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

Ian Gadd


This book is the first of three volumes covering the history of printing and publishing at the University of Oxford. This book starts from its tentative and obscure beginnings in the late fifteenth century, and then moves to the appointment of the Oxford bookseller Joseph Barnes as university printer in 1584, through a succession of university printers and the establishment of a university press in the latter half of the seventeenth century, and then to the crisis that led the University to take over the so-called Bible Press in 1780. It is a history of the books printed at Oxford, of the men ... More

Keywords: Oxford, printing, publishing, university, book trade, scholarship, William Laud, John Fell, William Blackstone

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557318
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Gadd, editor
Bath Spa University

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Ian Gadd

Part I Establishing the Press

Part II Learned and Bible Publishing 1585–1780

Chapter 16 The Bible Press

Scott Mandelbrote

Chapter 17 The Printed Page

Paul Luna, and Martyn Ould

Part III The Press in its Local, National, and International Context 1584–1780


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