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Alfred Jewel and Other Late Anglo-Saxon Metalwork, The: Ashmolean Handbook Series by David A. Hinton
Ancient Greek pottery by Michael Vickers
Ashmolean Museum: A History of the Museum and Its Collections (Ashmolean Handbooks) by Arthur MacGregor
Continuity and Change (Ashmolean Handbooks) by Katharine Eustace
Drawings by Michelangelo & Raphael (Border Lines Series) by Catherine Whistler
Embroideries & Samplers from Islamic Egypt by Marianne Ellis
English Delftware (Ashmolean Handbooks) by Anthony Ray
English Embroideries of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries in the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum by Mary Brooks
Finger Rings: Ancient to Modern (Ashmolean Handbooks) by Diana Scarisbrick
Frames & Framing (Ashmolean Handbooks) by Timothy J. Newbery
French Drawings and Watercolours: Poussin to Cezanne (Ashmolean Handbooks) by Jon Whiteley
Glass of Four Milleninia (Ashmolean Handbooks) by Martine Newby
Indian Paintings from Oxford (Ashmolean Handbooks) by Andrew Topsfield
Islamic Ceramics (Ashmolean Handbooks) by James W. Allan
J. M. W. Turner by Luke Harman
Japanese decorative arts of the Meiji period 1868-1912 by Oliver Impey
Miniatures (Ashmolean Handbooks) by Richard Walker
Ruskin's Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean-Christie's Handbooks) by Nicholas Penny
Samuel Palmer by Colin Harrison
Scythian and Thracian Antiquities (Ashmolean Handbooks) by Michael Vickers
Twentieth Century Paintings: in the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Handbooks) by Katharine Eustace

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