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Fay Godwin - Black sky at Callanish 1980

Images Online gives you instant access to thousands of the greatest images from the British Library's collections. Offering unparalleled access to the vast array of "Treasures" of the British Library including Shakespeare's First Folio, the manuscript of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Leonardo da Vinci's Notebook , Handel's Messiah, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures Under Ground [in Wonderland] as well as sacred texts such as the Sultan Baybars' Qur'an, the Lindisfarne Gospels, and the Golden Haggadah. Images related to all these texts are available to license via Images Online.


Historical texts are just one source of our stunning images. Antiques, antique maps, furniture, architecture,  anthropological artefacts, glass, ceramics, and many many others also feature in the collection.


We add to Images Online on a daily basis through picture research and from ongoing projects within the Library. To keep up to date on new images, news of Images Online events, and web developments, please visit our Images Online News and Events pages and be sure to sign up and opt in to our e-news alerts. If you are looking for inspiration, visit our Images Online Spotlight page where we showcase our fantastically diverse collections.


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