Tag Archives: Rupert Hart-Davis

Found in Collection: Henry James correspondence

As a result of having a large collection and limited staff, we are not always able to fully process collections in a timely manner. This means that there may be items in our collections which we are unaware of. Due … Continue reading

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Great War Poetry reading

McFarlin is proud to host a reading of World War I poems by British poets Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, and Wilfred Owen on Thursday, November 15 at 7pm in the Ann and Jack Graves Faculty Study. On Thursday, November 15th … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Find

While cataloging my way through some *ahem* backlogged books, I came across three items that presumably belonged with our Rupert Hart-Davis library. I thought it was strange that these had been passed over while the rest of the library was … Continue reading

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New Acquisition

The department’s newest acquisition is three wood engraved illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis by Peter Forster (Coll. No. 2011.032). The signed and numbered prints were made from the woodblocks used in Forster’s 1991 Folio Society edition of De Profundis, … Continue reading

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Sir Rupert Hart-Davis Collection

Sir Rupert Hart-Davis was a gentleman-publisher, author, editor and bibliophile. It has been said that nobody of Hart-Davis’s generation was so much at the heart of the English literary scene as he was. His careers in publishing, editing and writing … Continue reading

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Max Beerbohm’s Zuleika Dobson

Zuleika Dobson, written in 1911 by Max Beerbohm, is a wickedly funny satire of undergraduate life at Oxford. The beautiful Zuleika, a femme fatale, is a conjurer by profession. She manages to gain entrance to Oxford when she visits her … Continue reading

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