The new edition of Charles Ball's An Historical Account of Winchester with Descriptive Walks is the first in a collection of titles focusing on the wealth of books held in the libraries of Winchester Cathedral, Winchester City, Winchester College and the University of Winchester.
We're delighted to be able to launch the Winchester Series with a new edition of this fascinating book, said Professor Christopher Mulvey, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Winchester and Trustee of the English Project. Charles Ball was a historically-learned and religiously-minded inhabitant of Winchester. In fact, his greatest reader was John Keats and his poem Ode to Autumn was inspired by one of Ball's walks.
The launch event included talks by journalist and historian Edward Fennell of Hyde900 and Crispin Drummond, Managing Director of P&G Wells Booksellers, where the original edition of Charles Ball's book was published on the premises in College Street, Winchester in 1818.
The launch of An Historical Account of Winchester with Descriptive Walks (Winchester University Press) took place at the Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester on Thursday 24 June at 7pm.