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Athenae Oxonienses: An Exact History of all the Writers and Bishops Who Have Had Their Education in the Most Ancient and Famous University of Oxford

By Anthony Wood

1721- London- R. Knaplock, D. Midwinter and J. Tonson

16" by 9.5"; (4) 593, 139 (8)

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

DETAILS

This is a second edition of this history by Anthony Wood.

Volume II only of original two volumes.

Being a history between The fifteenth year of King Henry the Seventh A.D. 1500 to the author's death in November 1695.

Representing the birth, fortune, preferment and death of all those authors and prelates, the great accidents of their lives and the fate and character of their writings, to which are added the fasti, or annals, of the said university to the year 1690.

Anthony Wood was an English antiquary. This was his chief work and his greatest legacy.  Originally published in two volumes, Wood considered publishing a third volume which subsequently appeared as a new edition. Wood was under suspicion during the time of writing and the ledgers of the university, to which he owed his research, were removed from him after he was implicated in the Popish Plot.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding. Externally, rubbed with bumping to extremities. Small label to front board. Front joint failed with board detached but present. Rear joint cracked. Library plates to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright with scattered foxing especially to page edges. Stamp to title page. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to board.


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