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  • 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 Created date: c. 18th century

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

  • Bhagavad Gita, 18th century

    Manuscript Created date: 18th century

    A finely illustrated manuscript version of the Bhagavad Gītā, one of the most inspiring expressions of Hindu spiritualit...

  • David Garrick as Richard III, by William Hogarth

    Painting, Artwork, Image Created date: c. 1745

    David Garrick (1717–1779) was a hugely influential British actor, playwright and theatre manager. He rose to fame after ...

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript Created date: 18th century

    An illustrated version of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glorification of the Goddess’), describing the Goddess Durgā’s battle agai...

  • Directions to Servants by Jonathan Swift

    Book, Octavo

    Directions to Servants in General is a satirical parody of the conduct book genre by Jonathan Swift. It was written in t...

  • 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...

  • Early 18th century Ottoman munseat

    Manuscript Created date: Early 18th century

    The İnşā’-i a‘là belongs to a common genre of literature in the Ottoman Empire called münşeat. These works includ...

  • Haftarot for Passover

    Manuscript Created date: 1700–1799

    The manuscript contains Haftarot (singular Haftarah) for the Passover festival. What is Haftarah? Haftarah is a selected...

  • Jain diagram Two and a Half Continents, Adhai-dvip...

    Manuscript, Map Created date: 18th century

    Jains believe the universe is divided in three worlds: the heavens, the middle world and the hells. This is a traditiona...

  • Jewish marriage-ring

    Object Created date: 16th–19th century

    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 Created date: 1736–1760

    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 Created date: 1731-1809

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

  • Polyglot Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 1600–1799

    A Hebrew psalm-book with parallel Greek, Latin and English translations. What are Psalms? The Book of Psalms (in Hebrew...

  • Register of circumcisions

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1700–1799

    An 18th-century registry of circumcisions, including instructions for the service. Circumcision in Judaism Circumcision...