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

Simon Eliot


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

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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Eliot, editor
University of London

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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


Simon Eliot