Oxoniensis Academia:

Pointer (John)

Oxoniensis Academia:

or, the antiquities and curiosities of the University of Oxford. Giving an account of all the public edifices, both ancient and modern, particularly the Colleges and Halls, with their Chapels and Libraries; their most remarkable Curiosities and antique Customs ...

Description: FIRST EDITION, a little browned in places, pp. xii, 254, [2], 12mo, contemporary calf, double gilt fillets on sides, double gilt fillets on either side of raised bands on otherwise plain spine, corners bumped, headcaps defective, vertical surface cracks to spine, still a good copy

Publication Details: Printed for S. Birt and J. Ward ... Sold also by J. Fletcher, and J. Barrett, at Oxford; and T. Merrill, at Cambridge, 1749

Notes: First, and apparently the only, edition, a late production of the antiquary John Pointer (1686-1754), 'largely derivative, though not without new details of some interest. In it Pointer identified the author of the account of the Bodleian Library in Ayliffe's book as John Hudson, Bodley's librarian' (ODNB).

Bibliography: (Cordeaux & Merry 21; ESTC T144896)

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Price: £300

Subject: Travel & Topography

Published Date: 1749

Stock Number: 65624

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