A History of Cambridge University Press: Volume 2, Scholarship and Commerce, 1698-1872

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 27, 1998 - History - 535 pages
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This second volume of the history of Cambridge University Press deals with a period of fundamental changes in printing, publishing and bookselling. The purpose of this book is not only to chronicle the history of the Press, but also to set it in this context of change: to examine how the forces of commerce collided with the hopes or demands of scholarship and education, and how, in the end, one was made to exploit the other. It opens with the new arrangements made by the University for printing in Cambridge in the 1690s, and closes on the eve of the opening of new premises in London.
 

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Contents

A world for books
1
Changes to books and the book trade
21
Founding a new press
45
Crownfield authors and the book trade
76
Crownfields later years
113
The mideighteenthcentury printing house
130
Booksellers and authors
151
Bentham and Bibles
175
Richard Watts and the beginning of stereotyping
259
Hellenism and John Smith
285
John Smith
300
London publisher and Cambridge printer
328
Enterprise authors and learning
352
Partnership
362
Macmillan
386
Opening in London
402

Baskerville and Bentham
195
An age of ferment
203
John Archdeacon
215
John Burges
245
Appendix
405
Notes
407
Index
484
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