[Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999].
Book — 25 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Printing and Publishing for the University of Cambridge.
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This lecture was delivered to mark the 300th anniversary of the establishment of the Press Syndicate, the body to which the administration of Cambridge University Press is delegated. It gives a short account of the 1690s, which saw new advances in printing, publishing and academic activity which in turn led to the revitalisation of the Press and to the first attempt at a publishing programme driven explicitly by the University. This part of the lecture concentrates on Richard Bentley as the key figure behind the Press in the late seventeenth century. In the subsequent discussion of the Press's printing and publishing today, the reader will discern the continuity and consistency of the Press Syndicate's activities over three centuries. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Book — xxi, 753 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgments A Note on Conventions
1: Introduction: The Book of Nature and the Nature of the Book
2: Literatory Life: The Culture and Credibility of the Printed Book in Early Modern London
3: "The Advancement of Wholesome Knowledge": The Politics of Print and the Practices of Propriety
4: John Streater and the Knights of the Galaxy: Republicanism, Natural Knowledge, and the Politics of Printing
5: Faust and the Pirates: The Cultural Construction of the Printing Revolution
6: The Physiology of Reading: Print and the Passions
7: Piracy and Usurpation: Natural Philosophy in the Restoration
8: Histories of the Heavens: John Flamsteed, Isaac Newton, and the Historia Coelestis Britannica
9: Conclusion Bibliography Index.
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In The Nature of the Book, a tour de force of cultural history, Adrian Johns constructs an entirely original and vivid picture of print culture and its many arenas-commercial, intellectual, political, and individual. "A compelling exposition of how authors, printers, booksellers and readers competed for power over the printed page. . . . The richness of Mr. Johns's book lies in the splendid detail he has collected to describe the world of books in the first two centuries after the printing press arrived in England."-Alberto Manguel, Washington Times "[A] mammoth and stimulating account of the place of print in the history of knowledge. . . . Johns has written a tremendously learned primer."-D. Graham Burnett, New Republic "A detailed, engrossing, and genuinely eye-opening account of the formative stages of the print culture. . . . This is scholarship at its best."-Merle Rubin, Christian Science Monitor "The most lucid and persuasive account of the new kind of knowledge produced by print. . . . A work to rank alongside McLuhan."-John Sutherland, The Independent "Entertainingly written. . . . The most comprehensive account available . . . well documented and engaging."-Ian Maclean, Times Literary Supplement. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This text takes a look at early modern England and the creative and commercial forces in which print culture was formed and its many arenas - commercial, intellectual, political and individual. It includes detailed information on booksellers shops, the Royal Society, paper manufactories and type foundaries. Also featured are replications of the bitter disputes between authors and printers, printers and booksellers and clerics and individuals as they debate and resolve the meaning and rights attached to the creation of ideas, their appearance in written form and then in print, and the opportunity to sell, buy, and read printed work. Focusing on the interplay between the scientific and print revolutions and on their roles, both complementary and antagonistic, the text looks at production and dissemination of knowledge. Print also being used to manipulate those findings for political, religious or idealogical reasons. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Book — xvii, 343 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Preface-- Foreword Gordon Johnson--
2. Precursors: the stationers and Siberch--
3. The Letters Patent of
1534: the Stationers' Company--
4. The foundation of the Press: Thomas Thomas--
5. Early printers: John Legate, Cantrell Legge, Buck and Daniel--
6. The Commonwealth and Restoration--
7. Bentley's 'public Press'--
8. The eighteenth century--
9. The nineteenth century I--
10. The nineteenth century II--
11. R. T. Wright and the Secretaryship--
12. Waller and Roberts as Secretaries: Lewis as Printer--
1945 to 1972--
14. Recovery: 1972-74--
15. Charitable status recognised--
1974 to 1984--
17. Conclusion-- Appendices.
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In 1984 the Press celebrated 400 years of continuous printing and publishing. This history, now published as a paperback, provides a readable introduction to that unique period, with a new foreword by Gordon Johnson which comments on the continuing achievement of the Press today. The story is of the development of the printing and publishing arm of the University of Cambridge, from the medieval system of resident stationers to the modern international printing and publishing house of today. The narrative is set within the development of the University; in the history of the book trade as a whole; and in the intellectual and political history of England. (source: Nielsen Book Data)