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Book, Children's book
The most prominent publisher of books for children in the 18th century was John Newbery, who was based at ‘the sign of t...
Book, Illustration, Image
William Blake made these engravings for John Stedman’s book about his experiences working on the slave-worked plantation...
L’Encyclopédie published by Denis Diderot and Jean D’Alembert between 1751 and 1772, set out to systematically do...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 23 December 1796
This letter was written by William Blake to George Cumberland, a lifelong friend and supporter of the poet. Cumberland i...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 18-19 December 1808
These letters show something of the business side of William Blake’s life. By 1803 he had realised he was unlikely ever ...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 16 August 1799, 23 August 1799, 26 August 1799
I feel that a man may be happy in this world, and I know that this world is a world of imagination and vision. I see ev...
Manuscript, Artwork, Image Created date: 1797
In the late 1790s, William Blake began work on an epic poem, originally titled Vala. It was a lengthy exposition of the ...
This map gives an idea of the degree of urbanisation in Lambeth at the end of the 18th century. The road where Catherin...
Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–97) wrote Original Stories from Real Life to provide a model for teachers and pupils which wou...
Book, Manuscript annotation Created date: manuscript notes undated
As a dissenter from the established church, William Blake was in the 1780s drawn to the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg,...
Book, Illustration, Image, Facsimile
William Blake was an artist, poet, mystic, visionary and radical thinker. Working at a time of great social and politica...