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Revolution! - Sayings of Vladimir Lenin (Paperback): The Bodleian Library Revolution! - Sayings of Vladimir Lenin (Paperback)
The Bodleian Library
R288 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R50 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Without a revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.' Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and founder of the USSR, was profoundly aware of the power of words. As a zealous orator and prolific writer, he used his words to launch a soaring critique of imperialist society and to theorize the development of the world's first socialist state. Much of his writing was translated into English in order to further the Socialist cause. This book is a compilation of some of Lenin's most famous sayings, taken from speeches, tracts, letters and recorded conversations. They expose his views on topics ranging from democracy to terrorism, from religion to Stalin's untrustworthiness and from education to music. Accompanied by a range of arresting images, including contemporary propaganda posters, photographs, portraits, illustrations and Soviet art, these aphoristic proclamations offer an insight into the atmosphere of pre- and post-Revolutionary Russia and the mind of one of the twentieth century's most defining political figures.

German Invasion Plans for the British Isles, 1940 (Hardcover): Bodleian Library the German Invasion Plans for the British Isles, 1940 (Hardcover)
Bodleian Library the
R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"I have decided to prepare for, and if necessary to carry out, an invasion against England."--Adolph Hitler, July 16, 1940
Operation Sealion was the codename for the Nazi invasion of Britain that Hitler ordered his generals to plan after France fell in June 1940. Although the plan ultimately never came to fruition, a few sets of the Germans' detailed strategy documents are housed in the rare book rooms of libraries across Europe. But now the Bodleian Library has made documents from their set available for all to peruse in this unprecedented collection of the invasion planning materials.
The planned operation would have involved landing 160,000 German soldiers along a forty-mile stretch of coast in southeast England. Packets of reconnaissance materials were put together for the invading forces, and the most intriguing parts are now reproduced here. Each soldier was to be given maps and geographical descriptions of the British Isles that broke down the country by regions, aerial photographs pinpointing strategic targets, an extensive listing of British roads and rivers, strategic plans for launching attacks on each region, an English dictionary and phrase book, and even a brief description of Britain's social composition.
Augmenting the fascinating documents is an informative introduction that sets the materials in their historical and political context. A must-have for every military history buff, "German Invasion Plans for the British Isles, 1940" is a remarkable revelation of the inner workings of Hitler's most famous unrealized military campaign.

The Book Lovers' Anthology - A Compendium of Writing about Books, Readers and Libraries (Paperback, 2nd edition): Bodleian... The Book Lovers' Anthology - A Compendium of Writing about Books, Readers and Libraries (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Bodleian Library the
R293 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R49 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Much reading is like much eating, wholly useless without digestion' - R. South 'If I had read as much as other men, I should have been as ignorant as they' - T. Hobbes 'Choose an author as you choose a friend' - W. Dillon 'A blessed companion is a book - a book that, fitly chosen, is a life-long friend,' wrote Douglas William Jerrold, over a hundred years ago. Major writers through the centuries have turned their minds to the subject of books, often with humour, sometimes with exasperation, always with affection. Between the covers of this rich selection are excerpts from the poetry of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Milton and Donne, among many others. Novelists such as Austen, Dickens, Eliot and Swift have often paused in their fiction to extol the virtues of libraries, books and 'the pleasant smell of paper freshly pressed', or to satirize them mercilessly. Interspersed with these are the meditations of the great diarists and essayists of past centuries - Johnson, Boswell, Macaulay, Ruskin and Montaigne - writing in letters, journals and lectures on the vital importance of 'bright books' to the intellectual life of the nation. Can books corrupt? How do badly written books help the serious reader? How rife is plagiarism? Does reading excessively damage your eyesight? Which is the best-loved library? These questions and many more are vigorously discussed in this essential anthology for bibliophiles.

How to be a Good Mother-in-Law (Hardcover): Bodleian Library the How to be a Good Mother-in-Law (Hardcover)
Bodleian Library the
R139 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R21 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Everyone knows a joke about mothers-in-law, but what are the golden rules you need to become a popular one? The authors of this pioneering guide, first published in the 1930s, aimed to dramatically improve relationships for all the family with sound advice which is as relevant today as it was in the early twentieth century: 'If your opinion is not sought, don't volunteer it.' Practical tips are given on a range of issues, such as how to visit a married daughter, how best to interact with grandchildren, how not to pass comment at the dinner table and what degree of independence should be granted to married sons. The guide even contemplates living with the married couple and offers advice on how to negotiate this situation, as well as giving examples of how not to behave on your son or daughter's wedding day. Packed with amusing scenarios of provocative behaviour as well as pithy advice, and illustrated with contemporary line drawings, this charming guide will win over both novices and veterans in this much maligned role.

112 Gripes about the French (Hardcover, Revised): Bodleian Library 112 Gripes about the French (Hardcover, Revised)
Bodleian Library
R90 R82 Discovery Miles 820 Save R8 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When American troops arrived in Paris to help maintain order at the end of the Second World War they were, at first, received by the local population with a sense of euphoria. However, the French soon began to resent the Americans for their display of wealth and brashness, while the US soldiers found the French and their habits irritating and incomprehensible. To bridge the cultural divide, the American generals came up with an innovative solution. They commissioned a surprisingly candid book which collated the GIs' 'gripes' and reproduced them with answers aimed at promoting understanding of the French and their country. The 'gripes' reveal much about American preconceptions: 'The French drink too much', 'French women are immoral', 'The French drive like lunatics ', 'The French don't bathe', 'The French aren't friendly' are just some of the many complaints. Putting the record straight, the answers cover topics as diverse as night-clubs, fashion, agriculture and sanitation. They also offer an unusual insight into the reality of daily life immediately after the war, evoking the shortage of food and supplies, the acute poverty and the scale of the casualties and destruction suffered by France during six years of conflict. Illustrated with delightfully evocative cartoons and written in a direct, colloquial style, this gem from 1945 is by turns amusing, shocking and thought-provoking in its valiant stand against prejudice and stereotype.

Jane Austen: Illustrated Quotations (Paperback): The Bodleian Library Jane Austen: Illustrated Quotations (Paperback)
The Bodleian Library
R288 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R50 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Here I am once more in this Scene of Dissipation and vice, and I begin to find already my Morals corrupted.' Much loved for the romantic plot lines of her novels and witty observations on relationships, Jane Austen was also a prolific letter writer and penned many acerbic, ironic and poignant commentaries on a range of subjects. To her sister Cassandra she wrote with candid humour about the effects of the Peninsular War, on her dislike of parties and social obligations, and about her impressions of London. Her characters speak often, sometimes with bitter sarcasm, of women's inequality, ageing and the disappointments of marriage. Drawing together fifty quotations from Jane Austen's letters and novels with vibrant illustrations which illuminate everyday aspects of life in the Georgian era, this beautifully produced volume is the perfect gift for Janeites everywhere.

New Bodleian - Making the Weston Library (Paperback): Bodleian Library New Bodleian - Making the Weston Library (Paperback)
Bodleian Library
R877 R825 Discovery Miles 8 250 Save R52 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1934 Sir Giles Gilbert Scott began work on designs for a substantial new library building opposite the Old Bodleian Library site in Broad Street, Oxford in order to provide much-needed space for the growing numbers of books housed in the library and the number of readers using them. Opened in 1946 (having been delayed by the Second World War), for seventy years the New Bodleian served the academic community and readers visiting Oxford, housing 3.5 million items. Scott's innovative designs meant that the New Bodleian became a Grade II-listed building in 2003. In 2009, thanks to a generous bequest from the Garfield Weston Foundation, plans got underway for a complete refurbishment of the building to meet the needs of twenty-first-century research and the Bodleian's expanding collections. The architects Wilkinson Eyre were appointed to develop the project adapting the Grade II listed building for its new use as a special collections library while keeping the facade intact. Their brief was to redesign reading rooms for the consultation of rare books, manuscripts, archives, music and maps, provide new research facilities (including support for digital scholarship), new teaching facilities, improved conservation laboratories, state-of-the-art storage for Bodleian Libraries' valuable special collections and enhanced public access through a new entrance hall and exhibition space. This book tells the story of how the vision for the Weston Library was realized. Like the project itself, it represents a collaboration between clients and consultants as they place the project in context, describing in detail the many architectural, academic, curatorial and heritage issues addressed throughout the process, and the challenges of meeting the needs of an internationally renowned, four-hundred-year-old institution in the twenty-first century.

The Food Lovers' Anthology - A literary compendium (Hardcover): Bodleian Library the The Food Lovers' Anthology - A literary compendium (Hardcover)
Bodleian Library the
R571 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R312 (55%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour.' - Talleyrand 'He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.' - Jonathan Swift 'There is no love sincerer than the love of food' wrote George Bernard Shaw in 1903. Poets, novelists, chefs and gourmands before and after him would seem to agree. Collected in this anthology is a mouth-watering selection of excerpts on the subject of eating, drinking, cooking and serving food, guaranteed to whet every reader's appetite. Themed sections group together poetry and prose on grapes and bottles, the ideal cuisine, hangover cures and vivid vignettes of dinner-party behaviour, including Mrs Gaskell eating peas with a knife. There are stories about food fit for kings, a duchess's 'rumblings abdominal', fine dining, eating abroad, cooking at home and gastronomic excesses. A section on food and travel features Edmund Hillary's meal at the summit of Everest, Ernest Shackleton's dish of penguin in the Antarctic and Joshua Slocum on the unfortunate effects of cheese and plums while sailing solo around the world. Also on the menu are limericks, short-tempered cooks, recipes, fantasy food, special feasts, iron rations, tips on opening oysters and the uses and abuses of coffee. Featuring writers as diverse as Brillat-Savarin, Edward Lear, John Keats, Collette, Charles Dickens, Maria Edgeworth and Marcel Proust and interspersed with a generous helping of cartoons, this is a perfect gift for foodies, chefs, picnickers and epicurean explorers.

Tolkien Smaug Journal (Notebook / blank book): Bodleian Library the Tolkien Smaug Journal (Notebook / blank book)
Bodleian Library the
R281 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R83 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Bodleian Library's exciting new range of journals showcases gorgeous illustrations from our collections on the covers. Designed to be easily portable or to fit in a small bag, each hard cover journal is 207 x 140mm, with 160 lined pages of high quality paper. Every journal is finished with a sturdy elastic band closure, ribbon marker and elastic pen holder. An expanding wallet for storing papers is also included on the inside back cover. Produced to a high standard with careful attention to finishing and details, they make the perfect gift for all writers and stationery lovers.

Tolkien Raft-elves Journal (Notebook / blank book): Bodleian Library the Tolkien Raft-elves Journal (Notebook / blank book)
Bodleian Library the
R290 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R82 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Bodleian Library's exciting new range of journals showcases gorgeous illustrations from our collections on the covers. Designed to be easily portable or to fit in a small bag, each hard cover journal is 207 x 140mm, with 160 lined pages of high quality paper. Every journal is finished with a sturdy elastic band closure, ribbon marker and elastic pen holder. An expanding wallet for storing papers is also included on the inside back cover. Produced to a high standard with careful attention to finishing and details, they make the perfect gift for all writers and stationery lovers.

How to be a Good Motorist (Hardcover): Bodleian Library the How to be a Good Motorist (Hardcover)
Bodleian Library the
R138 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R20 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How should a motorist converse with the police? Should you switch off your headlights when another car approaches? What parts of the engine can you fix with a sheet of emery paper, insulating tape and copper wire? The 1920s heralded the age of motoring with the arrival of the 'affordable' Austin Seven and the increasing popularity of Morris Motors in Britain. Yet the first edition of the Highway Code would not appear for another decade and the rules of the road were rudimentary to say the least. This charming and practical guide provides enduring advice to novice motorists on how to cope with such hazards as skidding, headlight dazzle and sheep on the road, much of which is still instructive on today's car journeys. Many of the author's observations will strike a chord with the modern driver: 'When driving, look on all other drivers as fools...'. Others evoke the style and etiquette of a glamorous bygone era: 'A good chauffeur... will save his employer a great deal of expense'; 'an average speed of twenty miles per hour... allows you and your passengers to see something of the countryside'. Covering such topics as unscrupulous second-hand car dealers, women drivers and 'dashboard delights', this little book provides all the information needed to get maximum enjoyment out of the open road, complete with leisurely picnics and a little light motor-car maintenance.

Pocket Magna Carta - 1217 Text and Translation (English, Latin, Hardcover): Bodleian Library Pocket Magna Carta - 1217 Text and Translation (English, Latin, Hardcover)
Bodleian Library 1
R166 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R27 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'No freeman is to be taken or imprisoned, or dispossessed ... except through the lawful judgment of his peers or through the law of the land.' 'To no one shall we sell, to no one shall we deny or delay right or justice.' Magna Carta (or 'Great Charter' of English Liberties) is one of the most important documents in legal history. Originating as a peace treaty agreed between King John and a group of powerful barons at Runnymede near Windsor on 15 June 1215, it enshrined in law the concept of individual liberty and defined the role of the monarch towards the people. The charter was successively revised and reissued throughout the thirteenth century by England's monarchs, and the ideas expressed in it had a profound influence, as seen in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Latin text of one version of this landmark document (the 1217 issue of Henry III) is transcribed here in full, together with a modern translation and an introduction which traces the background to the making of the charter and its subsequent revisions through the centuries. It also explains how this text has become an enduring symbol of freedom in Britain and throughout the world.

London Map Journal (Notebook / blank book): Bodleian Library the London Map Journal (Notebook / blank book)
Bodleian Library the
R281 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R83 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Bodleian Library's exciting new range of journals showcases gorgeous illustrations from our collections on the covers. Designed to be easily portable or to fit in a small bag, each hard cover journal is 207 x 140mm, with 160 lined pages of high quality paper. Every journal is finished with a sturdy elastic band closure, ribbon marker and elastic pen holder. An expanding wallet for storing papers is also included on the inside back cover. Produced to a high standard with careful attention to finishing and details, they make the perfect gift for all writers and stationery lovers.

The Book Lovers' Anthology - A Compendium of Writing about Books, Readers and Libraries (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Bodleian... The Book Lovers' Anthology - A Compendium of Writing about Books, Readers and Libraries (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Bodleian Library the
R576 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R117 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"A blessed companion is a book--a book that, fitly chosen, is a lifelong friend."--Douglas William Jerrold
"Much reading is like much eating, wholly useless without digestion."--Robert South
"If I had read as much as other men, I should have been as ignorant as they."--Thomas Hobbes"
Can books corrupt? Do badly written books sharpen or dull the minds of their readers? Ought we to take seriously the old saw that excessive reading can damage one's sight?
"The Book Lovers' Anthology" offers answers to these questions and many more with a remarkable collection of reflections on the book--by the writers whose books are among the world's best known and best loved.
Throughout the centuries, books have been a source of fascination--and sometimes frustration--for writers. Between the covers of the "Anthology" are excerpts from the novels of Jane Austen, George Eliot, and Jonathan Swift, among many others, all of whom paused in their fiction to extol the virtues of the written page. Those who are taken with the smell of books will find a like mind in Charles Dickens, who waxed poetic about the "pleasant smell of paper freshly pressed." Very avid readers might even nod in knowing agreement with John Donne, who declared, "I shall die reading." Other poets whose musings on libraries or books are excerpted for the "Anthology "include Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Milton, and Chaucer. These writings are interspersed by the meditations of essayists and diarists--among them, Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, John Ruskin, and Michel de Montaigne--of centuries past.
With contributions from major writers across ages and genres, this is an essential anthology for which any bibliophile will want to find space on the shelf.

How to Be a Good Lover (Hardcover): Bodleian Library the How to Be a Good Lover (Hardcover)
Bodleian Library the 1
R140 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R26 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Across the centuries, few experiences in life rival the excitement and emotional intensity of falling in love. Yet from the moment we set eyes on a special someone, the path to their heart seems strewn with devastating pitfalls. What if the object of our affection hates the way we wear our hair, finds our kisses lacking, or resents our talk of former loves?How does one go about successfully wooing a future husband or wife? Fortunately, there are time-honored strategies to avoid these pitfalls and help us attract and keep the paramour of our dreams.Written in the 1930s for would-be lovers from the British middle-class, "How to be a Good Lover" is a delightfully antiquated guide that takes readers of both sexes through all the stages of a relationship, from the initial meeting to courtship, engagement, and marriage. In addition to weighing in on the proper age gap, dating outside one's class, and the etiquette of gifting, the book brims with age-old nuggets of advice that range from practicalities such as "don't attempt kissing in a canoe unless you are both able to swim"""and "don't kiss your lover with your hat still on your head" to more substantial advice such as the admonishment to show respect to your potential partner's parents. Charmingly illustrated with line drawings from the period, "How to be a Good Lover" is by turns humorously old-fashioned and timeless, and it offers sage advice for all hoping to one day find love.

26 Postcards from the Collections - A Bodleian Library A to Z (Postcard book or pack): Bodleian Library the 26 Postcards from the Collections - A Bodleian Library A to Z (Postcard book or pack)
Bodleian Library the
R313 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R80 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Bodleian Library is home to innumerable cultural treasures from every corner of the globe, assembled over a period of four hundred years of collecting. Structured around the alphabet, this book contains twenty-six detachable postcards, each featuring a rare or beautiful masterpiece from maths and music to medicine and literature, including Shakespeare's First Folio, the Gutenberg Bible, sixteenth-century anatomical drawings by Vesalius and the Magna Carta. Presented in a handsome paper binding, these beautiful cards are perfect for you to display, or send to friends.

The Art of Letter Writing (Hardcover, New): Bodleian Library the The Art of Letter Writing (Hardcover, New)
Bodleian Library the 1
R222 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R42 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'The Art of Letter Writing' gives over fifty examples of the perfect letter for any occasion. Unsure how to break off an engagement, accept an invitation to a country house weekend, complain about a courier or write to a countess? This book contains numerous elegant and nuanced examples covering every possible social scenario. Filled with timeless advice and charming historical detail, this book is the perfect gift for anyone who ever struggled to write a letter, offering encouragement and amusement alike.

Rough List Of Works Known Or Supposed To Have Been Published At Oxford, But Not In The Bodleian Library Up To July, 1882... Rough List Of Works Known Or Supposed To Have Been Published At Oxford, But Not In The Bodleian Library Up To July, 1882 (Paperback)
Bodleian Library
R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rough List Of Works Known Or Supposed To Have Been Published At Oxford, But Not In The Bodleian Library Up To July, 1882... Rough List Of Works Known Or Supposed To Have Been Published At Oxford, But Not In The Bodleian Library Up To July, 1882 (Hardcover)
Bodleian Library
R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Carte Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. a Report, by C.W. Russell and J.P. Prendergast... (Hardcover): Charles... The Carte Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. a Report, by C.W. Russell and J.P. Prendergast... (Hardcover)
Charles William Russell, Bodleian Library; Created by John Patrick Prendergast
R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Carte Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. a Report, by C.W. Russell and J.P. Prendergast... (Paperback): Charles... The Carte Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. a Report, by C.W. Russell and J.P. Prendergast... (Paperback)
Charles William Russell, Bodleian Library; Created by John Patrick Prendergast
R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shelley's Prose in the Bodleian Manuscripts (Hardcover): Bodleian Library Shelley's Prose in the Bodleian Manuscripts (Hardcover)
Bodleian Library; Andre Henri Koszul
R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Three Catalogues - Describing the Contents of the Red Book of the Exchequer, of the Dodsworth Manusc (Hardcover): Bodleian... Three Catalogues - Describing the Contents of the Red Book of the Exchequer, of the Dodsworth Manusc (Hardcover)
Bodleian Library; Joseph Hunter, Roger Dodsworth
R865 Discovery Miles 8 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Three Catalogues - Describing the Contents of the Red Book of the Exchequer, of the Dodsworth Manusc (Paperback): Bodleian... Three Catalogues - Describing the Contents of the Red Book of the Exchequer, of the Dodsworth Manusc (Paperback)
Bodleian Library; Joseph Hunter, Roger Dodsworth
R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shelley's Prose in the Bodleian Manuscripts (Paperback): Bodleian Library Shelley's Prose in the Bodleian Manuscripts (Paperback)
Bodleian Library; Andre Henri Koszul
R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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