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Initial Collection (#5)

Background imageInitial Collection: Manuscript with story about a dog and a wolf

Manuscript with story about a dog and a wolf
Page from an illustrated manuscript with a story entitled The Dog and the Wolf, in a collection of fables by Ulrich Boner, Der Edelstein The Precious Stone), completed circa 1349

Background imageInitial Collection: Religious verse with flowers on a Christmas card

Religious verse with flowers on a Christmas card
Religious verse with yellow flowers, red berries and two butterflies on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageInitial Collection: Booklet cover, Christmas Carol arranged for four voices

Booklet cover, Christmas Carol arranged for four voices
Booklet cover in medieval illuminated manuscript style, Christmas Carol arranged for four voices. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageInitial Collection: Boulton Paul Defiant NFII - after its initial mauling a

Boulton Paul Defiant NFII - after its initial mauling at the hand of Luftwaffe fighters, the Defiant became a night fighter when fitted with AI 4 radar

Background imageInitial Collection: Albatros D III German fighter biplane

Albatros D III German fighter biplane
Albatros D III German single-seater fighter biplane. This is an initial production model, delivered to Jasta 29 in early 1917. Date: circa 1917

Background imageInitial Collection: Initials from illuminated manuscripts of the

Initials from illuminated manuscripts of the early 15th century.. From libraries in Paris, Heidelberg and Munich. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Altenecks Costumes

Background imageInitial Collection: Mythical creatures, Karolus initial letters

Mythical creatures, Karolus initial letters, woman copying manuscript, and portrait of St. Louis.. Mythical creatures from Notre Dame de Paris

Background imageInitial Collection: Nansens North Pole Expedition - Explorer Captain Otto Sverd

Nansens North Pole Expedition - Explorer Captain Otto Sverdrup Seen Here in his Cabin, England. Picture taken on the initial leg of Fridtjof Nansens first journey to the North Pole

Background imageInitial Collection: Initial capital letter D. Miniature from a Bible

Initial capital letter D. Miniature from a Bible, manuscript, Portugal 12th-13th Century. Miniature Painting. PORTUGAL. Coimbra. Coimbra University Library

Background imageInitial Collection: Abraham. Medieval manuscript

Abraham. Medieval manuscript
Abraham hears the voice of the Lord. Representation in initial of medieval manuscript. Gothic art. Miniature Painting

Background imageInitial Collection: Illuminated letter D

Illuminated letter D in a medieval style

Background imageInitial Collection: Illuminated letter Q

Illuminated letter Q in a medieval style

Background imageInitial Collection: Illuminated letter H

Illuminated letter H in a medieval style

Background imageInitial Collection: The Camden Town railway: Fenchurch Station, 1851

The Camden Town railway: Fenchurch Station, 1851
The entrance to Fenchurch Station, 1851. This initial letter marks the start of an article on the Camden Town Railway, which began at Fenchurch Station, and terminated at Hampstead Road

Background imageInitial Collection: Advertisement, Strand Theatre Opening

Advertisement, Strand Theatre Opening
An advertisement for the opening of the Strand Theatre in Aldwych, Greater London on the 22nd of January 1838. Date: 1838

Background imageInitial Collection: Bristol Bloodhound prototype in its initial form

Bristol Bloodhound prototype in its initial form with small tail and equal dihedral at Filton in May 1923

Background imageInitial Collection: Dassault Mirage I in its initial form

Dassault Mirage I in its initial form

Background imageInitial Collection: The fourth Rockwell B-1A 76-0174

The fourth Rockwell B-1A 76-0174
The fourth Rockwell B-1A, 76-0174, was fitted with B-1B offensive and defensive avionics. It made its initial flight at Edwards Air Force Base fitted with the new systems on 30 July 1984. Date: 1984

Background imageInitial Collection: Sopwith Tabloid initial production

Sopwith Tabloid initial production

Background imageInitial Collection: The third of the initial Hawker P1067 Hunter 1

The third of the initial Hawker P1067 Hunter 1 production batch, WT557, during aerobatics

Background imageInitial Collection: Illuminated initial. 12th c. It belongs to a

Illuminated initial. 12th c. It belongs to a
" Illuminated initial. 12th c. It belongs to a copy of the work by St. Augustine of Hippo " The City of God" (De civitate dei libri XXII), 413 - 426. Romanesque art

Background imageInitial Collection: SPAIN. Santo Domingo de Silos. Monastery of Santo

SPAIN. Santo Domingo de Silos. Monastery of Santo
" SPAIN. Santo Domingo de Silos. Monastery of Santo Domingo (St. Dominic). " De la virginidad de Mar� quot; " (On Virgin Marys Virginity), by Ildefonso de Toledo. Codex of 1059

Background imageInitial Collection: Peter IV (1319-1387). King of Aragon (1336-1387)

Peter IV (1319-1387). King of Aragon (1336-1387). Llibre de Corts Generals. Initial N with an illustration of the king. Gothic art. Miniature Painting. SPAIN. Palma de Mallorca

Background imageInitial Collection: Calixtine Code. beg. 12th c. Page 1. Initial

Calixtine Code. beg. 12th c. Page 1. Initial with Pope Callixtus IIs portrait. Romanesque art. Miniature Painting. SPAIN. Santiago de Compostela. Cathedral archive of Santiago de Compostela

Background imageInitial Collection: Penitential psalms of the Pope Innocent III written

Penitential psalms of the Pope Innocent III written in Catalan. 15th c. In the bottom, Initial with coat of arms supported by two angels. Fol.1 v. Miniature Painting

Background imageInitial Collection: Portuguese Bible. Initial with representation

Portuguese Bible. Initial with representation of the king Ahaziah of Israel (Moab), 11th c. Romanesque art. Miniature Painting. PORTUGAL. Coimbra. Coimbra University Library

Background imageInitial Collection: lfrics translation of the Lords Prayer, from a 17th centu

lfrics translation of the Lords Prayer, from a 17th century edition. With decorative initial letter.. From: Divers ancient monuments in the Saxon tongue : written seven hundred yeares agoe

Background imageInitial Collection: Erasmus?s paraphrases and commentaries on the Epistles, from

Erasmus?s paraphrases and commentaries on the Epistles, from a 1549 English edition. With decorative initial letter.. From

Background imageInitial Collection: Grays Telephone System

Grays Telephone System
A demonstration of the telephone system of Elisha Gray in New York. Gray filed a patent for the telephone on the same day as Bell, but his initial delay proved costly! Date: 1878

Background imageInitial Collection: Prince George naming the new lifeboat, Walton, Essex

Prince George naming the new lifeboat, Walton, Essex
Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902-1942), at the naming ceremony of the new lifeboat at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. The boat was named EMED

Background imageInitial Collection: Measuring an Earhquake

Measuring an Earhquake
An initial measurement of a large earthquake being made on a monitor recording at an outstation near Blacknest, near Aldermaston. Date: August 1963

Background imageInitial Collection: Arthur Rackham with initial I

Arthur Rackham with initial I
Arthur Rackham self-portrait with initial I. 20th century

Background imageInitial Collection: John Law (Card)

John Law (Card)
JOHN LAW Scottish financier in France, where he promoted the Mississippi scheme. His initial funding came from success at the gaming table. Date: 1671 - 1729

Background imageInitial Collection: Warne alphabet 1875. ABC

Warne alphabet 1875. ABC
Page from a Victorian alphabet showing A for apple, B for broom and C for cart

Background imageInitial Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. MNO

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. MNO
Page from a 19th century alphabet book with M for magpie, N for nest and O for oyster

Background imageInitial Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. DEF

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. DEF
Page from a 19th century alphabet book with D for donkey, E for eye and F for fox

Background imageInitial Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. JKL

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. JKL
Page from a19th century alphabet book with J for jar, K for kitchen and L for lion. Date: 1875

Background imageInitial Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. STUV

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. STUV
Page from a 19th century alphabet book withs for saucepan, T for tree, U for uncle and V for violets

Background imageInitial Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. GHI

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. GHI
Page from a 19th century alphabet book with G for girls, H for hand and I for Inn

Background imageInitial Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. PQR

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. PQR
Page from a 19th century alphabet book with P for police man, Q for quail and R for rabbit

Background imageInitial Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. WXYZ

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. WXYZ
Page from a 19th century alphabet book with W and X, inexplicably, for bees, honey and hives (?), Y for yacht (thats better, back on familiar territory) and Z for the good old zebra

Background imageInitial Collection: White Star Line items

White Star Line items
Five assorted items from the White Star Line, owners of the ill-fated Titanic cruise ship which sank on 15 April 1912 -- a silver cigarette case bearing the initial P and a flag, a spoon

Background imageInitial Collection: Transporting Cleopatras Needle

Transporting Cleopatras Needle
Transportation of the obelisk down the Thames, at Westminister Bridge. The cylinder ship had to be abandoned in the Bay of Biscay due to the stormy conditions of the initial leg of the journey

Background imageInitial Collection: Taking the veil in the Red Cross Service

Taking the veil in the Red Cross Service
A French nurse entering her novitiate, preparing for her probationary training. Nurses went through initial training examinations to qualify as a infirmiere

Background imageInitial Collection: Pius IX Acclaimed

Pius IX Acclaimed
Pius IX is acclaimed as a liberal when first appointed; but despite initial reforms, he will find himself in exile by the end of the year

Background imageInitial Collection: Two drivers in the cab of the Saint Bartholomew

Two drivers in the cab of the Saint Bartholomew
Development of high speed railway travel; two drivers in the cab of the Saint Bartholomew. On its initial run the locomotive arrived into Paddington three minutes early

Background imageInitial Collection: The great railway strike, Stratford

The great railway strike, Stratford
Deserted railway track at Stratford. The station was at a standstill during the great railway strike. The strike took place in the last two weeks of September 1919



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