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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...
Manuscript Created date: 19th century
An anthology of Jain Digambara religious poetry. What is the manuscript? The Banārasī-vilāsa is a collection of philoso...
Book, Yellow back, Illustration, Image
Ward & Lock closely followed Routledge as the most prolific publisher of yellowbacks, producing series such as the Run a...
Printed Catalogue Created date: 1863-1870
This catalogue was compiled and printed from 1863 by the Bengal Library under despatch of the Secretary of State. It rec...
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...
Letter Created date: 1866
Charles Darwin (1809 - 82) was a naturalist who developed the theory of evolution by natural selection which was publish...
Manuscript Created date: estimated 1850-70
This is an original sketch by Charles Dickens for a reading desk, which was created for his famous reading tours. In the...
Card, Illustration, Image Created date: c. 19th century
Sir Henry Cole devised the first Christmas card in 1843, but it wasn’t until the 1880s that festive cards were mass prod...
Manuscript Created date: 19th century
This palm leaf manuscript contains Bhikkhu Patimokkha and Bhikkhuni Patimokkha (rules to be obeyed in communities of mon...
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...
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...
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...
The Principles of Biology by Herbert Spencer (1864) looked at biology in terms of themes, such as Function, Adaptation a...
Cloth, Painting Created date: 19th century
A superb example of the Odisha tradition of painting on cloth (patha chitra). What is depicted in it? This painting fea...
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...