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The Oxford University Press By Peter Sutcliffe

The Oxford University Press by Peter Sutcliffe

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Oxford University Press is one of the oldest publishing houses in the world. This history traces the transformation of the Press from a lucrative Bible house into a great national and international publishing business.

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The Oxford University Press: An Informal History by Peter Sutcliffe

Oxford University Press is one of the oldest and best-known publishing houses in the world. This history, originally published to mark 500 years of printing in Oxford, traces the transformation of the Press from a lucrative Bible house into a great national and international publishing business. Great names in the early history of the Press, like Laud, Fell, and Blackstone, laid sound foundations, but as late as 1870 it was thought necessary to remind the Delegates that publishing books was not 'entirely beside their function'. Even in the 1890s there were still those prepared to censure the University for allowing its Press to publish the secular and profane literature of Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare.

Table of Contents

Prologue ; 1. 1800-1860 ; 2. 1860-1884: 'Vigilant Superintendence' ; 3. The Mysterious Affair of Lyttelton Gell ; 4. Caesar and the Alligator ; 5. The Great War ; 6. The Inter-War Years ; 7. The Second World War ; Epilogue ; Index

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GOR003135848
9780199510849
0199510849
The Oxford University Press: An Informal History by Peter Sutcliffe
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1977-03-23
332
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