- the library of Oxford University, reestablished by Sir Thomas Bodley, 1545–1613, English diplomat and scholar.
- of, relating to, or belonging to this library.
Origin of Bodleian
Examples from the Web for bodleian
Historical Examples of bodleian
Baxter's Procrustes is one of the publications of the Bodleian Club.
Mr. Blades mentions a white book-worm, slain by the librarian of the Bodleian.The Library
Poets, in the Bodleian, says that the second edition was in 8vo.Microcosmography
One of these, from the Bodleian Library, is here figured (fig. 79).
This library—now the central portion of the Bodleian—had been completed about 1480.
- the principal library of Oxford University: a copyright deposit library
Word Origin for Bodleian
from Sir Thomas Bodley (1545-1613), who in 1597 refounded the library at Oxford University.