Here, Blackstone characterized the Press as an inbred institution that had given up all pretence of serving scholarship, "languishing in a lazy obscurity … a nest of imposing mechanics.
By this time, Oxford also had a London warehouse for bible stock in Paternoster Rowand in its manager Henry Frowde — was given the formal title of Publisher to the University. The series plan was expanded by adding the similarly inexpensive but high-quality "Oxford Church Music" and "Tudor Church Music" taken over from the Carnegie UK Trust ; all these series continue today.
He worked to establish "the largest possible list in the shortest possible time",  adding titles at the rate of over a year; eight years later there were titles in the catalogue.
In India, the Branch depots in Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta were imposing establishments with sizable stock inventories, for the Presidencies themselves were large markets, and the educational representatives there dealt mostly with upcountry trade.
While actual purchase of this series was beyond the means of most Indians, libraries usually had a set, generously provided by the government of India, available on open reference shelves, and the books had been widely discussed in the Indian press.
An acutely gifted classicist, he came to the head of a business that was successful in traditional terms but now moved into uncharted terrain. It was there to serve the vast educational market created by the rapidly expanding school and college network in British India.
Not all of these were full-fledged branches: This period saw consolidation in the face of the breakup of the Empire and the post-war reorganization of the Commonwealth. At one point non-governmental composition at Oxford was reduced to 32 pages a week.
To meet these demands, OUP needed much more revenue. Milford, now extremely unwell and reeling under a series of personal bereavements, was prevailed upon to stay till the end of the war and keep the business going.
Christopher Bradby went out in She looked after the affairs of the Press very capably and occasionally sent Milford boxes of complimentary cigars. Both were Oxford men who knew the system inside out, and the close collaboration with which they worked was a function of their shared background and worldview.
In their mind, the operations at Amen House were supposed to be both academically respectable and financially remunerative. Many of the staff including two of the pioneers of the Indian branch were killed in action.
Oxford became a Royalist stronghold during the conflict, and many printers in the city concentrated on producing political pamphlets or sermons. Despite his education at Balliol and a background in London publishing, Gell found the operations of the Press incomprehensible.
Cobb obtained the services of a man called Steer first name unknown to travel through Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile and possibly other countries as well, with Cobb to be responsible for Steer.
He himself was authorized to invest money up to a limit in the business but was prevented from doing so by family troubles. Edmund Blunden had been briefly at the University of Tokyo and put the Press in touch with the university booksellers, Fukumoto Stroin.
Inthe year he retired as Secretary, the Delegates bought back the last shares in the business. The distinctions implied by the imprints were subtle but important. Jowett knew the primary reason why Gell would attract hostility was that he had never worked for the Press nor been a delegate, and he had sullied himself in the city with raw commerce.
Visits must be booked in advance and are led by a member of the archive staff. Clarendon Building and Blackstone[ edit ] Yate and Jenkins predeceased Fell, leaving him with no obvious heir to oversee the print shop.
When the Institute opened inthe Press had employees eligible to join it, including apprentices. Barnabas Church in Oxford. ByRieu was very ill and had to be brought home.
He was more or less singlehandedly responsible for setting up the American Branch as well as depots in EdinburghTorontoand Melbourne.
Early editions featured symbolic views of Oxford, but in these gave way to realistic studies of the city or university.
The business was rescued by the intervention of a single Delegate, William Blackstone. Frowde dealt with most of the logistics for books carrying the OUP imprint, including handling authors, binding, dispatching, and advertising, and only editorial work and the printing itself were carried out at or supervised from Oxford.Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
It is a department of the University of Oxford and is governed by a group of 15 academics appointed by the vice-chancellor known as the delegates of the press.
They are headed by the secretary to the delegates, who serves as OUP's chief executive and as its major.Download