By David McKitterick
This is often the 1st quantity in a brand new three-volume historical past of the college Press, as a way to ultimately convey the tale so far as smooth occasions: the following quantity (on the eighteenth and 19th centuries) is in instruction. The heritage isn't just approximately college printers and their work--especially scholarly, schoolbook, Bible, prayer ebook and almanac publishing (the college Printers have been England's biggest providers of almanacs within the overdue 17th century)--but additionally in regards to the remainder of the 17th century e-book alternate in Cambridge, London, continental Europe and North the US.
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219–20; John M. Wallace, ‘The Engagement Controversy 1649–1652; an annotated list of pamphlets', BNYPL, 68 (1984), pp. 384–405; Mark Goldie, ‘The revolution of 1689 and the structure of political argument’, Bulletin of Research in the Humanities, 93 (1980), pp. 473–564. I am grateful to Maureen Bell for her provisional analysis (presented at a conference at Kenilworth in December 1990) 20 of the chronological index by Philip Rider contained in STC, vol. 3. I have deliberately rounded the figures for the 158os up slightly, to take account of books now lost.
The ‘alphabet of Roman letters’ owned by Dennis (Gray and Palmer, p. 56) cannot have been intended for lettering spines; it was more probably used for lettering the boards of books, either with owners' initials (such as Andrew Perne's books at Peterhouse) or perhaps for music part books. In 1604, Manasses Vautrollier (see below, pp. 6d. 11 (29)). For Williamson, see Nixon, Broxbourne Library, pp. 115–16. 30 G. Naudé, Instructions concerning erecting of a library, translated by John Evelyn (1661), p.
E. Rhodes (Mainz 1970), pp. 219–70, at 233–43. ‘At this date it is correct to talk of turkey leather rather than morocco, since it is doubtful if leather from Morocco was used in England at all extensively before 1721’ (p. 237). 37 Middleton, English craft bookbinding technique, p. 160. 38 Pepys, Diary, 8 July 1664 (ed. Latham and Matthews, 5, p. 199); H. M. Nixon, Catalogue of the Pepys Library. 6. Bindings (Woodbridge 1984), p. xiii, plate 2 (SP 2365). Pepys owned two copies of Chaucer. The other (SP 2053, Westminster (Caxton) : Duff 88) is in one of his standard bindings of sprinkled calf (Nixon, Bindings, p.