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List of illustrations Preface Acknowledgments List of abbreviations Note on currency 1. A world for books 2. Changes to books and the book trade 3. Founding a new press 4. Crownfield, authors and the book trade 5. Crownfield's later years 6. The mid eighteenth-century printing house 7. Booksellers and authors 8. Bentham and Bibles 9. Baskerville and Bentham 10. An age of ferment 11. John Archdeacon 12. John Burges 13. Richard Watts and the beginning of stereotyping 14. Hellenism and John Smith 15. John Smith 16. John Parker: London publisher and Cambridge printer 17. Enterprise, authors and learning 18. Partnership 19. Macmillan 20. Opening in London Appendix Notes Index.