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The Oxford University Press : an informal History

Author: Peter H Sutcliffe
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an informal and somewhat technical history of the Oxford Press for the 500th anniversary. The majority of the text covers the last 200 years of the press' history, from about 1800 onwards. The material comes from Oxford Press files, letter-books, miscellaneous papers and notes, and the minutes from the Delegates.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Sutcliffe
ISBN: 0199510849 9780199510849
OCLC Number: 3710492
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxviii, 303 pages, [12] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. 1800-1860. The Want of Vent --
The Bible Press --
The Press and the Tractarians --
A Society of Shy Hypochondriacs. Pt. 2. 1860-1884: 'Vigilant Superintendence'. The Call of the Metropolis --
The Claredon Press Series --
Alexander Macmillan --
The Secretary: Bartholomew Price --
The Oxford History School --
Towards the End of Partnership --
Oxford India Paper --
Teaching and Research --
Commissioners and Custodians --
The Revised Version --
The New English Dictionary --
Benjamin Jowett, Vice-Chancellor. Pt. 3. The Mysterious Affair of Lyttelton Gell. Over Pattison's Dead Body --
'Progress of the Press, 1885-1891' --
Gell's Twelve Masters --
The New York Branch --
Oxford Classical Texts --
The Dictionary: Distrustfully-Doom --
Decline and Fall. Pt. 4. Caesar and the Alligator. Making the Press what it ought to be --
The Oxford Book of English Verse --
Fell Types and Facsimilie Reprints --
Sir Walter Raleigh and the Oxford English School --
Building the London Business --
Medical and Juvenile: The Joint Venture --
The Clarendon Aristotle --
The Fowlers and the Dictionary --
History in Rag-time --
Views from the Outside. Pt. 5. The Great War. The Pamphlet War --
Volunteers and New Recruits --
Cannan Repels Invaders --
Passing of the Old Order --
Business as Usual --
The Dictionary of National Biography --
The Death of Cannan Pt. 6. The Inter-War Years. Reconstruction --
Passage to India --
The London Business --
The Music Department --
Overseas Education --
The D.N.B Supplement --
A Stable of Dictionaries --
Companions --
Science --
The Oxford History of England --
The Rumpus --
After the Rumpus. Pt. 7. The Second World War. Pamphlets, Biggles, and the Home University Library --
Sisam Calling --
Rationing --
Refugee Scholars. Pt. 8. Epilogue. Little Pressites --
Global Strategy --
A Benign Era --
The Waldock Report --
Reorganization: Relocation.
Responsibility: Peter Sutcliffe.
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