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Book, Illustration, Image
Medical knowledge improved steadily during the 18th century owing to a better understanding of human physiology, assiste...
Advertisement, Ephemera, Illustration, Image
These advertisements from the middle of the 18th century highlight the popularity of ready-to-eat street food (as seen b...
Image, Manuscript, Illustration
This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the...
Book, View, Engraving, Hand colouring
These views of Dutch country houses and gardens form three volumes of an atlas devoted to the Netherlands. It was put to...
Held in the King’s Topographical Collection, Eight of the most Extraordinary Prospects... (1743) was Thomas Smith of Der...
This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...
The first volumes of Tristram Shandy were printed anonymously in York in 1759, but it soon emerged that the writer of t...
Marriage A-la-Mode is a series of six satirical paintings by William Hogarth that warn against the upper-class practice...
John’s tomb, in the choir of Worcester Cathedral, includes the earliest royal effigy in England. Unusually, John holds a...
This watercolour was used as an extra-illustration to Walter Thornbury’s Life of Turner, where Paul Sandby is described ...
This image comes from a hymn to the Jinas bound together in an 18th-century manuscript, in old Gujarati, of the 'Sukasat...
The second view of Dovedale in Thomas Smith’s print series: Eight Prospects Taken in the Mountainous Parts of Derbyshire...
Sir Robert Cotton (1570-1631) deserves attention as the former owner of two of the four surviving copies of the 1215 Mag...
This instrument is a scold’s bridle or ‘branks’ used to hurt and humiliate women whose speech or behaviour was thought t...
This is the frontispiece to William Stukeley’s ground-breaking archaeological study of the Avebury stone circles. His bo...