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  • Album of Baha’i calligraphy

    Manuscript Created date: early 19th – early 20th century

    An album of Baha’i calligraphy including childhood calligraphic exercises by Baha’u’llah and tablets by Baha’u’llah copi...

  • American abolitionist literature magazine

    Periodical, Illustration, Image

    From 1839 to 1858, a group of female abolitionists from Boston, Massachusetts, edited and published The Liberty Bell, a ...

  • An Illustration of the Monastic History of St. Edm...

    Book

    Richard Yates was a clergyman, antiquary and native of Bury St Edmunds. His father had served as custodian of Bury’s Abb...

  • Banarasa-vilasa, Jain religious poetry

    Manuscript Created date: 19th century

    An anthology of Jain Digambara religious poetry. What is the manuscript? The Banārasī-vilāsa is a collection of philoso...

  • Buddhist texts and Ten Birth Tales

    Paper folding book, Manuscript Created date: 1800-1870

    The image shows a scene with horses and deer from Buddha’s last birth tale, Vessantara Jātaka, showing Prince Vessantara...

  • Coleridge's notes on Measure for Measure

    Book, Duodecimo, Engraving, Illustration, Image, Manuscript annotation Created date: early 19th century [Coleridge's manuscript notes]

    The poet and literary critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) regarded Measure for Measure as ‘the most painful’ or ‘...

  • Collection of rules for Buddhist monks

    Manuscript Created date: 19th century

    This palm leaf manuscript contains Bhikkhu Patimokkha and Bhikkhuni Patimokkha (rules to be obeyed in communities of mon...

  • Coloured illustrations of Buddhist heavens and hel...

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Image Created date: 19th century

    A folding book manuscript in 59 folds made in Upper Burma. It has tooled leather covers with paper labels dated Manadala...

  • Comic song about the workhouse

    Musical score, Illustration, Image

    Charles Dickens’s (1812-1870) novel Oliver Twist, first published fully in 1838, portrayed the misery of workhouse life,...

  • Depiction of a procession during the Buddhist Thad...

    Manuscript, Paper folding book Created date: 19th century

    A 19th-century Burmese folding book manuscript. What does it show? This manuscript contains images of eight festivals in...

  • Drawings by Ernest Jones, Chartist

    Manuscript, Notebook, Sketchbook, Artwork, Image Created date: estimated 1843-53

    Imprisoned in 1848 for seditious behaviour, Ernest Jones drew this nightmarish vision of ‘The English Town’ which he con...

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'The Cry of the Child...

    Periodical

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's influential poem 'The Cry of the Children' was written in response to the dire state of chi...

  • Examples of Decorative Tiles

    Coloured Lithograph

    Examples of Decorative Tiles was a pioneering study by John Gough Nichols. It contains reproductions of medieval floor t...

  • Extracts from the Tipitaka

    Paper folding book, Manuscript Created date: 19th century

    An 19th-century funeral or commemoration book. About the manuscript This Thai folding book (samut khoi) made from mul...

  • First edition of A Christmas Carol

    Book, Illustration, Image

    A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, to give the work its full title, was the first, and the mo...