Cambridge University Press 1584-1984

Cambridge University Press 1584-1984

ISBN-10:
0521264731
ISBN-13:
9780521264730
Pub. Date:
06/06/1984
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Cambridge University Press 1584-1984

Traces the unique history of the world's oldest press from the medieval system of resident stationers who dealt in manuscripts at the University of Cambridge to the development and growth of the present international printing and publishing organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521264730
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/06/1984
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Foreword Gordon Johnson; 1. Introduction; 2. Precursors: the stationers and Siberch; 3. The Letters Patent of 1534: the Stationers' Company; 4. The foundation of the Press: Thomas Thomas; 5. Early printers: John Legate, Cantrell Legge, Buck and Daniel; 6. The Commonwealth and Restoration; 7. Bentley's 'public Press'; 8. The eighteenth century; 9. The nineteenth century I; 10. The nineteenth century II; 11. R. T. Wright and the Secretaryship; 12. Waller and Roberts as Secretaries: Lewis as Printer; 13. From 1945 to 1972; 14. Recovery: 1972-4; 15. Charitable status recognised; 16. From 1974 to 1984; 17. Conclusion; Appendices.

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