Marks of Genius
Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries
Presenting 130 treasures now preserved in Oxford, this volume examines how the idea of ‘genius’ has been understood through history. Manuscripts and printed books from around the world illustrate the revolutionary ideas of individuals as well as the beautiful results of artistic collaboration. Also featured are ephemera and artefacts associated with geniuses (Mendelssohn’s conducting batons, a portrait of Galileo) and material that was donated to the Bodleian (books from Christopher Wren’s library, Dorothy Hodgkin’s hand-drawn insulin map).
The American Arsenal
The World War II Official Standard Ordanance Catalogue
During the Second World War, the US Ordnance Department set about producing a definitive catalogue of army equipment to counteract inconsistent information in circulation in unofficial publications and to avoid the parallel development of similar equipment by different departments. The exhaustive master guide, reconstructed from the original loose-leaf version, contains descriptions, specifications and over 900 photographs and drawings of vehicles, weapons, ammunition and equipment from the M4 Sherman tank to the M1 helmet.
Albert the Great
A Selectively Annotated Bibliography (1900–2000)
This is the first comprehensive bibliography and research guide to the literature on the great Dominican, Albertus Magnus (d.1280). Organized by category (Life and Works, Theology, Albert’s Sources etc), some 2,500 entries include articles and monographs as well as texts, editions and translations of Albert’s works.
This meticulously detailed bibliography of the work of Julian Symons (1912–1994) covers the many genres in which he wrote, from crime fiction and poetry to biography and literary studies, and includes both books and contributions to periodicals. There is a preface by HRF Keating, a chronology and Symons's 'Autobiographical Notes' are reprinted in full from Contemporary Authors' Autobiography (Detroit, 1986). No jacket.
Collective Biography of Women in Britain, 1550-1900
A Select Annotated Bibliography
Against the common feminist view that women have been hidden from history, Oldfield presents bibliographic proof of 'women's persistent presence in that often naive but always influential mode of history - the collective biographies of Western Europe.' Her chronologically ordered bibliography covers collective biographies of women, with details of their subjects, from William Bircher's The Nobylytte of Wymen (c.1559) to the 1901 Dictionary of National Biography Supplement. No jacket.
Compiled with access to the poet's own collection of books and manuscripts, this volume presents a meticulously researched listing of the work of WH Davies (1871-1940), from The Soul's Destroyer (1905) to the posthumously published Young Emma (1980). With an index of first lines and detailed chronology. No jacket.
A Bibliography 1997–2013
This is the first definitive bibliography of JK Rowling's work, from the beloved Harry Potter series to the adult fiction published under her own name and the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Compiled with the co-operation of Rowling herself, her agent and key publishing figures, it provides details of each English-language edition published in the UK and the USA. Including extracts from correspondence and archives, the book sheds new light on the author's career and dispels many rumours.
Calendar of State Papers: Domestic Series
Reign of Anne. Vol II 1704-1705
Representing the official archive of two secretaries of state - Sir Charles Hedges and Robert Harley - this volume is largely concerned with the conduct of the War of Spanish Succession and the French support for the Old Pretender, James Francis Edward. The documents calendared were generated in Ireland, Scotland and England and run from April 1704 to October 1705 - a period which saw the capture of Gibraltar (July 1704) and victories at Donauworth and Blenheim as well as preliminaries for the Anglo-Scottish union. No jacket.
The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
Comprising more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, the Continuum Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to American literature, surveying its growth and development from Puritan writers of colonial times to the best-selling authors writing today. The volume also contains 70 substantial articles on topics and genres, from abolitionism to young adult literature, all cross-referenced to the biographical entries. Most articles include bibliographic information and there is an index of authors.