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  • Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy

    Manuscript

    The Divine Comedy begins with the meeting between Dante and Virgil, the ancient Roman poet, in a dark wood, represented...

  • Dante's Inferno

    Manuscript

    Numerous graphic illustrations of the torments and inhabitants of Hell have been painted in the margins of this copy of ...

  • 'Everyone do your duty!', an Italian propaganda po...

    Poster, Illustration

    In World War One, for the first time, whole nations and not merely professional armies were in mortal combat. Propaganda...

  • Flowers of Virtue and of Manners

    Manuscript

    The Flore de virtu e de costumi (‘Flowers of Virtue and of Manners’) is an Italian work on virtues and vices that was co...

  • Galileo's sunspot letters

    Letter, Manuscript

    These letters record astronomical observations made by the Italian physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)....

  • Illustrated volume of Dante's Divine Comedy

    Manuscript

    The Divine Comedy is considered one of the greatest works ever written in Italian. It describes a journey undertaken by...

  • 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...

  • Leonardo da Vinci's notebook

    Notebook

    Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519), painter, sculptor, architect and engineer, kept notes and drawings of his studies, idea...

  • Prayerbook of Princess Elizabeth

    Manuscript, Prayer book

    In December 1545, King Henry VIII was presented with this carefully embroidered volume as a New Year’s gift. The prayer ...