingual editions of the complete Bible prod...

  • Cotton Genesis

    Manuscript

    The Cotton Genesis is one of the great treasures of the British Library. Created probably in Egypt in the 5th or 6th cen...

  • Coverdale Bible

    Printed book

    A 1535 copy of Miles Coverdale’s translation of the Bible. Was Coverdale’s Bible illegal? Following the publication of...

  • Coverdale New Testament with manuscript dedication...

    Book, Illustration, Manuscript annotation

    This is a copy of Myles Coverdale’s 1538 translation of the New Testament in sextodecimo format. It is incomplete, lacki...

  • Decorative copy of the Heart Sutra in Chinese

    Scroll, Manuscript

    This Perfection of Wisdom sūtra, commonly called the Heart Sūtra, expounds the fundamental emptiness of all things. It i...