Matrices for casting type collected by Bishop Fell, part of his collection now known as the "Fell Types", shown in the OUP Museum
Logo on the front cover of "The Victorian Age by William Ralph Inge" used by Cambridge University Press
Oxford University Press building from Walton Street
Cambridge University Press head office in Cambridge
Seven of the twenty volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary (second edition, 1989)
Cambridge University Press building in Cambridge
The Pitt Building in Cambridge, which used to be the headquarters of Cambridge University Press, is now a conference venue
Cambridge University Press sign at the Cambridge HQ
Cambridge University Press's stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

Having been officially granted the legal right to print books by decree in 1586, it is the second oldest university press after Cambridge University Press.

- Oxford University Press

Cambridge is one of the two privileged presses (the other being Oxford University Press).

- Cambridge University Press

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The Pitt Building in Cambridge, England built in 1833 was the home of Cambridge University Press for more than 100 years; today it is a conference center.

University press

Academic publishing house specializing in monographs and scholarly journals.

Academic publishing house specializing in monographs and scholarly journals.

The Pitt Building in Cambridge, England built in 1833 was the home of Cambridge University Press for more than 100 years; today it is a conference center.

Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press are the two oldest and largest university presses in the world.

Queen's Printer building in Victoria, British Columbia houses the offices for the Queen's Printer for British Columbia

Queen's Printer

Typically a bureau of the national, state, or provincial government responsible for producing official documents issued by the Queen-in-Council, Ministers of the Crown, or other departments.

Typically a bureau of the national, state, or provincial government responsible for producing official documents issued by the Queen-in-Council, Ministers of the Crown, or other departments.

Queen's Printer building in Victoria, British Columbia houses the offices for the Queen's Printer for British Columbia

The other two exceptions are that separate sets of letters patent grant the Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press the right to print and distribute the Authorized Version of the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer regardless of who holds the office of Queen's Printer.

Second Edition

Oxford English Dictionary

Second Edition
Diagram of the types of English vocabulary included in the OED, devised by James Murray, its first editor.
Frederick Furnivall, 1825–1910
James Murray in the Scriptorium at Banbury Road
A quotation slip as used in the compilation of the OED, illustrating the word flood.
The 78 Banbury Road, Oxford, house, erstwhile residence of James Murray, Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary
Editing an entry of the NOED using LEXX
A printout of the SGML markup used in the computerization of the OED, showing pencil annotations used to mark corrections.
A screenshot of the first version of the OED second edition CD-ROM software.
OED2 4th Edition CD-ROM.
The Compact Oxford English Dictionary (second edition, 1991).
Part of an entry in the 1991 compact edition, with a centimetre scale showing the very small type sizes used.
William Chester Minor, 1834–1920

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the principal historical dictionary of the English language, published by Oxford University Press (OUP).

They had pages printed by publishers, but no publication agreement was reached; both the Cambridge University Press and the Oxford University Press were approached.

The title page to the 1611 first edition of the Authorized Version of the Bible by Cornelis Boel shows the Apostles Peter and Paul seated centrally above the central text, which is flanked by Moses and Aaron. In the four corners sit Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the traditionally attributed authors of the four gospels, with their symbolic animals. The rest of the Apostles (with Judas facing away) stand around Peter and Paul. At the very top is the Tetragrammaton "יְהֹוָה" written with Hebrew diacritics.

King James Version

English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, which was commissioned in 1604 and published in 1611, by sponsorship of King James VI and I.

English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, which was commissioned in 1604 and published in 1611, by sponsorship of King James VI and I.

The title page to the 1611 first edition of the Authorized Version of the Bible by Cornelis Boel shows the Apostles Peter and Paul seated centrally above the central text, which is flanked by Moses and Aaron. In the four corners sit Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the traditionally attributed authors of the four gospels, with their symbolic animals. The rest of the Apostles (with Judas facing away) stand around Peter and Paul. At the very top is the Tetragrammaton "יְהֹוָה" written with Hebrew diacritics.
John Speed's Genealogies recorded in the Sacred Scriptures (1611), bound into first King James Bible in quarto size (1612)
William Tyndale translated the New Testament into English in 1525.
Archbishop Richard Bancroft was the "chief overseer" of the production of the Authorized Version.
The opening of the Epistle to the Hebrews of the 1611 edition of the Authorized Version shows the original typeface. Marginal notes reference variant translations and cross references to other Bible passages. Each chapter is headed by a précis of contents. There are decorative initial letters for each chapter, and a decorated headpiece to each book, but no illustrations in the text.
Title page of the 1760 Cambridge edition

In 2005, Cambridge University Press released its New Cambridge Paragraph Bible with Apocrypha, edited by David Norton, which followed in the spirit of Scrivener's work, attempting to bring spelling to present-day standards.

Other royal charters of similar antiquity grant Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press the right to produce the Authorized Version independently of the Queen's Printer.