Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2.
Cambridge University Press is the publishing arm of the University of Cambridge. It publishes thousands of titles from academic books and research journals to English language guides and Bibles. The Press moved to the University Printing House building in 1963. Based in Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge University Press is a printer supplier.
Originally the printing of the University was done by local printers. The earliest, John Siberch was established as a printer in Cambridge in 1521, living in a house within what are now the precincts of Caius College. The first books containing Greek characters printed in England were seven little volumes printed by him in 1521.
Fifth in order among these seven books, is Linacre's translation of Galenus de Temperamentis, in which are a few Greek words. Printing extended so quickly after its invention (1440-1450) that, in 1529 the University of Cambridge presented a petition to Cardinal Wolsey, that for the suppression of error, there should be only three booksellers, or printers, allowed in Cambridge, and that they should not sell any books which had not been approved by the censors of books in the University.
Letters patent to this effect were granted by Henry VIII in 1534. For nearly two hundred years the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and the Company of Stationers enjoyed the exclusive privilege of printing almanacs. This was lost in 1779..
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