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A History of Cambridge University Press, Vol. 1: Printing by David McKitterick

By David McKitterick

This is often the 1st quantity in a brand new three-volume heritage of the collage Press, to be able to ultimately carry the tale so far as sleek instances: the subsequent quantity (on the eighteenth and 19th centuries) is in guidance. The heritage isn't just approximately collage printers and their work--especially scholarly, schoolbook, Bible, prayer e-book and almanac publishing (the college Printers have been England's greatest providers of almanacs within the past due 17th century)--but additionally in regards to the remainder of the 17th century ebook alternate in Cambridge, London, continental Europe and North the United States.

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47–53, repr. in Miscellanea cartographica, pp. 213–20; and Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici; bibliography of terrestrial, maritime and celestial atlases and pilot books, published in the Netherlands up to 1880, 6 vols. (Amsterdam 1967–85). For the business press, see especially John J. McCusker, ‘The business press in England before 1775’, The Library, 6th ser. 8 (1986), pp. 205–31. For music, see Charles C. Humphries and William C. Smith, Music publishing in the British Isles, 2nd edn (Oxford 1970), pp.

Wormald and C. E. Wright (1958), pp. 148–75. 40 Ker, Pastedowns, pp. vii–viii. It will be gathered from these dates that the dissolution of monastic libraries did not necessarily make as great a contribution to the history of the morphology of the book as did the casting aside of unwanted manuscripts by secular bodies and private individuals. For the use of manuscripts as binding materials at Canterbury in the second half of the sixteenth century, see N. R. Ker, Medieval manuscripts in British libraries, 2 (Oxford 1977), pp.

With the population increase in the town came over-crowding, the number increasing to about 7,750 by the 1620s and to about 8,000 by 1674. Much of this increase was in the poorer parishes, away from the centre, and it seems that much of it was associated with agriculture. In other words, while the local non-University population grew, the number of those able and ready to take advantage of the presence of 9 University Printers may not have grown very greatly. As a town, rather than as a university town, Cambridge may have offered comparatively few opportunities to the ordinary book trade.

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