4 November 1993
Show More A History of Cambridge University Press. Vol. I: Printing and the Book Trade in Cambridge, 1534-1698 by David McKitterick.
Cambridge, 500 pp., £65, October 1992, 0 521 30801 1Show More
“... and he became its salaried employee. A second story, more explicitly bibliographical, follows the methods and rhythms of the printers’ working lives. In the wake of brilliant studies by McKenzie, Robert Darnton and others, McKitterick reconstructs the economics of book production: the costs of type, copper plates and paper, the sizes of editions, the prices per sheet of the resulting books (slightly ...”