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Title: Oxford: Brief Historical and Descriptive Notes

Author: Lang, Andrew

City: London

Date: 1896

Total items: 23

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: The Muniment Room at Merton College]

The Muniment Room at Merton College

From a Drawing by R. Kent Thomas. [more...] [$]

[picture: Christchurch College, Oxford: Staircase to the hall]

Christchurch College

Staircase to the hall at Christchurch College, Oxford
From an Etching by A. Brunet-Dubaines. [$]

[picture: Bocardo, destroyed in 1771.]

Bocardo, destroyed in 1771.

Lang says that the Bocardo Prison predated the University.

The image is signed “S. R.” [$]

[picture: Frontispiece: Magdalen Tower.]

Frontispiece: Magdalen Tower.

From an Etching by R. Kent Thomas. [$]

[picture: Bocardo, North Side]

Bocardo, North Side

The Bocardo, the mediaeval prison in Oxford, shown from the North side; the engraving is signed “S. R.” [more...] [$]


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Christchurch College ·Godstowe ·Magdalen College ·Merton College ·Oriel College ·Oxford ·Oxfordshire ·St. John's College

Pictures from Oxford: Brief Historical and Descriptive Notes by Andrew Lang, M.A., sometime Fellow of Merton College, Oxford [1844 – 1912]; sixth edition, Seely & Co. Ltd., London, 1896.

There are some more pictures of Oxford done by Haslehust, in colour.

I am working on a transcription of this book.

There is also an entry in the Nuttall Encyclopædia for Andrew Lang.


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