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Typographic Firsts Adventures in Early Printing
ISBN: HB: 9781851244737, Bodleian Library Publishing, March 2019
208 pp., 24.5x19 cm , 70 colour illus.
How were the first fonts made? Who invented italics? When did we work out how to print in colour? Many of the standard features of printed books were designed by pioneering typographers and printers in the latter half of the fifteenth century. Altho...
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£25,00
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Oxford Freemasons A Social History of Apollo University Lodge
ISBN: HB: 9781851244676, Bodleian Library Publishing, November 2018
240 pp., 27.8x22.6 cm , 74 colour illus.
Over the past 200 years, many thousands of undergraduates have been initiated into membership of Apollo – the Masonic Lodge of the University of Oxford. These have included such diverse figures as Oscar Wilde, Osbert Lancaster, Samuel Reynolds Hole,...
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£35,00
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Sindbad the Sailor and Other Stories from the Arabian Nights
ISBN: HB: 9781851245017, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2018
256 pp., 24.2x19 cm , 23 colour illus., 1 black&white illus.
The much-loved tales from "The Thousand and One Nights" first appeared in English translation in the early nineteenth century. The popularity of these ancient and beguiling tales set against the backdrop of Baghdad, a city of wealth and peace, stoked...
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£30,00
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Devil's Dictionary The Patriotic Art of Lying for One's Country
ISBN: HB: 9781851245079, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2018
256 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm
In 1881 Ambrose Bierce, journalist and former soldier for the Union army in the Civil War, began writing satirical definitions for the San Francisco Wasp, and then for William Randolph Hearst's "San Francisco Examiner". Bierce was launched on a journ...
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£12,00
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Hungry Goat
ISBN: HB: 9781851245031, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2018
40 pp., 24.7x20 cm , fully illustrated
The (very) hungry goat has a big appetite which gets him into all kinds of adventures. He'll eat anything, from pigs swill to frying pans and even barbed wire. As a result he grows fatter and fatter until one day he gobbles up something that sends hi...
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£12,00
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It's All Greek Borrowed Words and their Histories
ISBN: HB: 9781851245055, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2018
224 pp., 18.4x11.8 cm , 30 black&white illus.
Most of us are aware that words such as geometry, mathematics, phobia and hypochondria derive from ancient Greek, but did you know that marmalade, pirate, sketch and purse can also trace their linguistic origins back to the Athens of 500 bce? This b...
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£12,00
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Martin Lister and his Remarkable Daughters The Art of Science in the Seventeenth Century
ISBN: HB: 9781851244898, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2018
224 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm , 46 colour illus., 33 black&white illus.
Martin Lister, royal physician and fellow of the Royal Society, was an extraordinarily prolific natural historian with an expertise in shells and molluscs. Disappointed with the work of established artists, Lister decided to teach his daughters, Sus...
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£25,00
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Noise in the Night
ISBN: HB: 9781851245048, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2018
48 pp., 24.7x20 cm , fully illustrated
Every night Sherri hears noises that keep her awake. There's a tap-tap, a tick-tock, a toot-toot and a mysterious noise that stops as soon as she calls out to the rest of the household. One night she wakes up five times and even her pet dog and cat a...
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£12,00
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Rare & Wonderful Treasures from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
ISBN: PB: 9781851244843, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2018
224 pp., 22x22 cm , 150 colour illus.
Since its foundation in 1860, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History's world-renowned collections have become a key centre for scientific study and its much-loved building an important icon for visitors from around the world. The museum now...
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£20,00
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Real McCoy and 149 other Eponyms
ISBN: HB: 9781851244980, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2018
144 pp., 18.4x11.8 cm
The English language is rich with eponyms – words that are named after an individual – some better known than others. This book features 150 of the most interesting and enlightening specimens, delving into the origins of the words and describing the...
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£9,00
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