Collection items

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  • A new plan of the town of Nottingham, 1744

    Map, Print

    This map, with accompanying topographical vignettes, was published in 1744 and provides an insight into the layout and a...

  • A Perspective View of Vaux Hall Gardens

    Print, Image

    The history of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens can be traced back to the mid 17th century, when (as the New Spring Gardens) th...

  • Advertisements for TiddyDoll the famous ‘Gingerbre...

    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...

  • An illustration of Ganesh

    Image, Manuscript, Illustration

    This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the...

  • Dutch Baroque gardens

    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...

  • Jewish marriage-ring

    Object

    This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...

  • Laurence Sterne's holy orders

    Manuscript

    The first volumes of Tristram Shandy were printed anonymously in York in 1759, but it soon emerged that the writer of t...

  • Oxford

    Watercolour, View

    This watercolour was used as an extra-illustration to Walter Thornbury’s Life of Turner, where Paul Sandby is described ...

  • Parasvanath from Seventy Tales of the Parrot

    Manuscript

    This image comes from a hymn to the Jinas bound together in an 18th-century manuscript, in old Gujarati, of the 'Sukasat...

  • Plan of Exeter

    Etching, Engraving, Map

    Held in the King’s Topographical Collection, Rocque's 1744 plan of Exeter shows the land-use of the surrounding rural ar...

  • Reproduction of bust of Sir Robert Cotton

    Object

    Sir Robert Cotton (1570-1631) deserves attention as the former owner of two of the four surviving copies of the 1215 Mag...

  • Scold's bridle

    Object

    This instrument is a scold’s bridle or ‘branks’ used to hurt and humiliate women whose speech or behaviour was thought t...

  • The City Guide or a Pocket Map of London

    Engraving, Map

    A table of fares for Hackney Coaches and Thames ferries appears at top right and bottom centre of this Crace Collection...

  • Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book

    Chapbook, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    This is the earliest surviving collection of nursery rhymes. There is evidence that Volumes I and II were advertised for...

  • View of the market place of the town of Nottingham

    Pen and ink, Wash, View

    A View of Nottingham's Market Place by Thomas Sandby