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  • A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    Edward Lear’s A Book of Nonsense was first published in 1846 under the pseudonym ‘Derry down Derry’. The limericks and i...

  • A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson, 1832–1898) made his name with his Alice books in the 1860s, but also wrote on popular ma...

  • A third century fragment from Gospel of Thomas

    Papyrus

    Unearthed in the rubbish tips of the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, south of Cairo, this fragment from a papyrus...

  • Advertisement for Saklatvala's political campaign...

    Newspaper, Advertisement

    This campaign leaflet for Shapurji Saklatvala was distributed in 1931 and features details of his campaigns, as well as...

  • Aesop’s Fables

    Printed book

    Believed to have been a slave in Ancient Greece, little is known for certain about the life of Aesop. The stories attrib...

  • Aesop's Fables illustrated by John Tenniel, 1848

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    Lewis Carroll was so impressed by John Tenniel’s animated illustrations for this edition of Æsop’s Fables, published in ...

  • 'Alice's Adventures Under Ground', the original ma...

    Manuscript, Fair copy, Artwork, Image

    Reverend Charles Dodgson was a mathematics tutor at Christ Church, Oxford in 1856 when he first met Alice Liddell and he...

  • Alphonso Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Parchment Codex

    This manuscript was begun for Prince Alphonso (b. 1273, d. 1284), son of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, who was betrot...

  • Armenian Prayer Scroll

    Scroll, Manuscript

    Armenian Prayer Scroll

  • Article about Gandhi in England from The Illustrat...

    Periodical, Photograph, Image

    This collage from the Illustrated London News  centres around the visit made by Mahatma Gandhi to Britain in 1931. The p...

  • Askew Gospel Book

    Manuscript

    This 12th-century Gospel book (now divided into two volumes) was copied by the monk Gregory. A note at the end of the se...

  • Bedford Hours

    Manuscript

    A lavishly illuminated Book of Hours, gifted to Henry VI by the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. The Bedford Hours is regar...

  • Bible of William of Devon

    Manuscript

    Made in England around the middle of the 13th century, this grand illustrated manuscript includes the entire Bible in on...

  • Black Beauty

    Printed book, Children's book

    Anna Sewell’s novel, told in the voice of Black Beauty himself, was first published just before Christmas 1877. Original...

  • Charles d'Orleans, Poetry

    Manuscript

    Charles d’Orleans (d. 1465), cousin of the French king, was captured at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and spent 25 yea...