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  • 16th-century costume guide

    Book, Octavo, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    This rich collection of woodcuts gives a fascinating insight into global fashions of Shakespeare’s day. With its Italian...

  • Broadside ballad on cuckolds

    Broadside ballad, Ephemera, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    This 17th-century ballad entitled ‘Cuckolds Haven’ betrays the early modern obsession with cuckolds – men who were depic...

  • Illustrated book of the wonders of nature

    Book, Quarto, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    This collection of weird and wonderful tales of monsters, mythical creatures and natural oddities is drawn from classica...

  • Illustrated edition of Mandeville's Travels, 1568

    Book, Octavo, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    This 16th-century edition of The Voiage and trauayle of syr Iohn Maundeuile, Knight (1568) has striking woodcut illustra...

  • Jewish book of customs

    Book, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    This beautifully illustrated book of Jewish customs explains the yearly cycle of festivals and traditions in early moder...

  • Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, 1631

    Book, Quarto, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    This is the 1631 edition of Christopher Marlowe’s best-known play, Doctor Faustus. Its title page shows Faustus as a mag...