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  • 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...

  • Appreciation of Tristram Shandy by Cambridge gradu...

    Manuscript, Letter, Image, Illustration Created date: 1760–1789

    Tristram Shandy caused a sensation almost as soon as the first two volumes were published in December 1759. The author ...

  • 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...

  • Collected Tantras of the Ancient Tradition

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1755

    A copy of the Collected Tantras of the Ancients. What is the Collected Tantras of the Ancients? The Tibetan Buddhist ‘S...

  • Delle magnificenze di Roma antica e moderna

    Engraving, View

    Giuseppe Vasi's Delle magnificenze di Roma antica e moderna

  • 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...

  • Dharanis transcribed in Manchu, Chinese, Mongolian...

    Woodblock printed sheet Created date: 1758–1773

    A multi-volume anthology of dhāraṇīs, transliterated in Manchu, Chinese, Mongolian and Tibetan. The Anthology The Qing...

  • First edition of The Life and Opinions of Tristram...

    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...

  • Fragments of Ossian, an invented early Scots epic...

    Book

    During the 1760s, James MacPherson published a series of works purporting to be translated from collected fragments of t...

  • 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...

  • Mahabuddhaguna and other Buddhist texts

    Paper folding book, Manuscript Created date: 1750–1800

    An 18th-century manuscript from Thailand, outlining the virtues of the Buddha. The manuscript The manuscript from centr...

  • 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 ...