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Harry Potter : a journey through A history of magic by British Library( Book )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complementing the British Library exhibit, provides an overview of the Hogwarts curriculum, covering thousands of years of magic history and displaying artifacts released from the Library's archives, previously-unseen materials, and items from throughout the world
The image of the world : 20 centuries of world maps by Peter Whitfield( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member 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
Medieval dress & fashion by Margaret Scott( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member 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
The image in print : book illustration in late medieval England and its sources by Martha W Driver( )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member 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
Renaissance painting in manuscripts : treasures from the British Library by British Library( Book )

18 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Golden age of Anglo-Saxon art, 966-1066( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking the mould : the first hundred years of lithography by Michael Twyman( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new index of Middle English verse by Julia Boffey( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

15 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lines in the ice : exploring the roof of the world by Philip J Hatfield( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 2014 discovery of the HMS Erebus--a ship lost during Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage--reignited popular, economic, and political interest in the Arctic's exploration, history, anthropology, and historical geography. Lines in the Ice investigates the allure of the North through topographical views, maps, explorers' diaries, and historic photographs."--
Early medieval art, with illustrations from the British Museum and British Library collections by Ernst Kitzinger( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandria( )

in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English language by David Crystal( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member 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
Medieval woman's guide to health : the first English gynecological handbook : Middle English text by Beryl Rowland( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This early fifteenth-century treatise on obstetrics and gynecology is a landmark both in the history of medicine and the history of women."--Inside front cover
The polished cornerstone of the temple : queenly libraries of the Enlightenment by María Luisa López-Vidriero( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Panizzi Lectures given in the British Library in November 2004, this book looks at the impact of women's educational projects on female reading and book collecting in the royal courts of the eighteenth century
Journal of conservation & museum studies( )

in English and held by 599 WorldCat member 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
Harry Potter : a history of magic by British Library( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The complete catalog of the British Library exhibition at the New-York Historical Society"--
Treasures of the British Library by Nicolas Barker( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the massive fifteen-million-item collection of the British Library, a collection that spans almost three thousand years of human creativity
The British inheritance : a treasury of historic documents by Elizabeth M Hallam( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's rich historical heritage is witnessed in the archives contained in The British Library and Public Record Office. This book displays, in chronological order, treasures and key documents from these and other sources which illuminate defining moments in British history
Sacred : books of the three faiths : Judaism, Christianity, Islam by Karen Armstrong( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member 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 (May 10, 2012)
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Harry Potter : a journey through A history of magic
The image of the world : 20 centuries of world mapsMedieval dress & fashionThe image in print : book illustration in late medieval England and its sourcesBreaking the mould : the first hundred years of lithographyA new index of Middle English verseLines in the ice : exploring the roof of the worldEvolving English : one language, many voices : an illustrated history of the English languageThe polished cornerstone of the temple : queenly libraries of the Enlightenment
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