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"From the Bronte Sisters to Dylan Thomas

Background imageBook Collection: Dylan Thomas Drinking & Smoking

Dylan Thomas Drinking & Smoking
Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953) drinking a glass of beer and smoking while seated at a desk with stacks of his books of poetry, New York City, c. 1950. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageBook Collection: The Devil presenting St Augustine (of Hippo) with the book of vices. Michael Pacher (c1435-1498)

The Devil presenting St Augustine (of Hippo) with the book of vices. Michael Pacher (c1435-1498). Oil on wood. Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Background imageBook Collection: Countries Travelled By The Apostles And Showing The Journeys Of St Paul Between Asia And Europe

Countries Travelled By The Apostles And Showing The Journeys Of St Paul Between Asia And Europe. From The Holy Bible Published By William Collins, Sons, & Company In 1869

Background imageBook Collection: POSTER: BOOKS, 1966. Enjoy summer more, read books. Poster by Bill Sokol, 1966

POSTER: BOOKS, 1966. Enjoy summer more, read books. Poster by Bill Sokol, 1966

Background imageBook Collection: SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET. Title page from the first publication, London, of Shakespeares Romeo

SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO & JULIET. Title page from the first publication, London, of Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet. Woodcut, 1597

Background imageBook Collection: Campo de Fiori square in Rome. We see a monument to Giordano Bruno in the middle of the square

Campo de Fiori square in Rome. We see a monument to Giordano Bruno in the middle of the square. Rome Commemorative Equestrian Monument Arts and handicrafts of XIX century, Nineteenth century

Background imageBook Collection: BOOK WEEK, 1957. Explore with books. Lithograph by Alice Provensen, 1957

BOOK WEEK, 1957. Explore with books. Lithograph by Alice Provensen, 1957

Background imageBook Collection: Bronte Sisters by Patrick Branwell Bronte

Bronte Sisters by Patrick Branwell Bronte
circa 1834: English writers Anne, Emily and Charlotte Bronte. Original Artwork: Painting by their brother, Patrick Branwell Bronte who painted himself among his sisters

Background imageBook Collection: Mendeleyevs periodic table, 1869

Mendeleyevs periodic table, 1869. Mendeleyevs periodic table of 1869. This is the first version of the periodic table drawn up by the Russian chemist Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev (1834-1907)

Background imageBook Collection: Monkey puzzle tree (araucaria imbricata)

Monkey puzzle tree (araucaria imbricata)
Illustration of a monkey puzzle tree (araucaria imbricata)

Background imageBook Collection: GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950). Pseudonym of Eric Blair. English novelist and essayist

GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950). Pseudonym of Eric Blair. English novelist and essayist. Orwell broadcasting over the BBC in London, England, in 1943

Background imageBook Collection: Gallery of the Old Library

Gallery of the Old Library, Trinity College, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (Ireland), Europe

Background imageBook Collection: Gutenbergs printing press, 1450s

Gutenbergs printing press, 1450s
Gutenberg and Fust with the first printing press, Germany, 1450s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBook Collection: Lindisfarne Gospels page

Lindisfarne Gospels page
Beginning of the Book of Luke, Lindisfarne Gospels, 1100s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageBook Collection: Johannes Keplers model of the universe. Line engraving from his Mysterium Cosmographicum, 1596

Johannes Keplers model of the universe. Line engraving from his Mysterium Cosmographicum, 1596
KEPLERs UNIVERSE, 1596. Johannes Keplers model of the universe. Line engraving from his Mysterium Cosmographicum, 1596

Background imageBook Collection: Pressed seaweed specimens C016 / 6127

Pressed seaweed specimens C016 / 6127
Pressed seaweed specimens collected by women living in Jersey during the 1850s and 1860s

Background imageBook Collection: ARROW SHIRT COLLAR AD, 1914. American advertisement by J. C. Leyendecker for Arrow shirt collars

ARROW SHIRT COLLAR AD, 1914. American advertisement by J. C. Leyendecker for Arrow shirt collars, 1914
ARROW SHIRT COLLAR AD, 1914. American advertisement by J.C. Leyendecker for Arrow shirt collars, 1914

Background imageBook Collection: Da Vincis crossbow

Da Vincis crossbow. Late 19th Century reproduction of a page from a notebook written by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), showing his design for a giant crossbow. Published circa 1894-1904

Background imageBook Collection: WILDE: SALOME. The Climax. Pen and ink drawing by Aubrey Beardsley for Oscar Wildes Salome

WILDE: SALOME. The Climax. Pen and ink drawing by Aubrey Beardsley for Oscar Wildes Salome

Background imageBook Collection: DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1893. Holmes opened it and smelled the single cigar which it contained

DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1893. Holmes opened it and smelled the single cigar which it contained. Sherlock Holmes. Illustration by Sidney Paget for Arthur Conan Doyles The Adventure of the Resident

Background imageBook Collection: MILTON: PARADISE LOST. Satan bids the rebellious angels who had fallen with him into the fiery

MILTON: PARADISE LOST. Satan bids the rebellious angels who had fallen with him into the fiery abyss to take courage and rise again together (Book 1, lines 344-5)

Background imageBook Collection: 1859 First Edition Origin of Species

1859 First Edition Origin of Species
Copy of the first edition " On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin (1859) together with a Cabinet photograph of Darwin and some other Darwin related books

Background imageBook Collection: Ancient and Modern Jerusalem Map Engraving

Ancient and Modern Jerusalem Map Engraving
Engraved illustration of Ancient and Modern Jerusalem Map Engraving from The Popular Pictorial Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Published in 1862. Copyright has expired on this artwork

Background imageBook Collection: MOZART: MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. Engraved title page of a vocal score depicting the

MOZART: MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. Engraved title page of a vocal score depicting the scene from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts The Marriage of Figaro ( Le Nozze di Figaro)

Background imageBook Collection: THREE MUSKETEERS. D Artagnan, Athos, Aramis, and Porthos: illustration from a late 19th c

THREE MUSKETEERS. D Artagnan, Athos, Aramis, and Porthos: illustration from a late 19th c. edition, by Alexander Dumas pere

Background imageBook Collection: Antique map of Hadrians wall

Antique map of Hadrians wall

Background imageBook Collection: PORTRAIT OF SAINT MATTHEW. Book of Lindisfarne Gospels. Written and illuminated about 700 A

PORTRAIT OF SAINT MATTHEW. Book of Lindisfarne Gospels. Written and illuminated about 700 A.D. probably in the monastry on Lindisfarne or Holy Island off the Northumberland coast

Background imageBook Collection: BOOK OF LINDISFARNE. The beginning of the Gospel of St. John, before 698 AD?

BOOK OF LINDISFARNE. The beginning of the Gospel of St. John, before 698 AD?

Background imageBook Collection: Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 1823 C017 / 8061

Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 1823 C017 / 8061
Epicycles of Mercury and Venus, 19th-century diagram. This geocentric (Earth-centred) model shows the orbits of Mercury and Venus as a series of epicycles (loops)

Background imageBook Collection: The Ant and the Grasshopper. Watercolor by Christopher Sanders depicting Aesops fable

The Ant and the Grasshopper. Watercolor by Christopher Sanders depicting Aesops fable
AESOP: ANT & GRASSHOPPER. The Ant and the Grasshopper. Watercolor by Christopher Sanders depicting Aesops fable

Background imageBook Collection: LANGLAND: PIERS PLOWMAN. A manuscript page from the Middle English poem The Vision of Piers

LANGLAND: PIERS PLOWMAN. A manuscript page from the Middle English poem The Vision of Piers Plowman by William Langland, c1375

Background imageBook Collection: JUNGLE BOOK, 1903. Mowgli and the lone wolf

JUNGLE BOOK, 1903. Mowgli and the lone wolf. Illustration by Edward and Maurice Detmold for The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, 1903

Background imageBook Collection: CANTERBURY TALES. The beginning of the prologue to Chaucers Canterbury Tales

CANTERBURY TALES. The beginning of the prologue to Chaucers Canterbury Tales. A 15th century manuscript page

Background imageBook Collection: Mappa Mundi by Sawley or Enrico di Magonza, ink and colors on parchment, 12th Century

Mappa Mundi by Sawley or Enrico di Magonza, ink and colors on parchment, 12th Century
Cartography, 12th century. Mappa Mundi, Medieval world map by Sawley or Enrico di Magonza, from the end of the 12th century. Ink and colors on parchment, 29.5 x 20.5 cm

Background imageBook Collection: Susan reads Physics for the Inquiring Mind by Eric M. rogers

Susan reads Physics for the Inquiring Mind by Eric M. rogers
in the opening sequence of Dr Who and The Daleks (1965)

Background imageBook Collection: MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION. God as the great Architect of the Universe

MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION. God as the great Architect of the Universe. Illumination from the 13th century French Bible

Background imageBook Collection: Logarithm table

Logarithm table. Rows and columns of logarithms. These are numerical values used in mathematics to aid multiplication and division

Background imageBook Collection: THE BEATLES, 1965. Left to right: George Harrison, John lennon, Ringo Starr, and Paul McCartney

THE BEATLES, 1965. Left to right: George Harrison, John lennon, Ringo Starr, and Paul McCartney. Photograph, 1965

Background imageBook Collection: Claude Rains in James Whales The Invisible Man (1933)

Claude Rains in James Whales The Invisible Man (1933)
Claude Rains in The Invisible Man (1933)

Background imageBook Collection: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes. Drawing by Sidney Paget for Arthur Conan Doyle s

SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes. Drawing by Sidney Paget for Arthur Conan Doyle s
SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes. Drawing by Sidney Paget for Arthur Conan Doyles The Adventure of the Resident Patient, 1893

Background imageBook Collection: Mr Fezziwigs Ball, illustration by John Leech for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens( London)

Mr Fezziwigs Ball, illustration by John Leech for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens( London)
Mr Fezziwigs Ball, illustration by John Leech for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens( London, 1843). This novella was the earliest and most popular of Dickens Christmas stories

Background imageBook Collection: THE DEATH OF SAMSON, BY GUSTAVE DORE. Gustave Dore, 1832 - 1883, French. Engraving for the Bible

THE DEATH OF SAMSON, BY GUSTAVE DORE. Gustave Dore, 1832 - 1883, French. Engraving for the Bible. 1870, Art, Artist, holy book, religion, religious, christianity, christian, romanticism, colour

Background imageBook Collection: Cervantess Don Quixote in his library

Cervantess Don Quixote in his library, 1863 French edition. Don Quixote reading books on chivalry in his library before setting out on his quest

Background imageBook Collection: The opening scene of Dr Who and The Daleks

The opening scene of Dr Who and The Daleks
with Peter Cushing reading an issue of The Eagle

Background imageBook Collection: Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944). American illustrator. She looks for relief among some of the old

Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944). American illustrator. She looks for relief among some of the old ones
GIBSON: READER, 1900. Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944). American illustrator. She looks for relief among some of the old ones. Pen and ink drawing, 1900

Background imageBook Collection: GOGOL: DEAD SOULS, 1842. Title page to the first edition of Nikolai Gogols Dead Souls, 1842

GOGOL: DEAD SOULS, 1842. Title page to the first edition of Nikolai Gogols Dead Souls, 1842

Background imageBook Collection: BUNYAN: PILGRIMs PROGRESS. Christian Setting Out From the City of Destruction

BUNYAN: PILGRIMs PROGRESS. Christian Setting Out From the City of Destruction: wood engraving for a 19th century edition of John Bunyans " The Pilgrims Progress

Background imageBook Collection: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, 1953. American poster for film version of James Joness novel From Here to

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, 1953. American poster for film version of James Joness novel From Here to Eternity, directed by Fred Zinnemann, 1953



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"From the Bronte Sisters to Dylan Thomas: A Journey Through Literary Treasures" Step into the enchanting world of literature as we explore the captivating history of books. Delve into the lives and works of literary icons such as Patrick Branwell Bronte, whose brush strokes immortalized his talented sisters in a mesmerizing portrait. Travel back in time to witness the intricate illustrations adorning ancient manuscripts like the Book of Kells, where St. Matthew comes alive through vibrant colors and meticulous details. Discover nature's wonders intertwined with literature, like the Monkey Puzzle tree, standing tall and proud just like Araucaria Imbricata's words on a page that captivate readers for generations. Immerse yourself in an era when smoking and drinking were synonymous with creativity, as we glimpse at Dylan Thomas indulging in his vices while crafting masterpieces that continue to resonate today. Uncover George Orwell's profound insights broadcasted over BBC airwaves during World War II; this English novelist and essayist used words as weapons against injustice. Marvel at Mendeleyev's groundbreaking periodic table from 1869, which revolutionized our understanding of elements and paved the way for scientific advancements yet to come. Turn each page carefully on Lindisfarne Gospels' illuminated manuscript - a testament to artistic brilliance merging with religious devotion throughout centuries past. Witness Johannes Kepler's revolutionary model of the universe depicted in his Mysterium Cosmographicum engraving from 1596 – a visionary leap forward that challenged conventional wisdom about celestial bodies. Transport yourself to early 20th-century America through J. C. Leyendecker's iconic Arrow shirt collar advertisement; it captures both elegance and masculinity within its timeless design. Trace back to Gutenberg’s printing press invention in the 1450s – an innovation that democratized knowledge by making books accessible to all, igniting an intellectual revolution across continents.