History of Oxford University Press: Volume II: 1780 to 1896

Hardcover | December 14, 2013

EditorSimon Eliot

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The story of Oxford University Press spans five centuries of printing and publishing. Beginning with the first presses set up in Oxford in the fifteenth century and the later establishment of a university printing house, it leads through the publication of bibles, scholarly works, and theOxford English Dictionary, to a twentieth-century expansion that created the largest university press in the world, playing a part in research, education, and language learning in 50 countries. With access to extensive archives, The History of OUP traces the impact of long-term changes in printingtechnology and the business of publishing. It also considers the effects of wider trends in education, reading, and scholarship, in international trade and the spreading influence of the English language, and in cultural and social history - both in Oxford and through its presence around the world.By the late eighteenth century, the University Press was both printer and publisher. This volume charts its rich and complicated history between 1780 and 1896, when transformations in the way books were printed led, in turn, to greater expertise in distributing and selling Oxford books. Simon Eliotand twelve expert contributors look at the relationship of the Press with the wider book trade, and with the University and city of Oxford. They also explore the growing range of books produced - including, above all, the creation and initial publication of the Oxford English Dictionary.

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The story of Oxford University Press spans five centuries of printing and publishing. Beginning with the first presses set up in Oxford in the fifteenth century and the later establishment of a university printing house, it leads through the publication of bibles, scholarly works, and theOxford English Dictionary, to a twentieth-centur...

Simon Eliot is Professor of the History of the Book in the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. He directs the MA in the History of the Book, and the London Rare Books School. He is a visiting professor of book history at the Open University, where he set up the Reading Experience Database (RED)...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:December 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199543151

ISBN - 13:9780199543151

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Table of Contents

Simon Eliot: General IntroductionPart One: The Press1. Mark Curthoys: The Press and the University2. Simon Eliot: The Evolution of a Printer and Publisher 1780-18963. Simon Eliot: Machines, Materials, and Money4. Robert Banham: The Work Force5. Maureen Green: The Look of the Books6. Mary Hammond: The London Connection7. John Feather: Authors and PublishersPart Two: Its Books8. Amy Flanders with Stephen Colclough: The Bible Press9. Michael Ledger-Lomas: Theology, Divinity, Sermons10. Christopher Stray: Classics11. Christopher Stray: Educational Publishing12. Jonathan Topham: Science, Mathematics, and Medicine13. Simon Eliot and Christopher Stray: History, Law, and Literature14. Elizabeth Knowles: Dictionaries and Other Works of ReferencePart Three: Its Markets15. Simon Eliot: The Press and the Book Trade16. Stephen Colclough: Press Books in the UK17. Robert Fraser: Press Books abroadSimon Eliot: ConclusionAppendices