Tag Archives: Books

Marginalia

Although many of the books in the College library have marginalia these are usually scholarly notes relating to the text. Sometimes, however, there are drawings and doodles as well, which are always a welcome surprise! Two examples of marginalia of … Continue reading

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Star turn for Deaths Duell

A Brasenose book is currently featuring in the recently opened Shakespeare’s Dead exhibition at the Weston Library. The exhibition is co-curated by our very own Fellow Librarian and English Tutor (Prof) Simon Palfrey; on discovering that the Bodleian copy of … Continue reading

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Discovering Traherne

This term we embarked on a new initiative: The Library and Archives “In Conversation” Series. We were excited by the idea of an “in conversation” format because it offers our students and former students the opportunity to become involved by … Continue reading

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The Book Beautiful: Emilia Dilke’s Copy of Walter Pater’s Studies in the History of the Renaissance – by Lene Østermark-Johansen

One of the most beautifully bound copies of Walter Pater’s (1839-94) controversial first book, Studies in the History of the Renaissance (1873), can be found in Brasenose College Library: brown crushed Levant morocco, gilt and elaborately tooled with fillets and … Continue reading

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Corpus Juris Civilis, published in Paris in 1576 by Sebastien Nivelle

Catalogued recently in Brasenose College Library is a 5 volume set of part of the Corpus Juris Civilis, published in Paris in 1576 by Sebastien Nivelle. Not a particularly rare item in itself, but notable for it’s unusual binding and … Continue reading

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Caesar Book

A recently catalogued book from Brasenose’s rare books collection: a copy of Caesar’s collected works published in 1544 in Paris. Not especially rare in itself, there are several other copies in Oxford, but what makes this one fascinating is one … Continue reading

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A Most Dangerous Book

A Review by Andrew Sillett of A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus’s Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich. Christopher B. Krebs. New York 2011. A MOST DANGEROUS BOOK, the latest offering from Harvard’s Christopher Krebs (formerly of Oxford’s … Continue reading

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