Oxford Miscellany

Henry Frowde / Oxford University Press (London, UK)
Humphrey Milford
/ Oxford University Press
 (London, UK)
Series dates: 1906-1945
Size: 4.75″ x 6.75″

oxmisc_logoThe Oxford Miscellany series was published by Oxford University Press from about 1906 to 1943. The series name shows up on much earlier and later books but this time span encompasses what was a coherent series of about fifty titles of classics. Frowde was the Publisher to the University (in essence, head of Oxford University Press) until his retirement in 1913. Milford took over and retired in 1945. At that time the series was discontinued or forced out of print by the War.

This 1924 copy of Moritz’s Travels in England is typical of the series from the 1920s onward. A common jacket with series logo includes a prospectus for the series on the front jacket flap with a list of series titles. The price is 3s./6d.


Titles continue on the back jacket flap.


Solid, black cloth bindings with gold decorations.


The half title page:


A frontispiece illustration of the author faces the title page. The date of printing is at the bottom of the title page.



A catalog (dated October 1923) of titles in the series is included in the back of this particular book. Categories include Poetry…


…fiction, anthologies, travel and topography, literary history and criticism…


…miscellaneous and Japanese classics.