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A full-list of the Treasures held at Leeds Central Library. Click on an image to find out more. Or click the link to view a full list of the Special Collections.

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The Book of Hours: a 15th-century Illuminated Manuscript 

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The Saxton Atlas: a 16th-century map of England and Wales

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The Cistercian Missal: a 16th-century liturgical book, possibly from the library at Kirkstall Abbey

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The Ducatus Leodiensis: Ralph Thoresby’s history of Leeds – published in 1715 and later annotated by Thomas Wilson

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Incunabula: books printed prior to 31st December, 1501 – including the Liber chronicarum (published in 1497 and also known as the Nuremberg Chronicle)

Leeds Pottery Drawing Books: pen and ink drawings used as a guide and record of products

Leeds Pottery Drawing Books: pen and ink drawings used as a guide and record of products

The Great European War: newscuttings from Gledhow Hall hospital during World War I

The Great European War: scrapbook of cuttings from Gledhow Hall hospital during the First World War

William Boyne’s History of Leeds: a grangerised edition of Thoresby’s Ducatus Leodiensis – containing newscuttings and illustrations by local artists

Willy Riley’s manuscript edition of his Windyridge novel