Publications available to buy from the Library

Recent Publications

Book cover - The King's Cathedral:A History of St Frideswide's Priory and Oxford CathedralThe King's Cathedral:A History of St Frideswide's Priory and Oxford Cathedral
Judith Curthoys

This volume is the first account of the convent, priory and cathedral for nearly a century.


Book cover - Winckelmann and Curiosity in the 18th-century Gentleman's LibraryWinckelmann and Curiosity in the 18th-century Gentleman's Library
Katherine Harloe, Cristina Neagu and Amy C. Smith (eds.)

This volume accompanies the exhibition open in the Upper Library at Christ Church from 26 June to 26 October 2018.



Western MSS catalogue coverA Descriptive Catalogue of the Western Manuscripts to c. 1600, in Christ Church, Oxford
Ralph Hanna and David Rundle (eds.)

The first in a planned series of manuscript catalogues offering detailed codicological, textual and historical descriptions. The volume is published by the Oxford Bibliographical Society.


Book cover - Stones of Christ Church cover The Stones of Christ Church; The Story of the Buildings of Christ Church, Oxford
Judith Curthoys

The volume tells the fascinating story of the buildings of this remarkable institution – both college and cathedral – throughout its five centuries, and of those who brought them into being.


Book cover - Jewish BooksJewish Books and their Christian Readers: Christ Church Connections
Rahel Fronda

This volume accompanies a major exhibition, which deals with the wealth of Hebraica and Judaica at Christ Church and around, following the story of Hebrew studies in Oxford from the late 16th century until the end of 18th century.


Beazley-CoverBeazley and Christ Church:  250 Years of Scholarship on Greek Vases
Diana Rodríguez Pérez, Thomas Mannack and Cristina Neagu

This book is an aid to undergraduates studying for Mods, Prelims, Greats, and Finals, postgraduates, and anyone else interested in Greek vases and the history of scholarship.   


Songs of Innocence-coverSongs of Innocence and of Experience (limited edition) 
William Blake

A selection of plates printed by Michael Phillips on the replica of William Blake’s rolling press in Christ Church Upper Library. Each set contains 16 plates printed on English hand-made wove paper of c.1927, presented in a labelled drop-back box. 


Lewis Carroll-CoverThe Photographs of Lewis Carroll: A Catalogue Raisonné
Edward Wakeling

With nearly 1,000 images, many never before published, this catalogue presents every surviving photograph taken by Lewis Carroll and confirms his stature as one of the most important amateur photographers of the Victorian era.

Other Worlds-CoverOther Worlds and Imaginary Beings: From Medieval Illumination to 19th-Century Drawings
Hector McDonnell and Cristina Neagu

The volume accompanied an exhibition aimed at revealing how widespread pagan and Christian imagery about imaginary being is. It contains studies about Lewis Carroll, Medieval Monsters and Lord Mark Kerr, and Fabulous Beings in Manuscripts and Early Printed Books.


Cardinal College-CoverThe Cardinal`s College. Christ Church, Chapter and Verse
Judith Curthoys

An authoritative and impeccably researched new history revealing in superb breadth and detail the College`s fascinating story.



Byrd Masses-CoverMasses for 3, 4 and 5 voices: Christ Church Library, Mus. 489- 493
William Byrd, with an introduction by Kerry McCarthy (DIAMM Facsimiles)

Byrd wrote three settings of the Latin mass and published them discreetly as pamphlets. This is the last music he published before leaving the surroundings of the royal court.


Also available

P.W. Kent, Some Scientists in the Life of Christ Church, Oxford (2001). £2
A brief summary of the scientific achievements of Christ Church men.

Christopher Haigh, 1546: Before and After. The making of Christ Church (1996). £1
A lecture given in 1996 to commemorate Christ Church`s 450th anniversary.

David Fletcher, The Emergence of Estate Maps: Christ Church, Oxford, 1600-1840 (1995). £15
A study of the use of mapping for estate management using the Christ Church collection. Rich in illustration from the archive.

E.G.W. Bill, Education at Christ Church, Oxford, 1660 - 1800 (1988). £10
An in-depth study of the teaching of students during the eighteenth century.

Jean Cook and John Mason (eds.), The Building Accounts of Christ Church Library, 1716-1779 (1988). £15
A transcription of the accounts kept with the library`s manuscripts, with commentaries on the craftsmen and the donors. Illustrated.

E.G.W. Bill and J.F.A. Mason, Christ Church and Reform, 1850-1867 (1970). £10
The nineteenth century constitutional changes covered in immense detail.

W.G. Hiscock, Henry Aldrich (1960). £20
An illustrated biography of one of Christ Church`s best-known deans.                                 

B. Denholm-Young, A Cartulary of the Medieval Archives of Christ Church (1931). £5
A catalogue of the Medieval records relating to properties which were given to Christ Church in 1546. Most of these documents are now in the Bodleian Library.

Hugh Trevor-Roper, Christ Church, Oxford. £2
Brief history of the College