Tag Archives: Rare 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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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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