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  • Account about opening King John's tomb

    Report, Book

    In 1797 the tomb of King John at Worcester Cathedral was opened at the prompting of the engraver Valentine Green (1739–1...

  • 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...

  • Bewick's The History of British Birds

    Book, Illustration, Image

    The History of British Birds is the best-known work of Thomas Bewick, an 18th-century wood engraver famed for his finel...

  • 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...

  • Bref under resor i Sverige (1797)

    Book Created date: 1797

    Jonas Carl Linnerhielm (1758–1829) has been celebrated as ‘the first Swedish tourist’, and as one of the first figures t...

  • 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...

  • Conduct book for women

    Book

    An Enquiry into the Duties of the Female Sex is a religious conduct manual by Thomas Gisborne (1758–1846), aimed mainly ...

  • 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...

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Book, Illustration, Image

    This is the first volume of a 1797 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, a general-knowledge encyclopaedia arranged a...

  • Gallery of Fashion

    Book, Print, Image

    The Gallery of Fashion is one of the earliest fashion magazines, and among the most famous of the Regency period. It was...

  • 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...

  • Handkerchief depicting the signing of Magna Carta

    Object Created date: 1785 - 1800

    This handkerchief, made towards the end of the 18th century and measuring a vast 690 × 760 mm (27 × 30 in.), reputedly c...