Cambridge University Press 1584-1984

Cambridge University Press 1584-1984

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This readable and informative chronicle traces the unique history of the world's oldest press. It tells the story of the development of printing and publishing in the University of Cambridge, from the medieval system of resident stationers who dealt in manuscripts to the present international printing and publishing house. The story is told in the proper context of the growth of the University, which has inevitably determined the history of the Press itself; in the history of the book trade as a whole; and in the intellectual and political history of England, which at times has affected the fortunes of the Press. Amusing anecdotes and vivid descriptions of powerful and colorful personalities help to make the story enjoyable to read.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521664974
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/30/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.79(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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