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

Simon Eliot

Abstract

This second volume on the history of Oxford University Press starts in 1780. In that year the Press still produced a handful of academic titles a year and rented its bible privilege to members of the book trade. By 1896 it had a huge printing works in Oxford (employing hundreds of workers who had to be managed and trained) which made some of its own paper, ink, and type — material that slowly changed the look and feel of Oxford books; it printed millions of bibles year; it had a large London business which distributed privileged and secular books; it had become a major publisher of textbooks a ... More

Keywords: Oxford, London, bible printing, Delegates, book trade, book prices, print runs, printing, publishing, paper

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199543151
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543151.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Eliot, editor
University of London

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Contents

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Introduction

Simon Eliot

Part I The Press

Chapter 4 The Workforce

Robert Banham

Part II Its Books

Chapter 8 The Bible Press

Amy Flanders, and Stephen Colclough

Chapter 10 Classics

Christopher Stray

Chapter 13 History, Law, and Literature

Simon Eliot, and Christopher Stray

Part III Its Markets

Conclusion

Simon Eliot