S. C. Roberts's A History of the Cambridge University Press 1521-1921 PDF

By S. C. Roberts

ISBN-10: 110800251X

ISBN-13: 9781108002516

Released to mark the 4 hundredth anniversary of the 1st publication to be revealed in Cambridge by way of John Siberch in 1521, this e-book lines the advance of the clicking over 4 centuries. S.C. Roberts, who grew to become Secretary to the click Syndicate in 1922, blends archival learn with an anecdotal type to provide this informative account. Appendices record the collage printers as much as 1921, together with so much famously Thomas Thomas, John Legate, Thomas dollar and John Baskerville, and the books released in every year among 1521 and 1750 by way of authors resembling Erasmus, George Herbert, John Donne, John Milton, Isaac Newton and Thomas Browne. aimed toward the final reader, this vigorous account of the click' significant achievements is illustrated with a couple of graphics and historic records and continues to be an invaluable advent to the background of the oldest publishing residence on the earth.

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Another stationer and bookbinder of the period is Nicholas Spierinck (Speryng), whose name first appears in Grace Book B under the date 1505-6. 1 Cooper, Annals, 1, 262. 2 "Garard et spierinck" were sureties for Jerome Leonard, the Carmelite, in 1520-1 {Grace Book B, p. 91). In the same volume it is recorded that Garrett Godfrey bound a book for Cardinal Wolsey in 1528-9 (p. 152). R. 2 18 UNIVERSITY STATIONERS Little is known of him as a stationer. He was a Dutchman by birth and, like Garrett Godfrey, was a friend of Erasmus and a churchwarden of Great St Mary's.

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In partnership with Legate was John Porter. There is no record of his appointment, but it is evident that he was one of the university stationers appointed under the charter. In 1593 we find him associated with Legate in the prosecution of John Tidder and several books of 1595 and other dates are described as printed for him and John Legate 1 . In the Register of the Stationers' Company it is recorded under the date 26 April, 1589: Cantrell Legge sonne of Edwarde Legge of Burcham in the Countie of Norffolk Yoman, hathe put himself apprentize to John Legat Citizen and Stacioner of London for Eighte yeres from midsomer nexte2.

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