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  • 13th-century English Book of Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: Late 18th century

    An early Book of Hours from England. Popular in the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, Books of Hours were pra...

  • A declaration of the rights of Englishmen

    Pamphlet

    Even among liberal and reform-minded politicians, the notion of true ‘democracy’ in late 18th-century British politics w...

  • A depiction of Sri Saraswati, goddess of learning...

    Illustration, Image Created date: c. late 18th or early 19th century

    This image comes from a Book of Divination containing small paintings accompanied by verses describing the consequences,...

  • A journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudsons B...

    Illustration, Printed Book

    This illustration is of Athapuscow (now Athabasca) Lake, which Hearne discovered in 1771. Its name is of Cree origin and...

  • A Treatise on Carriages

    Book, Illustration, Image

    A Treatise on Carriages is an illustrated guide to horse-drawn carriages by London-based coachmaker William Felton. Fel...

  • A view looking up the River Thames to Richmond Bri...

    Aquatint, Etching, Hand-Colouring, View

    In Francis Jukes’s aquatint from the King’s Topographical Collection, an elegantly dressed family enjoys the view of the...

  • Account of a London Corresponding Society meeting

    Pamphlet

    In the wake of the French Revolution, demands for political reform in Britain remained moderate. Reform organisations, s...

  • 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...

  • Broadside on 'Death and the lady'

    Broadside, Image

    Dialogue between Death and its victims had been a common subject for popular culture throughout Europe since the 14th ce...

  • Burton Lazars, N.W.

    Engraving, View

    This view of St James’ Church at Burton Lazars, Leicestershire, was one of the illustrations for John Nichols’ The Histo...

  • Correspondence between Frances Burney and the publ...

    Manuscript, Letter Created date: 1770‒1838

    When Frances Burney (1752–1840) first published her novel Evelina, she did so in strictest secrecy, concealing both her...

  • Dastan-i Mirac

    Manuscript Created date: late 18th–early 19th century

    The Dastan- ı Miraç, is the story of the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) ascent to heaven. The text is recited in many ...

  • 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...

  • Druidical Remain on Carn Brea Hill

    Watercolour Created date: about 1790-1839

    John Skinner was a troubled individual who sought solace in the pursuit of antiquarianism, linguistic research and diary...