An Oxford University Chest

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An Oxford University Chest is a book about the University of Oxford, written by the poet Sir John Betjeman and first published by John Miles in London in 1938.[1] The full title is An Oxford University Chest. Comprising a Description of the Present State of the Town and University of Oxford with an itinerary arranged alphabetically.

The book includes photographs by László Moholy-Nagy and illustrations by Osbert Lancaster and by Edward Bradley, the latter reproduced from the Victorian novel The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green.

The title is a pun on the University Chest, the financial treasury of the university. The book provides glimpses into the life and characteristics of the university.

A paperback edition was issued by Oxford University Press in 1979.[2]

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