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October 23, 2014

New editions added to OSEO

October’s update adds editions to the 18th Century, Renaissance, and Early 17th Century modules…

September 23, 2014

Oxford University Press signs licensing agreements to include over 250 major editions in OSEO

Discover more about which publishers and academic societies have licensed scholarly editions to OSEO...

September 11, 2014

Whose muse mews?

See if you can you match the cat with the writer in this quiz

July 7, 2014

Early Drafts of Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Rogers, co-editor of The Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke: Drafts for the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, looks at the differences between these two drafts...


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Fanny Burney visits William and Caroline Herschel and explores their telescope
From The Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney

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