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Cambridge University Library


Established as the University’s own printing house in 1696, although the University had been chartered to licence printers since 1534. Queen’s Printers since 1989. For further details see: David McKitterick, A history of Cambridge University Press, Vol. 1: Printing and the book trade in Cambridge, 1534-1698 (CUP, 1992); Vol. 2: Scholarship and commerce, 1698-1872 (CUP, 1998), M. H. Black, Cambridge University Press, 1584-1984 (CUP,1984), M. H. Black, A short history of Cambridge University Press, revised 2nd ed. (CUP, 2000) and the Press’s web site at