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What is Red?
Little Jonny ponders the meaning of colours as he explores the landscape. He dips his toes in a blue brook, picks purple flowers, digs brown earth and finds an enormous orange pumpkin. Finally yellow sunlight and the black night show him when it is t...
Art of the Islands
Celtic, Pictish, Anglo-Saxon and Viking Visual Culture, c. 450-1050
The Celtic, Pictish, Anglo-Saxon and Viking peoples who inhabited the British Isles and Ireland from late prehistory to the Norman Conquest left a rich visual heritage whose influence continues to be felt.
This is the first book to present an illust...
Odes of Horace
At the turn of the fifteenth century, private devotionals became a speciality of the renowned Ghent-Bruges illuminators. Wealthy patrons who commissioned work from these artists often spared no expense in the presentation of their personal prayer boo...
Treasures from the Map Room
A Journey through the Bodleian Collections
This book explores the stories behind seventy-five extraordinary maps. It includes unique treasures such as the fourteenth-century Gough Map of Great Britain, exquisite portolan charts made in the fifteenth century, the Selden Map of China – the earl...
Type is Beautiful
The Story of Fifty Remarkable Fonts
Behind every typeface is a story – who designed it, and why? What are its distinctive characteristics, and what cultural baggage does it carry?
This book explores fifty of the most remarkable typefaces, dating from the birth of European printing in...
Heath Robinson's Second World War
The Satirical Cartoons
W. Heath Robinson is best known for his hilarious drawings of outlandish contraptions, though his work ranged across a wide variety of topics covering many aspects of British life. Collections of his drawings became so popular as to transform Heath R...
The Making of the Weston Library
In 1934 Sir Giles Gilbert Scott began work on designs for a substantial new library building opposite the Old Bodleian Library site in Broad Street, Oxford in order to provide much-needed space for the growing numbers of books housed in the library a...
A Dying Art
Epitaphs are a unique artform. In previous centuries they were regarded as an opportunity to celebrate, mourn, reflect on, philosophize, lament, or affirm the individual and the mystery of life and death, often giving rise to carefully crafted verse....
Famous Last Words
Who said "I should have drunk more champagne"? Did Nelson really utter "Kiss me Hardy" from his deathbed? Which statesman was, at the end, "bored with it all"? Which king begged, "Let not poor Nelly starve..."
An extraordinary number of deathbed say...
Pocket Magna Carta
1217 Text and Translation
"No freeman is to be taken or imprisoned, or dispossessed... except through the lawful judgment of his peers or through the law of the land".
"To no one shall we sell, to no one shall we deny or delay right or justice"
"Magna Carta" (or "Great Char...