Dr Radcliffe's Library

Dr Radcliffe's Library

The Story of the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford

Hardback94pp Illustrated233x153mm

9781851244294     Product Code: 512709


Educated at Oxford, John Radcliffe (1650–1714) earned vast sums of money as a successful physician to royalty and the aristocracy. At his death, he bequeathed sufficient funds to his alma mater for the building of a new library on a site between St Mary’s and the Bodleian. Beginning with a profile of Radcliffe, this illustrated study traces the history of an architectural masterpiece and its use, from Nicholas Hawksmoor’s initial schemes to its continuing role within Oxford’s library service.

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