Terrae-filius; Or, The Secret History of the University of Oxford; in Several Essays

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Terrae-filius; Or, The Secret History of the University of Oxford; in Several Essays

AMHURST, N[icholas]

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When Nicholas Amhurst, poet and political writer, published his first edition of "Terrae-filius" in 1721, Oxford University banned it for pointing out the university's faults. Amhurst had intimate, insider knowledge of Oxford and was very capable of discussing matters academic, social, political, religious and moral as they pertained to the colleges. The issues faced by Oxford in early 18th century were the same ones facing all of Britain eg. tensions between Whig and Tory, Low and High Church, etc., so that the essays present an excellent portrayal of the country during this period.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: R. Francklin
  • Edition: Third Edition
  • Date Published: 1754
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xxiii, 336 p. 18 cm. Full leather with raised bands and gold impressing on spine. Front hinge tender. Label residue front pastedown and chip from top of front free endpaper.

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