Cambridge University Press 1584-1984
Cambridge University Press, Mar 30, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 329 pages
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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Precursors The Stationers and Siberch
The Letters Patent of 1534 The Stationers Company
The Foundation of the Press Thomas Thomas
Early Printers John Legate Cantrell Legge Buck and Daniel
The Commonwealth and Restoration
Bentleys Public Press
The Eighteenth Century
Waller and Roberts as Secretaries Lewis as Printer
From 1945 to 1972
Charitable Status Recognised
From 1974 to 1984
The Letters Patent of 1534
Statue J of the University The University Press
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