The Charm of Oxford (page 1/2)

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[picture: Front Cover, The Charm of Oxford]

Words and pictures from “The Charm of Oxford” by J. Wells, 1920, and illustrated by W. G. Blackall.

There is also a Project Gutenberg text edition of this book, but their images are not very good. From this edition I take it that the images and text are out of copyright, but I am not certain.

Note: the text is by Joseph Wells (1855 – 1929) and is out of copyright.

Title: The Charm of Oxford

Author: Wells, J.

Published by: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.

City: London

Date: 1920

Total items: 8

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[picture: VII.---Merton College: The Library Interior]

VII.—Merton College: The Library Interior

Merton is the oldest college in Oxford, founded in the 1270s, almost 750 years ago. This sketch gives us a glimpse inside the ancient library with its rows of books so inviting. [more...] [$]

[picture: Front Cover, The Charm of Oxford]

Front Cover, The Charm of Oxford

One of the more interesting book covers I’ve seen from this period. [$]

[picture: II.---Brasenose College Quadrangle and St. Mary's Spire]

II.—Brasenose College Quadrangle and St. Mary’s Spire

“Nowhere, except at Cambridge, can the series of architectural works be paralleles, and at both universities, the charm of their ancient buildings is enhanced by [...] [more...] [$]


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Words and pictures from “The Charm of Oxford” by J. Wells, 1920, and illustrated by W. G. Blackall.

There is also a Project Gutenberg text edition of this book, but their images are not very good. From this edition I take it that the images and text are out of copyright, but I am not certain.

Note: the text is by Joseph Wells (1855 – 1929) and is out of copyright.


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