History books: Sale on donation basis – 20th June

Come and take a book (or two) away, in return for a small donation (or a big donation if you like!)

Monday, 20th June, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Trevor Roper Room, History Faculty

The History Faculty are having a book sale by donation. Details as follows from Susanne Heinrich, Assistant Graduate Officer:

We managed to extract about a third of the late Hubert Stadler’s books from his house and would like to make them available to historians. The books are mainly academic, in English, and most of them in connection with medieval history, but not exclusively.

The idea behind this venture is to support students, and we will give any proceeds to the Hubert Stadler Scholarship Fund which supports History graduates. So, we welcome any size donation in exchange for a book – and if you are a poor student who puts £1 in the pot then we have supported a History student as well!

Watney book for auctionAlthough most books are quite ordinary, there is one which is bit more special:
Cornbury and the Forest of Wychwood, by Vernon Watney, 1910, leather bound, 32 x 40 x 8 cms, 296 pages. This book is available for sale on Amazon and ABE for around £300, but we have a reserve price on it of £100. We will be holding a silent auction for this book and you can submit your bid either online (this is where you can see more pictures of the book) or in person on Monday, 20th June in the History Faculty, until 12.30pm. Alternatively, you could just email me on susanne.heinrich@history.ox.ac.uk

We will not disclose any of the information about bids to anyone, and will destroy all collected data after the event. The highest bidder will be asked to contribute the promised amount to the Hubert Stadler Scholarship Fund which supports graduate students, before collecting the book.
The book can be viewed during standard office hours in the Graduate Office.

Do come and browse through the books on the 20th and tell anyone who might be interested. Any remainder will go to Oxfam in Turl Street.

Free Books Available!

An early Christmas present for our readers!

Thanks to a generous donation from the author, the History Faculty Library is delighted to offer free copies of G. M. Trevelyan: A Portrait in Letters by Peter Raina to interested historians.

'G M Trevelyan' by Peter Raina

‘G M Trevelyan’ by Peter Raina

George Macaulay Trevelyan as one of the most well-known English historians of the twentieth century; these letters give great insight into his personal as well as professional life. Peter Raina is an eminent historian, specialising in Polish history, although he has published on a wide range of topics. He is currently writing a series on the House of Lords reform.

The books are available from the book sale shelves near the library exit.

Leopold Muller Memorial Library Book Sale, Wednesday 30th April

Readers may be interested in attending a book sale organised by the Leopold Muller Memorial Library, offering former library books and periodicals on a wide range of subjects related to Jewish and religious studies. Hardbacks will be priced at £3, with paperbacks at £1.50 and folios £8.

The sale will take place this Wednesday in the main hall at Yarnton Manor, from 4-8pm. Free transport is available on the 3:45pm OCHJS minibus run from the Oxford Playhouse. (Please book your minibus seat in advance by emailing muller.library@ochjs.ac.uk)book pile


A few more additions to HFL book sale

New titles on the book sale shelf:

  • Die kaiserlichen Korrespondenzen, vol. 9 (Acta Pacis Westphalicae: Serie III. Abt. A. Münster, 2013)
  • Lettres et mémoires adressés au chancelier Séguier, 1633-1649, 2 v. (Paris, 1964)
  • The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, vol. 1-3 (London, 1968-)
  • The papers of Benjamin Franklin, vol. 21-22 (New Haven, 1982) – 2 copies
  • Locke’s travels in France, 1675-1679 (Cambridge, 1953)
  • Richelieu, Testament politique (Paris, 1947)
  • Chabot, P., The philosophy of Simondon (London, 2013)


Come along to the Lower Camera to browse through the titles – they are nesting next to the entrance and staff desk in Bay 4.  Hardbacks £2 and paperbacks £1.