(Cambridge at the University Press, Cambride, 1992, 1998 and 2004). Large Octavo. Item #028848
This marvelous set covers the period not only of the English Reformation but the subsequent history drawing on previously unknown materials, the attitude of the university towards printers, author, and the unique and even strange conditions under which they worked. It covers the interplay of politics, literature, social life, education, and the influence of the Church of England. Volume I: Printing and the Book Trade in Cambridge, 1534-1698. 500 pages, index. Volume II: Scholarship and Commerce, 1698-1972. 511 pages, index. And Volume III: New World for Learning, 1873-1972. All volumes bound in black cloth, title on upper boards and spines gilt over maroon, maroon endpapers, no names, or bookplates but there is an area on the upper fore-edge of volume three with a light spash mark in pictorial dust jackets. A very nice set.