Special Collections include:
Futurist Collection: Futurist-era publications. (Image: Corrado Govoni Poesie elettriche (Ferrara: A. Taddei, 1920)
[Taylor Institution Library])
Futurism, Fascism & the Art of War: See the Taylorian's blog post about our Futurist-era collection
Moore Collection: Circa 900 volumes by and about Dante. The collection was formed by Edward Moore (1835-1916), principal of St. Edmund Hall, Taylorian Lecturer in Dante (1895-1908), and a founder of the Dante Society (1876).
Oxford Dante Society: Abstracts of papers read before the Oxford Dante Society, 2 vols., 1876-98; and a minute book of the Oxford Dante Society, 1876-1968.
Early Modern collections: See the Taylorian's blog post about our Ariosto holdings
The Bodleian Library also has an extensive collection of materials relating to Italian language and literature. Books published in the UK arrive there through the legal deposit agreement and are available for reference use, as are theses completed in Oxford in the field of Italian.
Sir Robert Taylor (1714–1788), Architect
By (or attributed to) William Miller
(Taylor Institution Library, University of Oxford)
(Image: Battista Guarini, Il pastor fido, scene from Act 1 (engraving, c. 1602; See Berthold Wiese, Erasmo Pèrcopo: Geschichte der Italienischen Litteratur, Leipzig und Wien 1910 [Wikimedia Commons])
Multiple editions of the 16th-century pastoral tragi-comedy by Battista Guarini, Il pastor fido. Records for Guarini editions held by the Taylor Institution are in the online catalogue (SOLO) as well as in a separate checklist: