Cambridge University Press 1584-1984

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 30, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 329 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
Precursors The Stationers and Siberch
6
The Letters Patent of 1534 The Stationers Company
22
The Foundation of the Press Thomas Thomas
35
Early Printers John Legate Cantrell Legge Buck and Daniel
50
The Commonwealth and Restoration
68
Bentleys Public Press
87
The Eighteenth Century
104
Waller and Roberts as Secretaries Lewis as Printer
194
From 1945 to 1972
224
Recovery 19724
246
Charitable Status Recognised
265
From 1974 to 1984
284
Conclusion
306
The Letters Patent of 1534
316
Statue J of the University The University Press
318

The Nineteenth Century I
124
The Nineteenth Century II Charles John Clay and the Partnership
151
R T Wright and the Secretaryship
172
University Printers 15831984
320
Index
321
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