Presentation scene. Poems and Romances (the 'Talbot Shrewsbury book') France, N. (Rouen); 1444-1445. Detail of a miniature of John Talbot, identified by his Talbot dog, presenting the book to queen Margaret, seated in a palace beside king Henry VI, and surrounded by the court.
The Labours of the Months, June Hours of Louis XII (formerly Hours of Henry VII) France, Tours, s. XV/XVI, searchable Date Range: 1490-1510 Artist: Jean Bourdichon Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department Lewis E M 011:19
This is the original version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, hand-written by Charles Dodgson for Alice Liddell between 1862 and 1864. The tale was first told by mathematician and pioneer photographer Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) on 4 July 1862 to the three young daughters of Henry Liddell, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, on a river boat trip. Dodgson published his story in 1865, with illustrations by John Tenniel. It has since become one of the most popular of all children's books
Harley 1766 f. 76v (Detail) c. 1450 - c. 1460, English. Miniature of Orpheus lying on his back protecting himself from Thracian women armed with spindles and distaffs. England, S. E. (probably Suffolk, possibly Bury St Edmunds)