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Modern Political Papers
This is an illustrated introduction to the collections of political papers – the private papers of politicians, public servants, journalists and others active during the last 150 years – which constitute an essential source for the study of modern Br...
Wonderful Things from 400 Years Collecting
The Bodleian Library 1602-2002
Taking its title from Howard Carter's famous description of his first glimpse of the treasures of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922, this book offers a timeless portrait of highlights representing the range of the Bodleian Library's unique collections. The...
Napoleon and the Invasion of Britain
Chronicling the real fear of a Napoleonic invasion of Britain from 1798 to 1805, this book reconstructs Britain's political, social and military response, and tells the story of the forces dividing the nation in the 1790s, and the debates underlying...
From the Bodleian's Pre-1920 Catalogue
This title includes books from the collection of J. A. Lukaszwicz (1799-1873), and other titles appearing under the label "Libri Polonici" n the Bodleian's pre-1920 holdings, totalling about 1600 items.
Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942
Reproduced from the Original Typescript, War Department, Washington, DC
In 1942 the United States War Department distributed a handbook to American Servicemen advising them on the peculiarities of the "British, their country, and their ways". The guide was intended to lessen the culture shock for those embarking on their...
Chapter of Kings
Exhibiting the Most Important Events in the English History
Henry Eighth from 1509 to 1547 – in his reign the Bible was translated into English – toward the end of his life he was extremely corpulent On 1 August 1818, the Napoleonic Wars had ended, and King George III was on his deathbed, but still two years...
Father Christmas ABC
This very special picture book is an unusual and utterly enchanting ABC, entirely devoted to the theme of Christmas. Each image opens a window onto some form of festive celebration, from the lighting of the candles on the tree, to bell-ringing, ice s...
Instructions for British Servicemen in France, 1944
In 1944 the British War Office distributed a handbook to British soldiers informing them what to expect and how to behave in a newly-liberated France. Containing candid descriptions of this war-ravaged society (widespread malnourishment, rampant tube...
MS. Junius 11 (Institutional Version)
A Digital Facsimile of Oxford
Of the four major surviving manuscripts of Anglo-Saxon poetry, "MS Junius 11" is the only one which is illustrated. It contains four poems based on the Old Testament: Genesis A and B, Exodus, Daniel, and Christ and Satan. The Genesis stories are illu...
Queen Elizabeth's Book of Oxford
Ms Bodley 13a, a Facsimile with Introduction and Translation
Among the many gifts presented to Queen Elizabeth during her week-long visit to Oxford in the summer of 1566, none is more remarkable than this manuscript history of the University illustrated with exceptionally fine drawings of its buildings. Though...