A History of Cambridge University Press

A History of Cambridge University Press

Vol. 1, Printing and the Book Trade in Cambridge, 1534-1698

eBook - 1992
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This is a definitive history of Cambridge University Press, the oldest press in the world. The origins of the modern University Press sprang from the charter granted to the University by Henry VIII in 1534, to provide for printers who would be able to work outside London and serve the University, and these volumes chart the history of the Press from 1534 to 1972. Volume I sets the early history of the Press in the context of authors, University authorities, and readers, and the wider issues of the book trade in Britain and overseas. Volume II deals with a period of fundamental changes in printing, publishing, and bookselling from 1698-1872 examining how the forces of commerce collided with the hopes or demands of scholarship and education. The final volume examines the ways in which the Press established itself as an international organisation with authors and customers across the world.
This is the first of three volumes concerning the history of the oldest press in the world,a history that extends from the sixteenth century to the present day.
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.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992
ISBN: 9780511007347
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiv, 500) : illustrations


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