On Display: Artwork by Violet Oakley

On Display: Artwork by Violet Oakley

In celebration of Women’s History month in March, the Research & Special Collections team has put together a display with work by Violet Oakley (1874–1961). This prolific artist gained prominence in her field at a time when women’s talents were rarely recognized. Oakley was also a student of Christian Science.

Tēs theias graphēs, palaias dēladē kai neas diathēkēs, hapanta = Divinae scripturae, veteris ac novi testamenti, omnia,        innumeris locis nunc demum, et optimorum librorum collatione, et doctorum virorum opera, multo quam unquam antea emendatiora, in lucem edita. (Vorw.: Philipp Melanchthon)

Tēs theias graphēs, palaias dēladē kai neas diathēkēs, hapanta = Divinae scripturae, veteris ac novi testamenti, omnia, innumeris locis nunc demum, et optimorum librorum collatione, et doctorum virorum opera, multo quam unquam antea emendatiora, in lucem edita. (Vorw.: Philipp Melanchthon)

Published: Basel: John Hervagius, 1545. Folio. Rebound in half-leather and cloth. Fourth complete Bible printed in Greek. The first complete Greek Bible was printed in Venice in 1518. Device of three-headed Hermes featured on both the title page and last page. Preface by Phillip Melancthon, a friend of Martin Luther. Language: Greek and Latin. [Greek: All of the Holy Scripture, to wit, of the Old and New Testament…]

The Bible, that is, the Holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament, translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers languages. With most profitable annotations upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance.

The Bible, that is, the Holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament, translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in divers languages. With most profitable annotations upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance.

Published: London: Christopher Barker, 1599. Octavo. Brown leather. “The Book of Psalms: Collected into English Meter” included. Another example of the “Breeches Bible.” Leaf containing Genesis Chapter 3, where “breeches” wording is found, is missing. Language: English

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