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Handbook Collection

"Unlocking the Secrets: A Journey through the Handbook" Discover the hidden treasures of knowledge as we delve into the captivating world of handbooks

Background imageHandbook Collection: Coffee plant, Coffea arabica

Coffee plant, Coffea arabica. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by F. Kirchner from Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher medicinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: German Air Spotters Book

German Air Spotters Book
A handbook issued to German forces, enabling them to distinguish aircraft types so, if possible, not to shoot down their own aircraft

Background imageHandbook Collection: Frankincense or olibanum tree, Boswellia sacra

Frankincense or olibanum tree, Boswellia sacra (Boswellia carterii Birdwood). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna

Deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Saffron crocus, Crocus sativa

Saffron crocus, Crocus sativa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Mace and nutmeg, Myristica fragrans

Mace and nutmeg, Myristica fragrans (Myristica officinalis). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Rue or herb of grace, Ruta graveolens

Rue or herb of grace, Ruta graveolens. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Wood avens, Geum urbanum

Wood avens, Geum urbanum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants)

Background imageHandbook Collection: True cinnamon tree or Ceylon cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum verum

True cinnamon tree or Ceylon cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum verum (Laurus cinnamomum). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr

Background imageHandbook Collection: Southern cassowary, Casuarius casuarius (vulnerable), and dodo, Raphus cucullatus (extinct)

Southern cassowary, Casuarius casuarius (vulnerable), and dodo, Raphus cucullatus (extinct)
FLO4727749 Southern cassowary, Casuarius casuarius (vulnerable), and dodo, Raphus cucullatus (extinct). Handcoloured lithograph by Bretzing from an illustration by Ludwig Meyer from Friedrich Philipp

Background imageHandbook Collection: Illustration of patient in typical cholera attitude

Illustration of patient in typical cholera attitude
2603952 Illustration of patient in typical cholera attitude; (add.info.: Cholera: Patient in typical cholera attitude. From French medical book published c1890)

Background imageHandbook Collection: Page from Geschlechter Buch - Ausberg, 1550. Creator: Hans Weiditz

Page from Geschlechter Buch - Ausberg, 1550. Creator: Hans Weiditz
Page from Geschlechter Buch - Ausberg, 1550

Background imageHandbook Collection: Garlic, Allium sativum

Garlic, Allium sativum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants), Jena

Background imageHandbook Collection: Heartsease or wild pansy, Viola tricolor

Heartsease or wild pansy, Viola tricolor. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Cacao or cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao

Cacao or cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Garden sage, Salvia officinalis

Garden sage, Salvia officinalis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Calabar bean or ordeal bean, Physostigma venenosum

Calabar bean or ordeal bean, Physostigma venenosum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Logwood or bloodwood tree, Haematoxylum campechianum

Logwood or bloodwood tree, Haematoxylum campechianum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Rice, Oryza sativa

Rice, Oryza sativa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants), Jena, 1876

Background imageHandbook Collection: New Zealand and Australia, Steam Ship sailings Matson Line

New Zealand and Australia, Steam Ship sailings Matson Line advert - Handbook for New Zealand Visitors to London 1936 Date: 1936

Background imageHandbook Collection: Sight-See Air Imperial Airways Advert Handbook

Sight-See Air Imperial Airways Advert Handbook
Sight-See, Air, Imperial, Airways, advert, Handbook, for, New, Zealand, Visitors, to, London, 1936, , 13974329

Background imageHandbook Collection: Canadian Australian Line and Union Royal Mail Line

Canadian Australian Line and Union Royal Mail Line, Steam Ship sailings advert - Handbook for New Zealand Visitors to London 1936 Date: 1936

Background imageHandbook Collection: New Zealand Line Sailings Steam Ship Sailings

New Zealand Line Sailings Steam Ship Sailings
New, Zealand, Line, Sailings, Steam, Ship, sailings, via, Panama, advert, Handbook, for, Visitors, to, London, 1936, , 13974205

Background imageHandbook Collection: Model Galleon

Model Galleon
Model galleon from the 1950s Date: 1952

Background imageHandbook Collection: Hobbies Handbook

Hobbies Handbook
Front cover of a monthly magazine depicting a boy showing his model galleon to his parents. Date: 1952

Background imageHandbook Collection: Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Company Handbooks for Staff

Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Company Handbooks for Staff
BELFAST SHIPBUILDING: Harland and Wolff soft bound Company Handbooks for Staff Employees. 6ins. 4ins

Background imageHandbook Collection: Julius Harrison

Julius Harrison
A portrait drawing of English composer and conductor, Julius Allan Greenway Harrison, 1885-1963. Known for his interpretation of operatic works, he also wrote books on music

Background imageHandbook Collection: Cunard Line Handbook and Cunard Cookbook

Cunard Line Handbook and Cunard Cookbook
Cunard Line Handbook dated December 1905, 178 pages. Behind it is The Cunard Cookbook. Date: 20th century

Background imageHandbook Collection: Huddersfield Steam Laundry, Marsh, Huddersfield

Huddersfield Steam Laundry, Marsh, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. 1904

Background imageHandbook Collection: Elephant and calf, page from a manuscript on elephant training (w / c on paper)

Elephant and calf, page from a manuscript on elephant training (w / c on paper)
LIT389921 Elephant and calf, page from a manuscript on elephant training (w/c on paper) by Thai School; National Library, Bangkok

Background imageHandbook Collection: White elephant, page from a manuscript on elephant training (w / c on paper)

White elephant, page from a manuscript on elephant training (w / c on paper)
LIT389920 White elephant, page from a manuscript on elephant training (w/c on paper) by Thai School; National Library, Bangkok

Background imageHandbook Collection: Folio from a manuscript on elephant training (pen & ink and w / c on paper)

Folio from a manuscript on elephant training (pen & ink and w / c on paper)
LIT389918 Folio from a manuscript on elephant training (pen & ink and w/c on paper) by Thai School; National Library, Bangkok

Background imageHandbook Collection: Barley, Hordeum vulgare

Barley, Hordeum vulgare. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants)

Background imageHandbook Collection: Couch grass, Elymus repens

Couch grass, Elymus repens (Agropyrum repens). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Bearded iris, Iris germanica

Bearded iris, Iris germanica (Iris florentina). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Arrowroot, Maranta arundinacea

Arrowroot, Maranta arundinacea. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Green cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum

Green cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum (Alpinia cardamom). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Thai galangal or blue ginger, Alpinia galanga

Thai galangal or blue ginger, Alpinia galanga. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Turmeric, Curcuma longa

Turmeric, Curcuma longa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by F. Kirchner from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Ginger, Zingiber officinale

Ginger, Zingiber officinale. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants)

Background imageHandbook Collection: Mexican vanilla orchid, Vanilla mexicana

Mexican vanilla orchid, Vanilla mexicana (Vanilla aromatica). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Euphrasia or eyebright, Euphrasia officinalis

Euphrasia or eyebright, Euphrasia officinalis var. grandiflora. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Green-winged orchid, Anacamptis morio

Green-winged orchid, Anacamptis morio (Orchis morio). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Feathershank, Schoenocaulon officinale

Feathershank, Schoenocaulon officinale (Veratrum sabadilla). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Fynbos aloe, Aloe succotrina

Fynbos aloe, Aloe succotrina (Aloe soccotorina). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Sea squill, Drimia maritima

Sea squill, Drimia maritima (Scilla maritima). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Cat greenbriar or catbriar, Smilax glauca

Cat greenbriar or catbriar, Smilax glauca (Smilax sarsaparilla). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageHandbook Collection: Herb Paris, Paris quadrifolia

Herb Paris, Paris quadrifolia. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse



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"Unlocking the Secrets: A Journey through the Handbook" Discover the hidden treasures of knowledge as we delve into the captivating world of handbooks. From ancient traditions to modern-day curiosities, this handbook takes you on an enchanting voyage. Step into a coffee lover's paradise with insights into the remarkable Coffee plant, Coffea arabica. Uncover its rich history and learn how it has become a beloved beverage worldwide. Flip through pages that reveal the German Air Spotters Book, offering a glimpse into aviation enthusiasts' meticulous observations and their passion for planes soaring through the skies. Beware of Deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonna - explore its dark allure while learning about its toxic properties and intriguing historical uses. Immerse yourself in aromatic wonders with Mace and nutmeg from Myristica fragrans. Discover their culinary significance and how they have spiced up cuisines throughout centuries. Unearth the secrets of Rue or herb of grace, Ruta graveolens. Explore its medicinal qualities and uncover why it was considered a sacred herb by ancient civilizations. Journey to distant lands where Frankincense or olibanum tree, Boswellia sacra reigns supreme. Learn about its mystical origins and spiritual significance across various cultures. Delight in vibrant hues as we unravel tales behind Saffron crocus, Crocus sativa – one of nature's most precious spices known for both flavoring dishes and healing properties. Unveil Wood avens, Geum urbanum - an unassuming herb with surprising benefits that have been cherished since medieval times for both culinary delights and herbal remedies. Transport yourself back in time with Tacuinum Sanitatis from 14th century Butchery – witness age-old practices that shaped our understanding of food preparation techniques today. Peek into Tea Leaf Fortune Telling; discover how tea leaves hold mystic messages within their delicate patterns – a fascinating art that has intrigued many for centuries.