“The Royal Academy of Arts has a Historic Book Collection which contains some 12,000 volumes published between 1500 and 1920. The collection includes many rare titles reproducing the masterpieces of medieval and post-Renaissance European art and architecture; detailed archaeological surveys of the civilisations of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt; volumes of engravings recording civil, military and religious festivals, ceremonies and costume; and original editions of virtually all the early treatises on painting, drawing, sculpture, architecture, printmaking, anatomy, perspective, colour theory, art collecting and connoisseurship.”
These books require specialise handling and digitisation techniques and one of my best moments was digitising a reproduction of the famous Giorgio Vasari, Le Vite De' Piu Eccellenti Pittori, Scultori, E Architettori.
Also: A Collection Of The Dresses Of Different Nations, Ancient and Modern. Particularly Old English Dresses and The Designs Of Inigo Jones