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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

The History and Antiquities of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford

WOOD (Anthony à) and GUTCH (John).

WOOD (Anthony à) and GUTCH (John).

The History and Antiquities of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford: By Antony Wood, M.A. Now First Published in English, from the Original Manuscript in the Bodleian Library; with a Continuation to the Present Time: By the Editor, John Gutch, M.A. Chaplain of All Souls' College.

Extra-illustrated with an engraved frontipsiece of The Prospect of Oxford from the South near Abigdon Road.

First Edition. 4to. [272 x 205 x 50 mm]. [8]ff, 692pp. Bound in contemporary quarter calf, the boards covered with marbled paper and vellum corners, the spine divided into six panels with raised bands flanked with a gilt fillet, lettered in the second on a green goatskin label, the others with a centre tool of a dog (?) on a hillock beneath a tree, plain endleaves and edges. (Joints and headcaps expertly repaired, sides rubbed).
Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, Printed for the Editor, 1786.

With a second volume:

Appendix to the History and Antiquities of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford:
Containing Fasti Oxonienses; or, a Commentary on the Supreme Magistrates of the University: By Anthony Wood, M.A. Now First Published in English, from the Original MS in the Bodleian Library; with a Continuation to the Present Time, Also Additions and Corrections to Each College and Hall; And Indexes to the Whole. By the Editor John Gutch, M.A. Chaplain of All Souls, and Corpus Christi Colleges.
First Edition. 4to. [272 x 204 x 31 mm]. [2]ff, 330, [56] pp. Later binding of quarter calf, the boards covered with marbled paper and vellum corners, the spine divided into six panels with raised bands flanked by a gilt fillet, lettered in the second on a green goatskin label, the others with a centre tool of a bird and a cup, plain endleaves and edges.
Oxford: printed at the Clarendon Press, 1790.

Occasional spotting in the first volume, but very good copies of both works. The second volume has been bound to match the first. With the ink signature of Herbert Randolph in vol.1 and ink notes inside the rear cover referring to Francis Randolph, President of Corpus and Archdeacon of Oxford, who died in 1797. With an ink inscription in vol.1 "Charles B. Phillimore bought from the Bookseller who bought it at the sale of [...] Herbert Randolph of Marcham Berks1875". Vol.1 has Phillimore's bookplate and vol.2 was given to him by Egerton G. B. Phillimore in 1878. There are various notes on Phillimore in both volumes, written by his nephew in 1918. Both volumes have the bookplate of David Douglas.

Wood's Historia, et Antiquitates Universitatis Oxoniensis was published in 1674 and his Athenae Oxoniensis, with the Fasti, in 1691-92. This is the first printing of his original manuscripts.

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