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Works: 10,400 works in 17,627 publications in 3 languages and 164,573 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Maps  Biography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Periodicals  Bibliography  Sources  Comparative studies 
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Classifications: N5963, 709.02
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The image of the world : 20 centuries of world maps by Peter Whitfield( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
Examines the history of world mapmaking through 70 outstanding individual examples, discussing the maps and their makers in relation to their age and placing them within the context of the wider history of ideas
Early medieval art, with illustrations from the British Museum and British Library collections by Ernst Kitzinger( Book )
15 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
Medieval dress & fashion by Margaret Scott( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 782 libraries worldwide
"As dress historian Margaret Scott demonstrates in this book, manuscripts provide a window on to the changing fashions and dress of the medieval world, and she unravels the messages about rank, aspirations, beliefs and occupations encoded in the images. Her authoritative text is accompanied by illustrations showing the range of dress styles worn in the Middle Ages in England and much of Europe, and across the social classes from princes to paupers. One can clearly see the elaborate dress style of the monarchy and aristocracy, often richly patterned and adorned with jewels and fur, reflecting the status of the wearer or patron. But the author also explores the dress of other classes and occupations, which provides equally important information about everyday life and times in the Middle Ages, such as the patterns of work, the climate and the functional uses of clothing." "Medieval Dress and Fashion is a historical resource that will prove invaluable to art historians, costume designers and all those interested in this colourful period."--Jacket
Resource description & access : RDA by Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA( Continually Updated Resource )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
Full text print version of RDA offers a snapshot that serves as an offline access point to RDA. Contains the content of RDA pulled from the RDA Toolkit database
The print in Germany, 1880-1933 : the age of expressionism : prints from the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum by Frances Carey( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 705 libraries worldwide
The Golden age of Anglo-Saxon art, 966-1066 by Janet Backhouse( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Renaissance painting in manuscripts : treasures from the British Library by Janet Backhouse( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 libraries worldwide
The illuminated page : ten centuries of manuscript painting in the British Library by Janet Backhouse( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 682 libraries worldwide
The British Library boasts the world's finest collection of medieval manuscripts, due largely to the interest and enterprise of individual bibliophiles and connoisseurs over several centuries whose libraries have made their way, by a variety of routes, into the national collection. The manuscripts featured in this book range in date from the 7th to the 17th century, embrace both devotional and secular material, and span a geographical area bounded by the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in the east and the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria in the north-west. Some of them, such as the Luttrell Psalter or the Bedford Hours, are already well-known but the majority remain unfamiliar to the general public. Most of the subjects chosen are reproduced here in colour for the first time
Evolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English language by David Crystal( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 631 libraries worldwide
English is spoken or written today by one-third of the world's population--an unprecedented achievement for a language. How has this situation come about? And what happens to a language when it is used by so many? In this illustrated history David Crystal charts the development of the language from the earliest runic inscriptions in Old English, through the emergence of a standard variety of English between 1400 and 1800, to the most modern forms of the language in 'concrete' and 'text' poetry. In telling the story he draws on examples from English in its various guises and uses from our everyday English to English in the workplace and English used as a medium of playful and literary expression. The regional and international varieties of English are also considered. This book shows us where language is now, where it has been, and perhaps most important of all where it is heading, for the new varieties of the language appearing in world literature and on the Internet show that this is a story which is by no means over
Treasures of the British Library by Nicolas Barker( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
The British inheritance : a treasury of historic documents by Elizabeth M Hallam( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Sacred : books of the three faiths : Judaism, Christianity, Islam by Karen Armstrong( Book )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Sacred is the lush official catalog of the groundbreaking British Library exhibit bearing the same name, which presents many of the worldʹs most beautiful religious texts for the first time. Illustrations from rare and exquisite examples of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sacred texts from the Libraryʹs collections, along with unique treasures on loan from other institutions, are showcased and accompanied by essays from three of todayʹs leading religious scholars that explore aspects of the three faiths, including their historical development and contemporary meaning. Stunning full-color illustrations of many previously unreproduced manuscripts from the shared history of the three major religions are paired and brought into compellingly modern context by perceptive writers on religion such as Karen Armstrong, Everett Fox, Frank Peters, and Kathleen Doyle. -- Description from http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca (May 10, 2012)
Sing a song for sixpence : the English picture book tradition and Randolph Caldecott by Brian Alderson( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
To commemorate the centenary of the death of the artist and illustrator Randolph Caldecott, Brian Alderson, noted historian of children's literature and children's book editor of The Times, has prepared for the British Library an exhibition designed to pay tribute to Caldecott's skills as a creator of picture books, which will run from October 1986. This book, incorporating a catalogue of the exhibition, with its many illustrations in colour and black and white, both demonstrates Caldecott's genius and provides a brief critical history of an important area of children's book publishing. Comedy, storytelling and graphic exuberance are all part of the great tradition of book illustration that runs from Hogarth and Rowlandson down to the present day, and Caldecott's special genius was to have embodied these qualities in the subjects he chose. Together with an appraisal of those who influenced Caldecott and the effect he had on later generations of illustrators, Brian Alderson explains the relationship between pictures and text, techniques (wood-cuts, wood-engraving, intaglio printing), the effect of industrialisation on the picture book and the subsequent development of book illustration
Persian miniature painting and its influence on the art of Turkey and India : the British Library collections by Norah M Titley( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Mary Shelley by Martin Garrett( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
A biography of the nineteenth-century English writer who at the age of nineteen wrote the classic horror novel "Frankenstein."
The counties of Britain : a Tudor atlas by John Speed( Map )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Signatures: pi, A-Z 2A4, A-R, S4. Includes: A prospect of the most famous parts of the vvorld, with separate title page and register. "New England ... Barbados, 239" connected in twos by curly brackets. "The empire .. respective descriptions" connected by one curly bracket. Imperfect; some pages have faded print with some loss of text. Reproduction of the original in the British Library. (marc) 99832962. (stc) Wing (2nd ed.) S4879. (vid) 37437. (DLPS) A61047.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A61047.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Atlases, British -- Early works to 1800. Great Britain -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800. Great Britain -- Maps -- Early works to 1800. America -- Maps, Pictorial -- Early works to 1800. America -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800
Journal of conservation & museum studies ( file )
in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Features the "Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies," published by the University College London Institute of Archaeology in England. The journal contains papers and articles from conservation and museum studies students. Includes an archive of past issues, highlights from the current issue, and submission guidelines
The image in print : book illustration in late medieval England and its sources by Martha W Driver( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
"Martha Driver here invites us to consider evidence for a new social history of book illustration as constructed from the study of the woodcut, principally as it was used in books printed in England by Wynkyn de Worde and his successors. Her central focus is on the physical evidence provided by illustrations in incunabula and early-sixteenth-century printed books. Among the subjects under consideration are reading and the development of literacy, and the central role of woodcuts in that process. In addition to promoting the self-education of their readers, illustrated printed books acted as agents of religious, social, and political change as the Middle Ages closed and the Reformation tightened its grip on western Europe. Religious devotion, marriage, work, and everyday life feature in the arresting images that illustrate the text."--Jacket
Breaking the mould : the first hundred years of lithography by Michael Twyman( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
A new index of Middle English verse by Julia Boffey( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
 
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