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101 Treasures of Chetham’s

A series in which we highlight some of the Library’s most interesting stuff, which as well as famous books and manuscripts includes furniture, paintings, and objects from the museum collection.

Limited space means that much of this material is not on permanent display, making this a rare opportunity to get a closer look at some of the jewels in the Library’s crown.

Opera of St Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
Sir Henry Knyvett’s ‘Defence of this Realm’
Ben Jonson’s Plato
The Manchester Man
Sir William Hamilton: Campi Phlegraei
Tim Bobbin
Hooke’s Micrographia
Clog Almanack
Budé Bible
Thomas Barritt’s Sketchbook
Strawberry Hill
Aulus Gellius
John Dee
Newton’s Principia
Harrold’s Diary
Albert Memorial
Bolton’s Harmonia Ruralis
Henry VIII’s Prosper of Aquitaine
Saxton’s Atlas of England and Wales
Latin Vulgate Bible
Portrait of Humphrey Chetham
Plantin Polyglot Bible
Karl Marx’s Desk
Kuerden’s History of Lancashire
Fore-edge Painting
Poetry of Alain Chartier
Glass Slides
Hollingworth’s Mancuniensis
De Bry’s Emblemata
Astrologica
Rocque’s Map of London
Library of the Parish Church of Gorton
Christians Awake
Cologne Chronicle
Casson and Berry
Mouth of Hell
Manchester Scrapbook
Valentine’s Rebus
Luddite Ticket
Book of Common Prayer
Flores Historiarum
William Seward’s Diary
The Pigmy Revels
Papal Prayers of Alexander VII
Register of Swan Marks
Palm Leaf Manuscript
Hiroshige Woodblock Print
Ipomadon
Death Mask
Medical Recipes
Mandate from Walter Ralegh
General Wolfe’s Sword
Halliwell-Phillips Collection
Theatre Royal Playbills
Lysons’ Woodchester
Hogarth Prints
Gibbs’ Book of Architecture
Mercator’s Atlas
Hobson’s Musci Britannici
Lord’s Prayer in Shorthand
Bomberg Biblia Rabbinica
Homer Editio Princeps
Grant of Edward VI
De Laet’s Novus Orbis
Hymnorum de Sanctis Collectio
The Manchester Comet
John Donne’s Poems
Withering’s Account of the Foxglove
Milton’s Paradise Lost
Percival’s Census of Manchester
C16th and C17th Greek Orthodox Books
Works of the French Prophets
Southey’s Letters to Espriella
Works of Athanasius Kircher
Arabic New Testament
Works of Terence in French and Latin
James Crossley
Chetham’s Library Accessions Register and Booksellers’ Invoices
Peterloo Massacre
Besler’s Hortus Eystettensis
The Papers of Laurence Vaux
Belle Vue
Sarum Missal
Nuremberg Chronicle
Material Relating to John Dalton
The Armburgh Roll
Incline Press
William Hulme’s Survey
Acta Sanctorum
Genoa Quadruplex Psalter
William Tyndale’s New Testament
Historic Bindings from the Byrom Collection
Diaries and Life Writing
Reading Room Clock
Humphrey Chetham’s Private Papers
South West Prospect
Tractatis de nigromatia
Wooden Printing Press