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Accession Number: 93-004


Oxford Bibliographical Societyfonds. -- 1943-1957. -- 3 items.

Biography / History

The Oxford Bibliographical Society developedout of the University of Oxfords' vast publishing and librarydomain by members of the university community interested in bookcollections and publishing. It was founded on January 1, 1922at Oxford and the Society met twice a term. The first meetingconsisted of conversational lectures and the second meeting consistedof papers presented by members, or guests, and discussions. Thesecond meeting was reserved for exhibitions of important books,manuscripts and bindings. The Society had a council and subscriptionfees. (Taken from: Oxford Bibliographical Society. "Proceedings& Papers." Vol. 1, Part II, 1925.)

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Scope and Content

This fonds consists of three published volumespertaining to the Oxford University Press. The volumes are "TheFirst Minute Book of the Delegates of the Oxford University Press,1668-1756", "A Bibliography of Francis Quarles"and "William Blackstone and the Reform of the Oxford UniversityPress in the Eighteenth Century".


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This fonds was donated from an unknown source.

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Box 1

-1 The First Minute Book of the Delegates of the Oxford University Press 1668-1756 (Extra publication, 1943)

-2 A Bibliography of Francis Quarles by JohnHorden (New Series, Volume 2 1948,1953)

-3 William Blackstone and the Reform of the Oxford University Press in the Eighteenth Century by J.G. Philip (New Series, Volume 7 1955, 1957)