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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.

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: Magdalen Tower From Christchurch]

Magdalen Tower From Christchurch

From an Etching by A. Brunet-Debaines [$]

[picture: Oriel Street.]

Oriel Street.

From a Drawing by A. Brunet-Debaines.

S. Paterson signed the engraving. [$]

[picture: Godstowe]

Godstowe

“ Any places of strength in Oxford would command the roads leading to the north and west, and the secure, raised paths that ran through the flooded fens to the ford or bridge, if bridge [...]grand pont, where Folly Bridge now spans the Isis. Somewhere near Oxford, the roads that ran towards Banbury and the north, or towards Bristol and the west, would be obliged to cross the river. The water-way, too, and the paths by the Thames’ side, were commanded by Oxford. The Danes, as they followed up the course of the Thames from London, would be drawn thither, sooner or later, and would covet a place, which is surrounded by half-a-dozen deep natural moats.” (p. 9) [more...] [$]

[picture: Oxford Castle]

Oxford Castle

From an Etching by A. Brunet-Debaines. [more...] [$]

[picture: St John's College, Oxford]

St John’s College

From a Drawing by A. Brunet-Debaines. [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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