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Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Francisco, California

Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Franc...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Detail from a Fishing Scene, Tomb of Qenamun

Detail from a Fishing Scene, Tomb of Qenamun

Hugh R. Hopgood From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes New Kingdom

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail of a decorated initial 'I'(ntencio) at the beginning of Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 74 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 13v

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 13v

Detail of a calendarial table in a treatise attributed to Robert Grosseteste 'Lincolniensis'. Image taken from f. 13v of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 222, f. 1

Detail from BL Arundel 222, f. 1

Decorated initial 'S'(anctissimo) at the beginning of Bede's life of Cuthbert. Image taken from f. 1 of Prose Vita sancti Cuthberti (ff. 1-34v), two miracles from the Historia ecclesiastica, De gestis pontificu... More

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Image taken from f. 50v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 47v

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 47v

Image taken from f. 47v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 74

Detail of an astronomical diagram illustrating Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 74 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 2v

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 2v

Image taken from f. 2v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 310, f. 158

Detail from BL Burn 310, f. 158

Detail of decorated initial 'E'(go). Image taken from f. 158 of Historia Brittonum, Vita Gildae, and other Vitae. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

On the bar border, a quadruped (dragon?). Image taken from f. 2v of Historia ecclesiastica (ff. 1-99), De muliere forti, Epistola Cuthberti. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 81v

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 81v

Detail of an astronomical diagram showing an eclipse of the moon, illustrating Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 81v of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 50v

Image taken from f. 50v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 1

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 1

Illuminated initial 'R' with the arms of Henry Despenser, bishop of Norwich, and a partial border, and in the upper margin, the signature of 'William Howarde 1579'. Image taken from f. 1 of Historia ecclesiasti... More

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 47v

Detail: from BL Sloane 263, f. 47v

Image taken from f. 47v of Astronomical treatises (ending imperfectly). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

Detail from BL Arundel 74, f. 2v

Unfinished illuminated initial 'N'(octiam) with a drawing of a seated man (possibly Bede) writing at the desk holding a quill and a knife. Image taken from f. 2v of Historia ecclesiastica (ff. 1-99), De muliere... More

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 82

Detail from BL Harley 3735, f. 82

Detail of an astronomical diagram showing an eclipse of the sun, illustrating Robert Grosseteste's De sphaera. Image taken from f. 82 of Various calendarial and computistical treatises. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1179, f. 257v

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1179, f. 257v

Detail Image taken from f. 257v of Miroir Historial (index Speculum historiale). Written in French.

Detail from BL Stowe 582, f. 18v

Detail from BL Stowe 582, f. 18v

Image taken from f. 18v of Le Sacre de Claude de France. Written in French.

Detail from BL Burn 98, f. 42

Detail from BL Burn 98, f. 42

Image taken from f. 42 of Olympia, imperfect, with interlinear and marginal scholia. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Burn 75, f. 170

Detail from BL Burn 75, f. 170

Image taken from f. 170 of Letters, extracts, scholia. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Image taken from f. 19 of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 470, f. 14

Detail from BL Lansdowne 470, f. 14

Image taken from f. 14 of Nova Statuta (index Statutes of England, Statuta Angliae, Statute book), from 1 Edward III to 23 Henry VI. Written in French, with Latin headings.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 756, f. 3

Detail from BL Lansdowne 756, f. 3

Image taken from f. 3 of 'Orders to be holden by a General in the conquest of a towne or contrie, and likewise necessarie for to be understanded unto him having townes and contreis in chardge'. Written in English.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 53v

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 53v

Image taken from f. 53v of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 33

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 33

Image taken from f. 33 of Biblical and genealogical chronicle from Adam and Eve to Edward VI (the Longer English genealogical chronicle of the kings of England). Written in English.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 285, f. 152

Detail from BL Lansdowne 285, f. 152

Image taken from f. 152 of Sir John Paston's 'Grete Booke', a miscellany, including the challenge of an Auncestre of Therle of Warrewik (ff. 16-17v); the tournament between Lord Scales and the Bastard of Burgun... More

Detail from BL Lansdowne 197, f. 3

Detail from BL Lansdowne 197, f. 3

Image taken from f. 3 of Chronicle of Andrew of Wyntoun. Written in Scottish.

Detail from BL Burn 57, f. 27

Detail from BL Burn 57, f. 27

Image taken from f. 27 of Liturgy of Basil of Caesarea. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 90

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 90

Image taken from f. 90 of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

Detail of marginal drawing from BL Lansdowne 467, f. 4

Detail of marginal drawing from BL Lansdowne 467, f. 4

Marginal drawing of two hybrids, at the beginning of a collection of statutes. Image taken from f. 4 of Vetera Statuta (index Statutes of England, Statuta Angliae, Statute book), including Glanvill (ff. 86-113)... More

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Image taken from f. 19 of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

Detail from BL Hargrave 274, f. 50

Detail from BL Hargrave 274, f. 50

Image taken from f. 50 of Nova Statuta (index Statutes of England, Statuta Angliae), 1 Edward III to 3 Henry VII (ff. 50-350v), preceded by an alphabetical list of contents (ff. 1-49). Written in French.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Image taken from f. 19 of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

Detail from BL Arundel 155, f. 182

Detail from BL Arundel 155, f. 182

Detail of coloured initial. Image taken from f. 182 of Psalter and prayers ('The Eadui Psalter', 'The Arundel Psalter'). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 70, f. 1

Detail from BL Burn 70, f. 1

Image taken from f. 1 of De legendis libris gentilium. Written in Greek, with some marginal annotations in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 76, f. 2

Detail from BL Burn 76, f. 2

Image taken from f. 2 of Introductio grammatica, Book I. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Burn 81, f. 25v

Detail from BL Burn 81, f. 25v

Image taken from f. 25v of Pneumatica. Written in Greek with Latin marginal annotations.

Detail from BL Burn 45, f. 4

Detail from BL Burn 45, f. 4

Image taken from f. 4 of Homilies on the Gospels for each Sunday of the ecclesiastical year. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Burn 14, f. 93v

Detail from BL Burn 14, f. 93v

Image taken from f. 93v of Psalter (ff. 3-186v); Odes 1-9 (ff. 186v-203); Horologion (ff. 204-221); Canon to the Virgin (ff. 221v-225v); Great canon for the evening office (ff. 226-270). Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Arundel 155, f. 182

Detail from BL Arundel 155, f. 182

Detail of text. Image taken from f. 182 of Psalter and prayers ('The Eadui Psalter', 'The Arundel Psalter'). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 108, f. 40v

Detail from BL Burn 108, f. 40v

Image taken from f. 40v of Tactica theoria, with the dedicatory preface. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Burn 339, f. 28

Detail from BL Burn 339, f. 28

Image taken from f. 28 of Book of Hours. Written in Dutch.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1179, f. 64

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1179, f. 64

Detail Image taken from f. 64 of Miroir Historial (index Speculum historiale). Written in French.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 90

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 90

Image taken from f. 90 of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 378, f. 30v

Detail from BL Lansdowne 378, f. 30v

Decorated cadels with human faces. Image taken from f. 30v of The Rule of St Benet, and the ritual for the ordination of nuns (ff. 43-46). Written in English, with Latin catchwords.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 215, f. 1

Detail from BL Lansdowne 215, f. 1

Image taken from f. 1 of One gathering of a treatise of rights of the Marshall in wartime. Written in English.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Image taken from f. 19 of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 574, f. 33

Detail from BL Lansdowne 574, f. 33

Image taken from f. 33 of Law treatise called Britton (begins and ends imperfectly). Written in French.

Detail from BL Burn 21, f. 9

Detail from BL Burn 21, f. 9

Image taken from f. 9 of The four Gospels, adapted for liturgical use (index New Testament, Bible). Written in Greek.

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 32v

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 32v

Image taken from f. 32v of Biblical and genealogical chronicle from Adam and Eve to Edward VI (the Longer English genealogical chronicle of the kings of England). Written in English.

Detail from BL Stowe 582, f. 32v

Detail from BL Stowe 582, f. 32v

Image taken from f. 32v of Le Sacre de Claude de France. Written in French.

Detail from BL Burn 51, f. 3v

Detail from BL Burn 51, f. 3v

Detail of headpiece. Image taken from f. 3v of In patrem tacentem (ff. 1-3); De pauperum amore (ff. 3v-18v), both imperfect. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Image taken from f. 19 of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Image taken from f. 19 of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

Detail from BL Burn 82, f. 1

Detail from BL Burn 82, f. 1

Image taken from f. 1 of Works and Days. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Burn 14, f. 3

Detail from BL Burn 14, f. 3

Image taken from f. 3 of Psalter (ff. 3-186v); Odes 1-9 (ff. 186v-203); Horologion (ff. 204-221); Canon to the Virgin (ff. 221v-225v); Great canon for the evening office (ff. 226-270). Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Stowe 39, f. 9

Detail from BL Stowe 39, f. 9

Detail of figures, in the lower register of Mercy and Pity, offering bread and drink to a young man with crutches, and right, Confession with a priest. Image taken from f. 9 of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. ... More

Detail from BL Burn 57, f. 26v

Detail from BL Burn 57, f. 26v

Image taken from f. 26v of Liturgy of Basil of Caesarea. Written in Greek.

Detail: Diagram from BL Arundel 117, f. 155

Detail: Diagram from BL Arundel 117, f. 155

Diagram, in Martinus Polonus's Chronica. Image taken from f. 155 of Chronica pontificum et imperatorum, and other prophetic texts, including Joachim of Flora's Vaticinia (ff. 137-151). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 23, f. 22

Detail from BL Burn 23, f. 22

Image taken from f. 22 of Four Gospels, adapted for liturgical use, imperfect (index New Testament, Bible). Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Burn 98, f. 41v

Detail from BL Burn 98, f. 41v

Image taken from f. 41v of Olympia, imperfect, with interlinear and marginal scholia. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Burn 82, f. 1

Detail from BL Burn 82, f. 1

Image taken from f. 1 of Works and Days. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 2v

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 2v

Image taken from f. 2v of Biblical and genealogical chronicle from Adam and Eve to Edward VI (the Longer English genealogical chronicle of the kings of England). Written in English.

Detail from BL Add 40142, f. 14

Detail from BL Add 40142, f. 14

Detail with inscription Image taken from f. 14 of Pseudo-Turpin Chronicle (Index Historia Caroli Magni) (ff. 1-14v); genealogy of the kings of France (f. 14v). Written in French (Anglo-Norman).

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 53v

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 53v

Image taken from f. 53v of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 783, f. 2

Detail from BL Lansdowne 783, f. 2

Image taken from f. 2 of Statutes and ordinances of the Order of the Garter of St George. Written in English.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 90

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 90

Image taken from f. 90 of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

Detail from BL Burn 102, f. 3v

Detail from BL Burn 102, f. 3v

Image taken from f. 3v of Harmonica. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 468, f. 4

Detail from BL Lansdowne 468, f. 4

Image taken from f. 4 of Nova Statuta (index Statutes of England, Statuta Angliae, Statute book), from 1 Edward III to 14 Henry VI, with a table of contents. Written in French and Latin.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Image taken from f. 19 of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

Detail from BL Burn 76, f. 2

Detail from BL Burn 76, f. 2

Image taken from f. 2 of Introductio grammatica, Book I. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Burn 15, f. 21v

Detail from BL Burn 15, f. 21v

Image taken from f. 21v of Psalter, parallel Greek and Latin text (ff. 2-227v); Odes, parallel Greek and Latin text (ff. 228-256v); Te Deum, in Latin (ff. 256v-258); Athanasian Creed, in Latin (ff. 258-261v). W... More

Detail from BL Lansdowne 470, f. 172

Detail from BL Lansdowne 470, f. 172

Image taken from f. 172 of Nova Statuta (index Statutes of England, Statuta Angliae, Statute book), from 1 Edward III to 23 Henry VI. Written in French, with Latin headings.

Detail from BL Burn 70, f. 1

Detail from BL Burn 70, f. 1

Image taken from f. 1 of De legendis libris gentilium. Written in Greek, with some marginal annotations in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 298, f. 1

Detail from BL Burn 298, f. 1

Image taken from f. 1 of Gospel of John, in the later Wycliffite version. Written in English.

Detail from BL King's 446, f. 1

Detail from BL King's 446, f. 1

Image taken from f. 1 of Le raport que le Guillebert de Lannoy chevalier fay sur pluseurs visitations de villes, pors et rivieres par moy visitees tant es pays d'Egypte comme de Surie. Written in French (with P... More

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 3

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 3

Image taken from f. 3 of Biblical and genealogical chronicle from Adam and Eve to Edward VI (the Longer English genealogical chronicle of the kings of England). Written in English.

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 1v

Detail from BL King's 395, f. 1v

Detail of decorated initials. Image taken from f. 1v of Biblical and genealogical chronicle from Adam and Eve to Edward VI (the Longer English genealogical chronicle of the kings of England). Written in English.

Detail from BL Arundel 155, f. 182

Detail from BL Arundel 155, f. 182

Detail of text. Image taken from f. 182 of Psalter and prayers ('The Eadui Psalter', 'The Arundel Psalter'). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Stowe 39, f. 9

Detail from BL Stowe 39, f. 9

Detail of drawing of nuns, including the personification of Decorum with acolyte and nuns, as see, hear, speak, and think no evil. Image taken from f. 9 of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Des... More

Detail from BL Burn 108, f. 41

Detail from BL Burn 108, f. 41

Image taken from f. 41 of Tactica theoria, with the dedicatory preface. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Image taken from f. 19 of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

Detail from BL Burn 298, f. 1

Detail from BL Burn 298, f. 1

Image taken from f. 1 of Gospel of John, in the later Wycliffite version. Written in English.

Detail from BL Burn 94, f. 2

Detail from BL Burn 94, f. 2

Image taken from f. 2 of Eklogai kata stoicheion onomaton Attikon (ff. 2-69v), Peri onomaton (ff. 70-75v), and grammatical texts and observations. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Burn 169, f. 11

Detail from BL Burn 169, f. 11

Detail of heraldic decoration. Image taken from f. 11 of History of Alexander the Great (Les faize d'Alexandre) (index De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni; Historia Alexandri Magni). Written in French.

Detail from BL Burn 108, f. 40v

Detail from BL Burn 108, f. 40v

Image taken from f. 40v of Tactica theoria, with the dedicatory preface. Written in Greek.

Detail: Diagram from BL Arundel 117, f. 155

Detail: Diagram from BL Arundel 117, f. 155

Diagram, in Martinus Polonus's Chronica. Image taken from f. 155 of Chronica pontificum et imperatorum, and other prophetic texts, including Joachim of Flora's Vaticinia (ff. 137-151). Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Burn 337, f. 1

Detail from BL Burn 337, f. 1

Image taken from f. 1 of Stimulus divini amoris, and other devotional texts and prayers. Written in Dutch.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 783, f. 1v

Detail from BL Lansdowne 783, f. 1v

Image taken from f. 1v of Statutes and ordinances of the Order of the Garter of St George. Written in English.

Detail from BL Burn 56, f. 15v

Detail from BL Burn 56, f. 15v

Image taken from f. 15v of Liturgy of John Chrysostom, imperfect. Written in Greek.

Detail from BL Hargrave 274, f. 50

Detail from BL Hargrave 274, f. 50

Image taken from f. 50 of Nova Statuta (index Statutes of England, Statuta Angliae), 1 Edward III to 3 Henry VII (ff. 50-350v), preceded by an alphabetical list of contents (ff. 1-49). Written in French.

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1207, f. 1v

Detail from BL Lansdowne 1207, f. 1v

Heraldic arms surrounded by the garter, preceding the statutes and ordinances of the Order of the Garter. Image taken from f. 1v of Statutes and ordinances of the Order of the Garter of St George. Written in English.

Detail from BL Harley 2803, f. 273

Detail from BL Harley 2803, f. 273

Detail of an inscription below the initial (factum est), at the beginning of Jonah. Image taken from f. 273 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 124

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 124

Detail of decorated initials in a 12th-century leaf from a Sacramentary. Image taken from f. 124 of Leaf from a Sacramentary. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 52v

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, f. 52v

Detail of decorated initial 'P'(aulus), from a fragment of a 12th-century copy of 1 Thessalonians. Image taken from f. 52v of Fragments of a glossed Bible of 1 Thessalonians 2:13-3:3 (f. 50); 5:2-5:15 (f. 51); ... More

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, ff. 44v- 45

Detail from BL Sloane 1044, ff. 44v- 45

Detail of decorated initials in a 12th-century fragment of the Psalms. Image taken from ff. 44v- 45 of Bifolium of a Psalter, including Psalms 77 and 71. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Harley 2803, f. 282

Detail from BL Harley 2803, f. 282

Detail of decorated initial 'S' with clasps. Image taken from f. 282 of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), Genesis to Job. Written in Latin.

Detail from BL Arundel 529, f. 5v

Detail from BL Arundel 529, f. 5v

Simple headpiece and intial 'T'(on) in an extract from Cyril of Scythopolis's Life of Euthymius of Palestine. Image taken from f. 5v of Theological extracts and various letters. Written in Greek.