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  • A Good Christmas Box, a collection of carols

    Book

    This small book, A Good Christmas Box, contains a selection of Christmas carols. It was published in 1847 by G Walters...

  • A plea for Ragged Schools

    Pamphlet

    Thomas Guthrie, the author of this pamphlet, established the Ragged School movement in Scotland. A Plea for Ragged Scho...

  • 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 ...

  • Anonymous review of Jane Eyre

    Periodical

    This is an unsigned review of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre from an American women’s magazine, The Mirror of Literature, ...

  • 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...

  • Broadside about the execution of Catherine Foster

    Broadside, Ephemera

    By the mid-19th century public executions were relatively uncommon spectacles. Only murderers received the death penalt...

  • 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...

  • Collection of rules for Buddhist nuns

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1846–1853

    This Pāli text, inscribed on lacquered and gilded palm leaf, contains a list of rules for the disciplines of monks and n...

  • 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...

  • Consuelo by George Sand

    Book, Yellow back, Illustration, Image

    This edition of George Sand's novel Consuelo was part of the first successful series of fiction reprints in paper boards...

  • 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...