Things that make me smile: cottages
i would buy a perfume that smelled like a bookstore
The 15th-century Divinity School in Oxford. If only we still had lectures here…
1478: The first press begins operating at Oxford, with the university’s support, and prints an exposition of the Apostle’s Creed, attributed to St. Jerome. No printer’s name appears on the text but it is reasonable to attribute it to Theodoric Rood, a printer from Cologne. Seventeen books from this press are known to exist, in whole or in part.
The Oxford University Press Archive and Library have been generously providing us with snippets and artifacts from the Press’s history, which we share with you every Sunday. The information above is taken from our timeline, which gives you some idea of the breadth and depth of research and maintenance our archivists and librarians undertake. Please visit our Archive website, or if you’re in Oxford this summer, make an appointment to visit our Museum.
Image credit: Oxford from above at sunset. © Andrea Zanchi via iStockphoto.