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Caxton, William approximately 1422-1491 or 1492

Overview
Works: 1,486 works in 4,547 publications in 9 languages and 62,222 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Arthurian romances  History  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Fiction  Romances  Folklore 
Roles: Translator, Author, Printer, Editor, Other, Adapter, Honoree, Creator, Author of introduction, Publisher, Publishing director
Classifications: PA6522.M2, 823.2
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Most widely held works about William Caxton
 
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The curial made by maystere Alain Charretier by Alain Chartier( )

53 editions published between 1888 and 2000 in English and English, Middle and held by 2,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden legend of Jacobus de Voragine by Jacobus( Book )

110 editions published between 1483 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the books which afford us an insight into the popular religious thought of the middle ages, none holds a more important place than the Legenda Aurea or Golden Legend. The book was compiled and put into form about the year 1275 by Jacobus de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, who laid under contribution for his purpose the Lives of the Fathers by S. Jerome, the Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius, and other books of a like kind; while for the lives of the saints more nearly approaching his own age he appears to have industriously collected such legends as he could meet with, whether in manuscript or handed down by oral tradition."--Prologue
The history of Reynard the Fox by William Caxton( Book )

46 editions published between 1481 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2 vols bound together
Caxton's Mirrour of the world by William Caxton( Book )

49 editions published between 1912 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caxton's Aesop by Aesop( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and English, Middle and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory( Book )

51 editions published between 1498 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Morte D'Arthur (The Death of Arthur) is a touchstone compilation of stories and legends about King Arthur. Compiled and added to by Sir Thomas Mallory, this book has served as the foundation for many writers of stories about King Arthur
Paris and Vienne by Pierre( Book )

38 editions published between 1510 and 1970 in English and English, Middle and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Reynard the Fox by William Caxton( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in 4 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of the knight of the Tower by Geoffroy de La Tour Landry( Book )

23 editions published between 1484 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le jeu des Eschaz moralisé by Jacobus( Book )

72 editions published between 1475 and 2009 in English and English, Middle and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An English translation of the most popular medieval book on chess, which uses the history of the games, its players and their moves as the basis for a discourse on life comprised of tales and anecdotes from a wide variety of ancient and medieval literary sources"--Provided by publisher
Caxton's Malory by Thomas Malory( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and French and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of fayttes of armes and of chyualrye by Christine( Book )

50 editions published between 1932 and 2002 in English and English, Middle and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le morte Darthur. Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and his noble knights of the Round table: the text of Caxton by Thomas Malory( Book )

70 editions published between 1868 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains Sir Thomas Malory's 1485 reworking of the King Arthur legend, "Le Morte Darthur". It is the most famous work of Arthurian literature in the English language and constitutes a must-read for those with an interest in the legendary tale. Contents include: "From the Marriage of King Uther unto King Arthur that Reigned After Him and Did Many Battles", "The Noble Tale Between King Arthur and Lucius the Emperor of Rome", "The Noble Tale of Sir Launcelot Du Lac", "The Tale of Sir Gareth of Orkney", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this were becoming increasingly rare and expensive. This volume is now republished in an available, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction
Prefaces and prologues to famous books, with introductions, notes and illustrations by C. W. J Eliot( Book )

13 editions published between 1910 and 2004 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

18 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ovid is, after Homer, the single most important source for classical mythology. The Metamorphoses, which he wrote over the six-year period leading up to his exile from Rome in 8 a.d., is the primary source for over two hundred classical legends that survived to the twenty-first century. Many of the most familiar classical myths, including the stories of Apollo and Daphne and Pyramus and Thisbe, come directly from Ovid. The Metamorphoses is a twelve-thousand-line poem, written in dactylic hexameters and arranged loosely in chronological order from the beginning of the universe's creation to the Augustan Rome of Ovid's own time. The major theme of the Metamorphoses, as the title suggests, is metamorphosis, or change. Throughout the fifteen books making up the Metamorphoses, the idea of change is pervasive. Gods are continually transforming their own selves and shapes, as well as the shapes and beings of humans. The theme of power is also ever-present in Ovid's work. The gods as depicted by the Roman poets are wrathful, vengeful, capricious creatures who are forever turning their powers against weaker mortals and half-mortals, especially females. Ovid's own situation as a poet who was exiled because of Augustus's capriciousness is thought by many to be reflected in his depictions of the relationships between the gods and humans."--Http://www.enotes.com/metamorphoses-of-ovid (Jan. 24, 2011.)
Dialogues in French and English by William Caxton( Book )

63 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caxton's Blanchardyn and Eglantine c. 1489. From Lord Spencer's unique imperfect copy, completed by the original French and the second English version of 1595 by William Caxton( Book )

46 editions published between 1890 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Morte Darthur : the story of King Arthur and of his noble nights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory( Book )

33 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur" is often considered the most important Arthurian text in history. Since its creation in the late 15th century, it has remained the prominent source for subsequent works about King Arthur and his knights. It laid the foundations for popular books such as Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "Idylls of the King" and T.H. White's "The Once and Future King." The first edition of Malory's work was printed by William Caxton in 1485. Caxton was responsible for altering the format of the work from eight separate tales to 21 books consisting of 507 chapters. Malory used early French and English Arthurian texts as sources for his story but also included his own original material. This rare edition from the early 20th century is titled "Le Morte Darthur" and divides Malory's work into four volumes. It features beautiful color illustrations from William Russell Flint. Although it is translated from Malory's old english, it includes a preface from William Caxton in the 15th-century format
The history of Jason by Raoul Lefèvre( Book )

51 editions published between 1903 and 2002 in English and English, Middle and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The history of Reynard the Fox
Alternative Names
Caxton-Belloc 1422-1491

Caxton, .. ca. 1422-1491

Caxton, Guillaume

Caxton, Guillaume 1422-1491

Caxton, William

Caxton, William approximately 1422-1491 or 1492

Caxton, William, ca. 1422-1491

Caxton, William ca. 1422-1491 or 2

Caxton, Willyam, ca. 1422-1491 or 2

Gulielmus Caxton

Rishanger, William

William

William 1422-1491 Caxton

William Caxton

William Caxton 1422-1491

William Caxton erster englischer Buchdrucker

William Caxton taalkundige uit Engeland (1422-1491)

Вільям Кекстон

Кекстон, Уильям

Уільям Кэкстан

وليم كاكستون

ویلیام کاکستون زبان‌شناس، نویسنده، و مترجم انگلیسی

윌리엄 캑스턴

ウィリアム・キャクストン

キャクストン, W

キャクストン, ウィリアム

威廉·卡克斯頓

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Caxton's Mirrour of the worldLe morte d'ArthurThe history of Reynard the FoxThe book of the knight of the TowerLe jeu des Eschaz moraliséThe book of fayttes of armes and of chyualryePrefaces and prologues to famous books, with introductions, notes and illustrationsDialogues in French and English