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An Englishwoman in California An Englishwoman in California
By Bodleian LibraryZoe Klippert

Hardback, 240 pages
223 x 146 x 25 mm
ISBN 9781851243440

RRP £25.00
Publication 15 Sep 2010

A niece of Jane Austen and a novelist herself, Catherine Hubback wrote regularly to her eldest son John and his wife Mary. Her letters offer an articulate, detailed commentary on life in California by a gentlewoman managing a household and finding her place in a new world

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The First English Dictionary of Slang 1699 The First English Dictionary of Slang 1699
By John SimpsonBodleian Library

Hardback, 224 pages
204 x 138 x 23 mm
ISBN 9781851243488

RRP £12.99
Publication 14 Sep 2010

The first work dedicated solely to the subject of slang words and their meanings, this book is a lost gem originally intended to educate the polite London classes in the parlance of thieves and ruffians, should they be so unlucky as to wander into the 'wrong' parts of town.

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De Uiris Illustribus / On Famous Men De Uiris Illustribus / On Famous Men
By John LelandBodleian LibraryJames P. CarleyJames P. CarleyCaroline Brett

Hardback, 1028 pages
234 x 159 x 56 mm
ISBN 9781851243679

RRP £120.00
Publication 04 Aug 2010

John Leland recorded the contents of English monastic libraries in 1533 before they were dispersed. His booklists are a remarkable testament to medieval and early modern habits of book collecting. This comprehensive, important edition of 'De uiris illustribus' by the world's leading expert on John Leland includes a new translation.

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The Original Rules of Tennis The Original Rules of Tennis
By Tim HenmanJohn Barrett

Hardback, 64 pages
155 x 106 x 11 mm
ISBN 9781851243181

RRP £5.99
Publication 04 Jun 2010

While Jeu de paume has been played in France for hundreds of years, the modern game of tennis dates from 1874. Published in association with the All England Lawn Tennis Club (Wimbledon), this book examines the history of the rules of tennis from their first codification to the present day

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John Aubrey and the Advancement of Learning John Aubrey and the Advancement of Learning
By William PooleBodleian Library

Paperback, 112 pages
248 x 182 x 9 mm
ISBN 9781851243198

RRP £25.00
Publication 01 May 2010

Remembered today for his 'Brief Lives', John Aubrey (1626-97) was one of the foremost scholars and antiquaries in the great decades of the British scientific revolution. This richly illustrated book is the first accessible guide to Aubrey's many diverse achievements as a biographer, antiquary, mathematician, and all-round virtuoso.

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The Itineraries of William Wey The Itineraries of William Wey
By Francis DaveyFrancis Davey

Hardback, 272 pages
239 x 165 x 26 mm
ISBN 9781851243044

RRP £27.99
Publication 01 Apr 2010

Granted special dispensation by Henry VI to go on lengthy pilgrimages, William Wey made three trips between 1456 and 1462 - to Compostella, Rome, and the Holy Land. This is the first modern translation of Wey's travelogues, offering compelling insights into travel, religious faith, and the topography of medieval Europe.

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John Fuller and the Sycamore Press John Fuller and the Sycamore Press
By Ryan RobertsRyan RobertsBodleian Library

Hardback, 160 pages
222 x 146 x 18 mm
ISBN 9781851243235

RRP £29.99
Publication 01 Apr 2010

Established in 1968, John Fuller's Sycamore Press published some of the most critically acclaimed writers of the past half-century including W.H. Auden, Philip Larkin, and Peter Porter. The press ceased operations in 1992, but remains an excellent example of the unique qualities associated with the small press movement in England.

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Crossing Borders Crossing Borders
By Piet van BoxelSabine Arndt

Paperback, 128 pages
250 x 184 x 12 mm
ISBN 9781851243136

RRP £24.99
Publication 17 Nov 2009

This is a fascinating study of the role of Jews in the transmission of culture and science in medieval Europe, beautifully illustrated with images from the Hebrew holdings at the Bodleian Library, one of the largest and most important collections of Hebrew manuscripts worldwide

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The Life of Anthony Wood in His Own Words The Life of Anthony Wood in His Own Words
By Nicolas K. Kiessling

Hardback, 256 pages
240 x 162 x 26 mm
ISBN 9781851243082

RRP £35.00
Publication 01 Nov 2009

Anthony Wood is one of the most colourful and informative chroniclers of seventeenth-century Britain. He describes the skirmishes between parliamentarian and royalist forces in the 1640s and the return of King Charles II in 1660. His account of his own life is peppered with famous people, including Christopher Wren and John Locke

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Talking About Detective Fiction Talking About Detective Fiction
By P. D. James

Hardback, 160 pages
205 x 138 x 18 mm
ISBN 9781851243099

RRP £12.99
Publication 23 Sep 2009

From the tenant of 221b Baker Street to the Golden Age of detective writing between the wars, P.D. James shares her personal thoughts about a genre which has fascinated her for nearly fifty years as a novelist. Widely regarded as the queen of the detective novel, this book by P.D. James is sure to appeal to all aficionados of crime fiction.

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