History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

Hardcover | December 14, 2013

EditorIan Gadd

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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 more than 50 countries. With access to extensive archives, The History of OUP traces the impact of long-term changes inprinting technology 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 aroundthe world.This first volume begins with the successive attempts to establish printing at Oxford from 1478 onwards. Ian Gadd and sixteen expert contributors chart the activities of individual university printers, the eventual establishment of a university printing house, its relationship with the University,and influential developments in printing under Archbishop Laud, John Fell, and William Blackstone. They explore the range of scholarly and religious works produced, together with the growing influence of the University Press on the city of Oxford, and its place in the book trade in general.

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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...

Ian Gadd is Professor of English Literature at Bath Spa University. He is a General Editor of the Cambridge Works of Jonathan Swift.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:752 pagesPublished:December 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of ContentsIan Gadd: Introduction to Volume IPart I: Establishing the Press1. Kristian Jensen: Printing at Oxford in its European Context 1478-15842. Jason Peacey: 'Printers to the University' 1584-16583. Vivienne Larminie: The Fell Era 1658-16864. Matthew Kilburn: The Fell Legacy 1686-17555. Matthew Kilburn: The Blackstone Reforms 1755-17806. Andrew Hegarty: The University and the Press 1584-17807. Martyn Ould: The Workplace: Places, Procedures, and Personnel, 1668-1780Part II: Learned and Bible Publishing 1585-17808. John Feather: A Learned Press in a Commercial World9. Richard Ovenden: a) The Learned Press: Printing for the University: Catalogues of the Bodleian Library and Other CollectionsMartyn Ould: b) The Learned Press: Printing for the University: Ephemera and Frequently Reprinted Works10. Vittoria Feola and Scott Mandelbrote: The Learned Press: Geography, Science, and Mathematics11. William Poole: The Learned Press: Divinity12. P. R. Quarrie: a) The Learned Press: Classics and Related Works: ClassicsDavid Money: b) The Learned Press: Classics and Related Works: New Year Books, University Verses, and Neo-Latin Works13. Alastair Hamilton: The Learned Press: Oriental Languages14. Matthew Kilburn: The Learned Press: History, Languages, Literature, and Music15. Vittoria Feola: a) The Learned Press: LawPeter Murray Jones: b) The Learned Press: Medicine16. Scott Mandelbrote: The Bible Press17. Paul Luna and Martyn Ould: The Printed PagePart III: The Press in its Local, National, and International Context 1584-178018. Ian Gadd: The University and the Oxford Book Trade19. Ian Gadd: The Press and the London Book Trade20. Ian Gadd: An International PressIan Gadd: Conclusion