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The images used on the front page and in the header of all other pages are all copywrited, reproductions of which are available on postcards from either the Bodleian Library or the Ashmolean Museum. Information on individual images can be found on the right of this screen.

 Portrait of Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel (1566-1646) by Rubens. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. The works of Galen (1625) in the Bodleian. William Green, 'An Oxford Book Auction' (1747). The 'Oxford Crown' of Charles I, 1645.
Peter Paul Rubens, 'Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel' (1566-1646). © Ashmolean Museum
Gothic lettering on vellum binding on the spines of the works of Galen (1625) in the Bodleian.
William Green (Junior), 'An Oxford Book Auction' (1747). © Bodleian Library The 'Oxford Crown' of Charles I, engraved by Thomas Rawlins and struck at the Oxford Mint in 1644.

Agas map of Oxford detailThe map image used in the header is an amended version of the Ralph Agas map of Oxford, originally drawn in around 1578. This copy was engraved by W. Williams in 1732 (© Bodleian Library). A larger version can be viewed at the Bodleian's Map Case.

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