A Short History of Cambridge University Press (2nd Revised edition)
By: Michael Black (author)Paperback
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A Short History of Cambridge University Press is an account of the world's oldest press, from the publication of the Press's first book in 1584 through to the present day. It emphasises the constitutional basis of the Press, which is an essential part of its parent university, and highlights the moments of change and crisis: Richard Bentley's revival in the 1690s, the Victorian renaissance in the 1850s, the rise of modern university publishing, two world wars, the crisis of the early 1970s - resolved by Geoffrey Cass's bold reconstruction - and the printing and publishing expansion of the 1990s. This history brings out the unique nature of the Press, which is an educational charitable enterprise, trading with vigour throughout the world and publishing over 2400 titles a year. This revised and illustrated second edition brings the story up to the turn of the millennium, and emphasises both the diversity of the Press's recent achievements and its current aims.
Introduction; The first stationers; The Charter; The first Cambridge press; Conflict with the stationers; Bentley's public press; The eighteenth century; The early nineteenth century; The partnership; The partnership ends; Between the wars; After 1945; Crisis and recovery; Consolidating the past, constructing the future: 1980s to early 1990s; The 1990s: global activity and innovation; Achievements and challenges of the 1990s and beyond; 'One of the brightest jewels...'; Some Cambridge books and authors; Appendices.
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2nd Revised edition
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