Victorian And Edwardian Oxford From Old Photographs - John Betjeman; David Vaisey;B. T. Batsford, 1971, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.
Illustrated with B&W photographs. The authors have here collected and annotated a nostalgic and representative selection of pictures dating from the early days of photography in the middle of the last century to the years immediately before the First World War. Here may be seen Ruskin's undergraduate disciples abortively road-making at Iffley; the O'Shea brothers at work on the decorative carving of the new Museum; a coach-and-four on the frozen Isis in the bitter January of 1891; a succession of Oxford worthies which includes Benjamin Jowett, Sir Henry Acland, F. H. Bradley, Fr. Benson, F. E. Smith, Hillaire Belloc and W. R. Morris; the traditional Sweeps' May Day Procession; choristers beating the bounds on Ascension Day; a Jubilee ox-roast at Osney; St Giles Fair in the 'nineties; Morris Dancers at Headington…
Size: 10" x 7½"