The History of Oxford University Press: Three-volume set - History of Oxford University Press
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The History of Oxford University Press: Three-volume set - History of Oxford University Press

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Multiple copy pack 2250 Pages / Published: 14/11/2013
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The story of Oxford University Press spans five centuries of printing and publishing. Beginning with the first presses set up in Oxford in the fifteenth century and the later establishment of a university printing house, it leads through the publication of bibles, scholarly works, and the Oxford English Dictionary, to a twentieth-century expansion that created the largest university press in the world, playing a part in research, education, and language learning in more than 50 countries. With access to extensive archives, The History of OUP traces the impact of long-term changes in printing technology and the business of publishing. It also considers the effects of wider trends in education, reading, and scholarship, in international trade and the spreading influence of the English language, and in cultural and social history - both in Oxford and through its presence around the world.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198702795
Number of pages: 2250
Weight: 5253 g
Dimensions: 267 x 210 x 310 mm


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[I]t is an amazing work of scholarship, will be of value to scholars and publishing historians for many years, and it is as good as it could possibly be. A tribute to a long-term publishing company. * Richard Charkin , The Bookseller *
This massive work of collaborative scholarship covers the period from 1896 to 1970, when the Press became a huge global business wit and elegance animate the chapters. Eccentric dons, cliquey conspiracies and slick scuttlebutt combine in an engaging narrative. Lightly worn learning makes pulping machinery and type foundries fascinating. The book discloses, little by little, the puzzle of how the Press became great. * Times Higher Education *
A landmark achievement in scholarship * Oxford Today *
an impressive volume - well printed and presented and excellently edited. It also has some gossip. Oxford readers will like that. * Bernard Porter, The Guardian *
These three volumes reflect many of the current interests among historians and bibliographers. If the outlines of the story are already known, there is a vast quantity of fresh material, with valuable fresh perceptions and perspectives. * David McKitterick, The Book Collector *
The three volumes of The History of Oxford University Press under the general editorship of Simon Eliot, published in 2013, are amongst the highlights, if not the highlight, of the year in the area of bibliography, textual history, and the history of the book. Magnificently produced * The Year's Work in English Studies *
Here is a history of an organisation which is happy, quite rightly, to recognise itself as a National Institution; these volumes are clearly set forth as its official history ... The volumes will serve as an essential work of reference for many years to come. * Elisabeth Leedham-Green, English Historical Review *

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