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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Kindle Edition, 86 pages
Published May 12th 2012 (first published February 22nd 2008)
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Matt
Dec 31, 2012 Matt rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
i came across this while searching for something else, and give Oxford is where i live these days, i thought it looked interesting enough to warrant a read. and.....i suppose it is, given appropriate expectations.

it was apparently published in or around 1910. the style is rather breathless and gushing, and archaic even given its age. its historical descriptions are entertaining (and, i thought, vaguely reminiscent of modern history programmes), and it's fun to compare Edwardian Oxford with the p
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Charles D Price
Nov 26, 2014 Charles D Price rated it it was ok
Descriptive, but needs pictures.

I chose this book looking to develop a better understanding of the history and people of Oxford. I have gotten some of the history, but in a book so given to architectural descriptions and devoid any supporting illustrations it becomes tedious.
Westley
Mar 05, 2015 Westley rated it really liked it
Expect something different

If you thought this was a dictionary, you misread the title. Reading through this book, you can feel the emotions of the author as he expounds on the various sights, sounds, and experiences of the historical town of Oxford, England. The phrasing feels a bit of unless you are familiar with the patterns of Victorian English. Many passages deserve to be read aloud, very loud!
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