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Oxford Outside The Guide Books

Falconer Madan

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PRE-ISBNCorrigenda dated May 1923.From the authors Preface:“The present volume is an attempt to supply residents in, and visitors to, Oxford with something more about the City and University than is fairly within the scope of a Guidebook. It is notMorePRE-ISBNCorrigenda dated May 1923.From the authors Preface:“The present volume is an attempt to supply residents in, and visitors to, Oxford with something more about the City and University than is fairly within the scope of a Guidebook. It is not an itinerary, and much less a history, but aims at supplying a background to the more obvious scenes which lie about us, as we thread the maze of academic buildings. The growth of the City and University, the course of studies and of student life in medieval times, the centres of historical interest, the features which distinguish individual colleges, are taken in turn. Perhaps a perusal of these pages after hours of sight-seeing, may serve to fix in the mind some ideas which are worth remembering, when the crowd of details begins to fade away ….… Chapter IX [Some Oxford Stories] is apologised for beforehand: it is not part of the plan. The graver parts may pass: the would-be humorous parts cannot escape notice from critics who write before dinner instead of after. There are more Heracliti than Democriti, more who laugh at nothing than who laugh at everything.”pgs 173 to 216 contain The Oxford Mercat by Harry Paintin. referencing pgs 217 to 271 which contain the corresponding commercial advertising.