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By S. C. Roberts

Released to mark the 4 hundredth anniversary of the 1st publication to be published in Cambridge by means of John Siberch in 1521, this e-book lines the improvement of the clicking over 4 centuries. S.C. Roberts, who grew to become Secretary to the click Syndicate in 1922, blends archival examine with an anecdotal sort to supply this informative account. Appendices record the college printers as much as 1921, together with such a lot famously Thomas Thomas, John Legate, Thomas greenback and John Baskerville, and the books released in every year among 1521 and 1750 by way of authors comparable to Erasmus, George Herbert, John Donne, John Milton, Isaac Newton and Thomas Browne. geared toward the final reader, this full of life account of the click' significant achievements is illustrated with a couple of pix and historic files and continues to be an invaluable advent to the historical past of the oldest publishing condominium on the earth.

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THOMAS THOMAS 29 compiled "in the soft obscurities of retirement, or under the shelter of academick bowers": Cantebrigiae ex nostris aedibus, carptim inter operarum susurros, Tertio Nonas Septembres, Anno salutis per Christum Dominum partae, 1587. In the eleventh edition, printed by Thomas's successor in 1619, the following tribute is paid to him in the dedication to Francis Bacon: He was about 30 years ago a famous Printer among your Cantabrigians; yes something more than a Printer such as we now are, who understand the Latin that we print no more than Bellerophon the letters he carried, and who sell in our shops nothing of our own except the paper black with the press's sweat.

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