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The History of Oxford University Press: Volume IBeginnings to 1780$
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Ian Gadd

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199557318

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.001.0001

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The Learned Press: Printing for the University

The Learned Press: Printing for the University

(p.278) Chapter 9 The Learned Press: Printing for the University
The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I

Ian Gadd

Oxford University Press

This chapter surveys the works printed by the press for the University of Oxford. The book describes the published catalogues of the Bodleian Library and other collections in Oxford, an area of continual innovation and development in bibliography that assured the investment in new volumes would be matched by scholarly use and an enhanced reputation for the University. Thomas James, appointed Librarian in 1599, compiled the first printed catalogue of the Bodleian Library in 1605, and supplemented it with an alphabetical author catalogue in 1620; both were printed by the printers to the University. The chapter then describes the Press's role as jobbing printer to the University, responsible for the production of various university announcements, statutes, and ceremonial programmes. The Press also printed a variety of non-scholarly works, including catalogues of graduates, schoolbooks, catechisms, keepsakes, and other ephemera; notable among these are the frequently reprinted Lily's Grammar and Marshall's Catechism.

Keywords:   Bodleian Library, catalogue, Thomas James, Thomas Hyde, Joseph Barnes, ephemera, advertisement

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