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Oxford’s online Bodleian archive: illumination for all

Oxford’s Bodleian library has archives full of rare and beautiful treasures. Putting these online for all to enjoy is a brilliant, democratic move


How to win favour with a prince

I am presently writing a chapter for the Oxford Illustrated History of the Book, which is being edited by James Raven. I have 9,000 words to cover ‘the Middle Ages’. 607 more words


Sunday, 19th July 2015

Another late-sixteenth-century manuscript, newly discovered in the Duke Humfrey’s Library of the Bodleian, apparently contains a previously unknown textual variant of the second casket scene from… 142 more words



Today we explored Oxford city!

We’ve discovered that most people who serve you in shops over here aren’t English, so we had some trouble ordering from the Italian (?) lady at Starbucks, then had a pretty terrible coffee while waiting for a bank appointment. 343 more words


'The Clarke Plato'

‘The Clarke Plato’: the oldest manuscript (discounting papyrus fragments) for about half the dialogues of Plato, perhaps once the first volume of a two-volume set. Commissioned by Arethas of Patrae (bishop of Caesarea, 902-c.

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A dedication from the publisher - Tauchnitz volume 500

The 500th volume in any series of books is an achievement well worth celebrating, and Bernhard Tauchnitz was justifiably proud when he reached that milestone in 1860.  527 more words

Vintage Paperbacks

"Waterloo - Couldn't escape if I wanted to"*...

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo** this week, The Bodleian Library is featuring it’s Curzon Collection of political prints from the period of the Napoleonic wars– including several British and French cartoons depicting Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo. 388 more words