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Background imageBooks Collection: The Bookworm, 1850

The Bookworm, 1850. Found in the collection of Museum Georg Schafer, Schweinfurt

Background imageBooks Collection: Wet Winter Evening and a Book Lover in Bloomsbury, c1935. Creator: Fincham

Wet Winter Evening and a Book Lover in Bloomsbury, c1935. Creator: Fincham
Wet Winter Evening and a Book Lover in Bloomsbury, c1935. Shelves of books outside a shop in central London. From " Wonderful London, Volume 2", edited by Arthur St John Adcock

Background imageBooks Collection: The Lawyer's Office, 1628. Creator: Pieter de Bloot

The Lawyer's Office, 1628. Creator: Pieter de Bloot
The Lawyer's Office, 1628

Background imageBooks Collection: Reading Room of the Great Library at the British Museum seen from the Entrance, c1935

Reading Room of the Great Library at the British Museum seen from the Entrance, c1935. The circular Reading Room of the British Museum in central London was designed by Sydney Smirke (1798-1877)

Background imageBooks Collection: The Tax Collectors, 1520s. Artist: Massys, Quentin (1466?1530)

The Tax Collectors, 1520s. Artist: Massys, Quentin (1466?1530)
The Tax Collectors, 1520s. Found in the collection of the Liechtenstein Museum

Background imageBooks Collection: Young Man Writing. Artist: Meissonier, Ernest Jean Louis (1815-1891)

Young Man Writing. Artist: Meissonier, Ernest Jean Louis (1815-1891)
Young Man Writing. Found in the collection of Louvre, Paris

Background imageBooks Collection: ReneDescartes. Creator: Unknown

ReneDescartes. Creator: Unknown
Rene Descartes

Background imageBooks Collection: Rabbi Hertz, (1913?). Creators: Bain News Service, George Graham Bain

Rabbi Hertz, (1913?). Creators: Bain News Service, George Graham Bain
Rabbi Hertz, (1913?). Shows Rabbi Dr Joseph Herman Hertz (1872-1946), who was elected Chief Rabbi of the British Empire in 1913

Background imageBooks Collection: N.Y. school - Italians, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

N.Y. school - Italians, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
N.Y. school - Italians, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageBooks Collection: Renato Zanelli, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Renato Zanelli, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Renato Zanelli, between c1915 and c1920. Shows Chilean opera singer Renato Zanelli (1892-1935) with books

Background imageBooks Collection: 'Monks Illuminating in a Convent at Valladolid, Spain, ' by T. R. Macquoid... 1869

"Monks Illuminating in a Convent at Valladolid, Spain, " by T. R. Macquoid... 1869. Creator: W Palmer
"Monks Illuminating in a Convent at Valladolid, Spain, " by T. R. Macquoid, in the General Exhibition of Water-Colour Drawings, 1869

Background imageBooks Collection: Corner of a Library, 1711. Creator: Jan van der Heyden

Corner of a Library, 1711. Creator: Jan van der Heyden
Corner of a Library, 1711. An interior set against a plain wall with a bookcase to one side on which are neatly arranged volumes in perfect order

Background imageBooks Collection: Books, Mug, Pipe and Violin, 1880. Creator: John Frederick Peto

Books, Mug, Pipe and Violin, 1880. Creator: John Frederick Peto
Books, Mug, Pipe and Violin, 1880

Background imageBooks Collection: Lord Palmerston's study at Broadlands, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Lord Palmerston's study at Broadlands, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Lord Palmerston's study at Broadlands, 1865. Interior of the home of British politician Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, at Romsey in Hampshire

Background imageBooks Collection: Opening of the Birmingham Central Free Library, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Opening of the Birmingham Central Free Library, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Opening of the Birmingham Central Free Library, 1865. The Central Free Library (the second institution of this kind established, under Mr)

Background imageBooks Collection: Scene from 'David Garrick, ' at the Haymarket Theatre: Garrick...[and] Ada Ingot... 1864

Scene from "David Garrick, " at the Haymarket Theatre: Garrick...[and] Ada Ingot... 1864. Creator: Unknown
Scene from "David Garrick, " at the Haymarket Theatre: Garrick (Mr. Sothern) entreating Ada Ingot (Miss Moore) to return to her father, 1864. London stage production

Background imageBooks Collection: The Ambassadors from Madagascar, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Ambassadors from Madagascar, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Ambassadors from Madagascar, 1864. Engraving from carte-de-visite photographs by M. Chambay. Their Excellencies Rainandrianandraina and Rainiferingia

Background imageBooks Collection: Christmas Story-telling - drawn by J. E. Millais, 1862. Creator: Dalziel Brothers

Christmas Story-telling - drawn by J. E. Millais, 1862. Creator: Dalziel Brothers
Christmas Story-telling - drawn by J. E. Millais, 1862. Victorian family entertainment. From "Illustrated London News", 1862

Background imageBooks Collection: The moneylenders, c.1520. Creator: Massys, Quentin

The moneylenders, c.1520. Creator: Massys, Quentin
The moneylenders, c.1520. Found in the Collection of the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Rom

Background imageBooks Collection: Farmers pay tithes, Early 18th century. Creator: Bossche, Balthasar van den (1681-1715)

Farmers pay tithes, Early 18th century. Creator: Bossche, Balthasar van den (1681-1715)
Farmers pay tithes, Early 18th century. Private Collection

Background imageBooks Collection: Views of Merton College, Oxford: the Library, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Views of Merton College, Oxford: the Library, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Views of Merton College, Oxford: the Library, 1864. Two sides of [the Mob Quadrangle] are occupied by the Library, built by William Rede, Fellow of the college in 1319

Background imageBooks Collection: The Bishops of the Five Dioceses of the United Church of England and Ireland in Canada, 1862

The Bishops of the Five Dioceses of the United Church of England and Ireland in Canada, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Bishops of the Five Dioceses of the United Church of England and Ireland in Canada, 1862. We have just received excellent photographs, taken by Mr

Background imageBooks Collection: A Pictorial: the Word, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

A Pictorial: the Word, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
A Pictorial: the Word, 1864. Christmas entertainment. From "Illustrated London News", 1864

Background imageBooks Collection: The geography lesson, c.1750-1752. Creator: Longhi, Pietro (1701-1785)

The geography lesson, c.1750-1752. Creator: Longhi, Pietro (1701-1785)
The geography lesson, c.1750-1752. Found in the Collection of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia

Background imageBooks Collection: The Four Evangelists, from c.1616 until 1624. Creator: Pieter Soutman

The Four Evangelists, from c.1616 until 1624. Creator: Pieter Soutman
The Four Evangelists, from c.1616 until 1624. The Evangelists are seated together at a table, each engaged in the writing of his Gospel. Matthew's attribute is an angel, Mark's a lion

Background imageBooks Collection: A Boys School, 1597-1658. Creator: Francis Cleyn

A Boys School, 1597-1658. Creator: Francis Cleyn
A Boys School, 1597-1658

Background imageBooks Collection: Calliope, 1592. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius

Calliope, 1592. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius
Calliope, 1592. From The Nine Muses, pl. 1

Background imageBooks Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Aldous Huxley, 1950s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Aldous Huxley, 1950s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Aldous Huxley, 1950s, (2023). English writer and philosopher Huxley (1894-1963) wrote novels and non-fiction works, as well as essays, narratives, and poems

Background imageBooks Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Aldous Huxley, 1950s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Aldous Huxley, 1950s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Aldous Huxley, 1950s, (2023). English writer and philosopher Huxley (1894-1963) wrote novels and non-fiction works, as well as essays, narratives, and poems

Background imageBooks Collection: 'Going to School' by Mdlle. J. Bole, from a photograph by Messrs. Goupil and Co. 1876

"Going to School" by Mdlle. J. Bole, from a photograph by Messrs. Goupil and Co. 1876. Creator: Unknown
"Going to School" by Mdlle. J. Bole, from a photograph by Messrs. Goupil and Co. 1876. The young village maiden of France or Belgium who is demurely walking to the seminary of daily tuition

Background imageBooks Collection: King Charles XI's upbringing. Allegory, 1668. Creator: David Klocker Ehrenstrahl

King Charles XI's upbringing. Allegory, 1668. Creator: David Klocker Ehrenstrahl
King Charles XI's upbringing. Allegory, 1668

Background imageBooks Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Christopher Columbus, 1490s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Christopher Columbus, 1490s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Christopher Columbus, 1490s, (2023). Columbus (1451-1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator and colonist who was sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs of Spain

Background imageBooks Collection: AI IMAGE - Bram Stoker reading in a Victorian library, 1890s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Bram Stoker reading in a Victorian library, 1890s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Bram Stoker reading in a Victorian library, 1890s, (2023). Irish author Abraham Stoker (1847-1912) wrote the Gothic horror novel Dracula which was published in 1897

Background imageBooks Collection: St Jerome. Creators: Cesare da Sesto, Cesare Bernazzano

St Jerome. Creators: Cesare da Sesto, Cesare Bernazzano
St Jerome, Unknown date

Background imageBooks Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Friedrich Engels studying, late 19th century, (2023)

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Friedrich Engels studying, late 19th century, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Friedrich Engels studying, late 19th century, (2023). Engels (1820-1895) was a German socialist, and collaborator and supporter of Karl Marx

Background imageBooks Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Karl Marx studying, 1870s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Karl Marx studying, 1870s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Karl Marx studying, 1870s, (2023). German-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, historian, sociologist, journalist

Background imageBooks Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Karl Marx studying, 1870s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Karl Marx studying, 1870s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Karl Marx studying, 1870s, (2023). German-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, historian, sociologist, journalist

Background imageBooks Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Karl Marx studying, 1870s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Karl Marx studying, 1870s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Karl Marx studying, 1870s, (2023). German-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, historian, sociologist, journalist

Background imageBooks Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Charles Darwin, 1870s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Charles Darwin, 1870s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Charles Darwin, 1870s, (2023). English naturalist, geologist and biologist, is best known for his contributions to the science of evolution

Background imageBooks Collection: The Scholars, 1798. Creator: Abraham Delfos

The Scholars, 1798. Creator: Abraham Delfos
The Scholars, 1798

Background imageBooks Collection: The Empress Eugenie in Sir Walter Scott's study at Abbotsford, 1860. Creator: Unknown

The Empress Eugenie in Sir Walter Scott's study at Abbotsford, 1860. Creator: Unknown
The Empress Eugenie in Sir Walter Scott's study at Abbotsford, 1860. Whilst the Empress was in Scotland she visited Abbotsford

Background imageBooks Collection: 'Don Quixote in his Study' - from a painting by Schrödter, 1860. Creator: W Thomas

"Don Quixote in his Study" - from a painting by Schrödter, 1860. Creator: W Thomas
"Don Quixote in his Study" - from a painting by Schrodter, 1860. M. Schrodter's...influence upon the arts of his country will, doubtless, be considerable

Background imageBooks Collection: Eleanor Rigby, Printed c.1910. Creators: David Octavius Hill, Robert Adamson

Eleanor Rigby, Printed c.1910. Creators: David Octavius Hill, Robert Adamson
Eleanor Rigby, Printed c.1910

Background imageBooks Collection: Monsieur, pardon si je vous gêne un peu... 1844. Creator: Honore Daumier

Monsieur, pardon si je vous gêne un peu... 1844. Creator: Honore Daumier
Monsieur, pardon si je vous gene un peu... 1844. - Monsieur, pardon si je vous gene un peu...mais vous comprenez qu'ecrivant en ce moment un roman nouveau

Background imageBooks Collection: The Sleeping Student, 1663. Creator: Constantyn Verhout

The Sleeping Student, 1663. Creator: Constantyn Verhout
The Sleeping Student, 1663

Background imageBooks Collection: Portrait of young student ('The Student'), mid-17th century. Creator: Samuel van Hoogstraten

Portrait of young student ('The Student'), mid-17th century. Creator: Samuel van Hoogstraten
Portrait of young student ('The Student'), mid-17th century. Attributed to Samuel van Hoogstraten

Background imageBooks Collection: Polyhymia, 1592. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius

Polyhymia, 1592. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius
Polyhymia, 1592. From The Nine Muses, pl. 8

Background imageBooks Collection: Clio, 1592. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius

Clio, 1592. Creator: Hendrik Goltzius
Clio, 1592. From The Nine Muses, pl. 4



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