William Caxton

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English printer who in 1474 printed the first book in English (1422-1491)


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to consider the propriety of commemorating the fourth centenary of the introduction into England by William Caxton of the art of printing.
Through the leadership of librarians who were Benedictine monks, the Library has grown into an internationally-known collection that includes 271,000 books and periodicals, 99,000 microforms such as microfilm, microfiche and cards, 3000 musical scores and more than 100 rare books that are at least 1500 years old including a copy of The Canterbury Tales produced in 1478 by the first printer in England, William Caxton.
He identifies many villains: Saint Augustine, King Edgar, William Caxton, Edmund Coote, Samuel Johnson, Noah Webster, and James Murray.
The tales were the first printed book in English, published by William Caxton in 1476.
More critically, the printing press had been brought to England by William Caxton in 1476.
Malory called his collection of tales The Whole Book of King Arthur and of His Noble Knights of the Round Table but his publisher, the famous William Caxton, wanted something snappier and sexier.
WILLIAM Caxton set up the first English language printing press.
The rest of the top 10 were William Caxton, the first English printer (1422-91); Charles Darwin, the evolutionary biologist (1809-92); the 1st Duke of Wellington, the victor of Waterloo (1769-1852); Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603); William the Conqueror (1027-87); Alfred the Great (849-99), and the explorer Capt.
in his William Caxton and English Literary Culture (London, 1991), pp.
OUP is the oldest company in Britain and was formed in 1478, two years after William Caxton invented the printing press.
ON THIS DAY 1477: William Caxton issued the first dated, printed book from his printing press in Westminster - it was Dictes or Sayengis of The Philosophres.
There are documents that date back 800 years; hand-written and illustrated atlases from the 15th century; a First Folio containing the plays of Shakespeare, put together by his friends after his death; the Kelmscott Chaucer, which was published in 1896 and has engravings by Edward Burne-Jones; and copies of Cordiale or the Four Last Thinges printed by William Caxton.
On show are the crown jewels of the English language, from Recuyell Of The Historyes Of Troye - the first book to be printed in English by William Caxton - to Victorian poetry containing the modern-sounding phrase "I wrote 2 U B4".
It has had a ratings kicking from its karaoke rival, there have been accusations of ageism - even though Brucie's jokes seem like they've been printed out for him by William Caxton - and then there was Anton du Beke's chat to Laila Rouass.
IMAGINE my shock when reading the Evening Chronicle to see a picture of my son Ronnie demonstrating the William Caxton Printing Press.