Anyone with an interest in words may find this short blog fascinating:https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2018/01/11/words-phrases-printing-press/
By the way, did you know that a personal subscription to the Oxford English Dictionary is £215 per year (far too much for me) but by joining your local library you may be able to access the website for free?
I have not heard of that book. I had a quick on Amazon and the book is available as an e-book and so I will add it to my wish list.
I was hoping to buy The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary but I cannot afford the £34 for the hardback (and I really do not have room for the book). The book sounds fascinating.
I received a Kindle edition of The Word Detective by John Simpson, who was one of the OED's editors. I am halfway through the book and it is proving to be an enjoyable read. Throughout the book are passages explaining the etymology of various words made bold in the book's regular text.
Was it expensive on Amazon? If not, I might ask my daughter to buy it for me and I can send her the money (I'm no use at online shopping.).
The Kindle edition is £4.49 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0051UH6YM?ref=dbs_p2d_P_R_popup_yes_alc_T2) and the paperback is £6.11.