COLLECTORS are looking forward to Oxford’s biggest book fair of the year.

It will take place in the main hall of Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Hill Campus tomorrow, from noon until 6pm, and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Book dealers will travel to the fair from across the country and Blackwell’s rare books department will also have a stand at the event.

Oxford Book Fair, organised by booksellers Tom Lintern-Mole and Conor Pattenden, is backed by the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association.

Among the rare items up for grabs will be a manuscript inventory and letter book for the former Radcliffe Infirmary, from the 1840s, costing £495, and fine engravings of Oxford colleges in the Oxonia Illustrata, published 1675. This costs £12,500.

A Cornerstone of Arctic Exploration, edited by Ernest Shackleton, Louis Bernacchi and Apsley Cherry-Garrard, is also for sale.

Mr Lintern-Mole said earlier: “This year about 100 dealers will offer thousands of rare and collectable items.”