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A History of Cambridge University Press

A History of Cambridge University Press

Volume 2. Scholarship and Commerce, 1698–1872

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Part of A History of Cambridge University Press

  • Date Published: September 1998
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521308021

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  • This second volume of the history of Cambridge University Press deals with a period of fundamental change 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.

    • The second volume in a three-volume history of the world's oldest Press
    • Covers a period of fundamental change in printing, publishing, and bookselling
    • Sets the story of the Press in a wide social and economic context, particularly in discussing the London book trade
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...magesterial....well written, in an accessible style, and simply packed full of information. Both academic and nonacademic historians in a number of fields will find useful information in this book." Anita Guerrini, The Public Historian

    "...this is one book that is almost worth its outrageous price. It is well written, in an accessible style, and simply packed full of information." The Public Historian

    "David McKitterick's bound to become a classic of its kind and serve as a model to all those who undertake to recount the story of any major publishing house." L&C

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1998
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521308021
    • length: 535 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 182 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.575kg
    • contains: 33 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of abbreviations
    Note on currency
    1. A world for books
    2. Changes to books and the book trade
    3. Founding a new press
    4. Crownfield, authors and the book trade
    5. Crownfield's later years
    6. The mid eighteenth-century printing house
    7. Booksellers and authors
    8. Bentham and Bibles
    9. Baskerville and Bentham
    10. An age of ferment
    11. John Archdeacon
    12. John Burges
    13. Richard Watts and the beginning of stereotyping
    14. Hellenism and John Smith
    15. John Smith
    16. John Parker: London publisher and Cambridge printer
    17. Enterprise, authors and learning
    18. Partnership
    19. Macmillan
    20. Opening in London

  • Author

    David McKitterick, University of Cambridge

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