The Biography and Typography of William Caxton: England's First Printer

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Trübner, 1882 - Incunabula - 387 pages
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Page 153 - Saviour to the Blessed Virgin Mary His Mother and to all the Saints and my body to be buried in the parish Church of St.
Page 9 - Synagogue, since a house of friars, then a nobleman's house after that, a merchant's house, wherein mayoralties have been kept, and now a wine tavern.
Page 2 - And the goode wyf answerde, that she coude speke no frenshe. And the marchaunt was angry, for he also coude speke no frenshe, but wolde haue hadde egges and she vnderstode hym not. And thenne at laste a nother sayd that he wolde haue eyren.
Page 2 - ... and wente to lande for to refreshe them. And one of theym named Sheffelde, a mercer, cam in-to an hows and axed for mete; and specyally he axyd after eggys. And the goode wyf answerde, that she coude speke no frenshe.
Page 198 - A work on Theology and Religion with five leaves at the end, a very great curiosity, very early printed on wooden blocks, or type." It was bought by the Marquis of Blandford for forty-five shillings, and at his sale ten years after cost Lord Spencer £126. Another interesting book is the Infancia Salvatoris, of which the only known copy is at Gottingen, being one of the two unique Caxtons which are in foreign libraries.
Page 214 - ... He made the book that hight the Hous of Fame, And eke the Deeth of Blaunche the Duchesse, And the Parlement of Foules, as I gesse, And al the love of Palamon and Arcite...
Page 73 - Elemosinary, or Almonry, now corruptly the Ambry *, for that the alms of the abbey were there distributed to the poor. And therein Islip, abbot of Westminster, erected the first press of book printing that ever was in England, about the year of Christ 1471. William C'axton, citizen of London, mercer, brought it into England, and was the first that practised it in the said abbey ; after which time, the like was practised in the abbeys of St.
Page 55 - ... at which they were produced is the only one which can really advance our knowledge of the subject. This is comparatively easy with dated books, though there is no safeguard against the misleading nature of an erroneous date. But the study is of little use unless the bibliographer will be content to make such an accurate and methodical study of the types used and habits of printing observable at different presses...
Page 294 - This noble man Gefferey Chaucer fynysshyd at the sayd conclusion of the metyng of lesyng and sothsawe / where as yet they ben chekked and maye not departe / whyche werke as me semeth is craftyly made / and dygne to be wreton & knowen...

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