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Image, Manuscript, Illustration
This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the...
Manuscript, Letter, Image, Illustration
Tristram Shandy caused a sensation almost as soon as the first two volumes were published in December 1759. The author ...
Giuseppe Vasi's Delle magnificenze di Roma antica e moderna
Book, Octavo, Manuscript annotation, Image, Illustration, Engraving
Laurence Sterne’s innovative novel, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, was written and printed over ei...
During the 1760s, James MacPherson published a series of works purporting to be translated from collected fragments of t...
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...
Paper folding book, Manuscript
The image shows illustrations of birds and other small forest animals accompanying a Buddhist text in Khom (Khmer) scrip...
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...
This intriguing portrait of Laurence Sterne was made in 1760, soon after the first two volumes of Tristram Shandy were...
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 bird’s-eye view of Guangzhou (Canton) (circa 1770) is an export painting designed with the European merchant in min...