The King James Authorized Version of The Holy Bible published in 1611 still attracts superlatives as the most beautiful book written in the English language
If she were alive would Jane Austen be amused by amounts of money given for notable editions of her First Impressions – is pride or prejudice dictating price?
The Summer Show at the Bodleian Libraries is a fantastical, fabulous display of Magical Books: from the Middle Ages to Middle-earth + relative paraphernalia
An archive of papers of scholar and Anglo Irish Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom (1968-1972) Cecil Day-Lewis CBE (1904-1972) has been donated to the Bodleian
The Bodleian Libraries at Oxford are safeguarding and showcasing outstanding texts and ephemera so we can all enjoy the benefits of 21st century enlightenment
In 2012 The Bodley Medal has been awarded to Australian Peter Carey, who is the author of twelve novels, the most recent of which is the highly acclaimed ‘The Chemistry of Tears”
The Romance of the Middle Ages an exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford in 2012 showcased manuscripts early printed books and romanz, romantic literature
The Bodleian Libraries at Oxford are putting on show for the first time the original manuscript of the ‘boys own’ essential reading material Lord of the Flies. It is a human behaviour story par excellence about order and chaos, capture and torture, morality and immorality, being civilised and the dreadful consequences of completely uncivilised behaviour.
The Bodleian Libraries at Oxford in England have announced the newly acquired letters of renowned Czech author Franz Kafka (1883 – 1924) to his favourite sister Ottla, who died in the death camp at Auschwitz during World War II, are on public display for the first time.
The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford have recently digitized Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, a comprehensive code of Jewish Law. This means the manuscript can now be consulted, browsed and read by those inhabiting cyberspace
It is really only since the Victorian Age that early maps of the world went from being considered amusing relics of dark-age ignorance held up to public scorn and ridicule to being seen as an essential element in understanding the medieval world-view. They are important to anyone with an interest in the art, literature, philosophy and social structure of that time.
The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford has acquired at a Sotheby’s auction the last Jane Austen original manuscript, which has been in private hands