Item #528 A HAND-BOOK FOR VISITORS TO OXFORD. FORE-EDGE PARKER John Henry.
A HAND-BOOK FOR VISITORS TO OXFORD
A HAND-BOOK FOR VISITORS TO OXFORD
A HAND-BOOK FOR VISITORS TO OXFORD
A HAND-BOOK FOR VISITORS TO OXFORD
A HAND-BOOK FOR VISITORS TO OXFORD
A HAND-BOOK FOR VISITORS TO OXFORD

A HAND-BOOK FOR VISITORS TO OXFORD

Oxford: John Henry Parker, Oxford, 1847. 1st Edition. Full Dark Morocco. A HAND-BOOK FOR VISITORS TO OXFORD
Published by John Henry Parker, Oxford, 1847

FORE-EDGE PAINTING
Hollywell St and Holywell Music Room

Small 8vo, xviii, 223pp + 4pp ads at rear, with 100 engraved woodcuts, folding plan of the University and City of Oxford at rear, Bound in full Morocco, with gilt pictorial design of the Bodleian Library on the upper cover. Very Good Condition.
From the Introduction on the book…
The object of the present volume is to furnish the visitor with a hand-book for the University of Oxford, and to tell him in a few words the history, and chief points of interest, of those buildings which will meet his eye in his walks about it; but whilst dealing with the particulars, it must frequently occur to him, that he ought to be told something of the universal, something of the government or directing agencies by which the whole is so well harmonized, as he sees it, as also of those characteristics which distinguish the different members of the University whom he meets in the streets. We will endeavour therefore to supply him with a summary of the constitution of the University in the present Introduction.

FORE-EDGE PAINTING
Hollywell St and Holywell Music Room
The construction of the Holywell Music Room began in 1742 to the design of the Revd Dr Thomas Camplin (Vice-Principal of St Edmund Hall and Archdeacon of Taunton), at a cost of £1,263 10s. The Music Room opened in 1748, and is probably one of the earliest buildings in Europe erected specially for musical performances. Very good. Item #528

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