A History of Cambridge University Press, Volume 1: Printing and the Book Trade in Cambridge, 1534-1698

A History of Cambridge University Press, Volume 1: Printing and the Book Trade in Cambridge, 1534-1698

by David McKitterick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521308011

ISBN-13: 9780521308014

Pub. Date: 09/28/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first volume in a new three-volume history of the University Press, which will eventually bring the story as far as modern times: the next volume (on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries) is in preparation. The history is not only about University printers and their work—especially scholarly, schoolbook, Bible, prayer book and almanac

Overview

This is the first volume in a new three-volume history of the University Press, which will eventually bring the story as far as modern times: the next volume (on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries) is in preparation. The history is not only about University printers and their work—especially scholarly, schoolbook, Bible, prayer book and almanac publishing (the University Printers were England's largest suppliers of almanacs in the late seventeenth century)—but also about the rest of the seventeenth century book trade in Cambridge, London, continental Europe and North America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521308014
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Series:
A History of Cambridge University Press Series, #1
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.89(d)

Table of Contents

1. Perspectives; 2. The charter of 1534; 3. University stationers, 1534-1583; 4. Prejudice and the printing privilege; 5. Thomas Thomas, 'the puritan printer'; 6. John Legate, printer by profession; 7. Cantrell Legge and the University's common cause; 8. A new beginning: Thomas Buck and Roger Daniel; 9. An uneasy partnership; 10. Privileged books; 11. Books for university teaching; 12. Authors and printers; 13. By due authority: licence and the title to print; 14. Running the printing house; 15. Type, paper and other necessities; 16. Civil war and the interregnum; 17. John Field and the opportunities of office; 18. John Hayes and the limits of independence; 19. Looking at a wider world; 20. Conclusion; Appendixes; Index.

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