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.

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.

More books added to HFL book sale

A few books have been added to our book sale:

  • The correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Vols. 1, 2 (London, Athlone Press, 1968)
  • The correspondence of Edmund Burke, Vols. 1, 2, 4 (Cambridge University Press, 1958-64)
  • Memorials of the Holles family, 1493-1656 (London, 1937) – 2 copies
  • Memoirs of Sir John Reresby, 2nd edition (London, 1991)
  • Correspondance des contrôleurs généraux des finances, Vol. 3: 1699-1708 (Paris, 1883)

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.

Free books available

There are a number of free history books available on a first come first served basis in the Old Indian Institute building common room (in the basement of the building, downstairs from the History Faculty Library).  The books cannot be reserved but are available to anyone willing to come and take them away.

They are duplicates of books already held in the Bodleian Libraries or worn out library books that have been replaced by new copies.

Example titles include:

  • Plumb’s The Growth of Political Stability in England 1675-1725
  • Camden Society’s The old cheque-book, or, Book of remembrance, of the Chapel Royal, from 1561 to 1744
  • Merot’s Du paysage en peinture dans l’Occident moderne 
  • Mattingly’s Catherine of Aragon

The History Faculty Library is currently closed, during the move of collections and services to the Radcliffe Camera and Gladstone Link.  For more information about the move, please visit our website.

Related Links: HFL move information page | SOLO | Radcliffe Camera disruption

More books added to HFL book sale

We have added some more books to our book sale.  Come along to the HFL to browse through the titles – they are nestling next to the entrance and staff desk.  Hardbacks £2 and paperbacks £1.

Available titles include:

  • Pophanken & Billeter (hgg), Die Moderne und Ihre Sammler : Franzoesische Kunst in Deutschem Privatbesitz vom Kaiserreich zur Weimarer Republik (Berlin, Akademie Verlag, 2001)
  • Knef, Hildegard, Der Geschenkte Gaul, (Verlag Fritz Molden, 1970)
  • Erinnerungen von Elard von Oldenburg-Januschau (Leipzig, Koehler & Amelang, 1936)
  • Podbielski, Gisele, Two European Lives (Antony Rowe, 1993)
  • Stratz, R. Die Toerichte Jungfrau
  • Brachvogel,  Friedemann Bach (1924)
  • Questions on German History : Ideas, forces, decisions from 1800 to the present. Historical Exhibition in the Berlin Reichstag Catalogue, 9th (updated) Edition (German Bundestag Press and Information Centre, 1984)
  • Hoskins, The age of plunder : King Henry’s England, 1500-1547 (Longman, 1976)
  • Faure,  La disgrâce de Turgot, 12 Mai 1776 (Gallimard, 1961)