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Caxton, William approximately 1422-1491 or 1492

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Works: 1,437 works in 4,408 publications in 6 languages and 61,591 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fables  Poetry  Romances  Legends  Fiction  Arthurian romances 
Roles: Translator, Author, Printer, Editor, Other, Adapter, Honoree, Creator, Author of introduction, Publishing director
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Most widely held works about William Caxton
 
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Prefaces and prologues to famous books, with introductions, notes and illustrations by Charles William Eliot( Book )

27 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book prefaces, dedications, introductions, etc., by William Caxton, John Calvin, Sir Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, John Dryden, Samuel Johnson, William Wordsworth, Victor Hugo and Hippolyte Taine, among others
Caxton's Aesop by Aesop( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and English, Middle and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recuyell of the historyes of Troye by Raoul Lefèvre( Book )

71 editions published between 1476 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caxton's Malory by Thomas Malory( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and French and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Metamorphoses of Ovid by Ovid( Book )

10 editions published in 1968 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godeffroy of Boloyne; or, The siege and conqueste of Jerusalem by William( Book )

50 editions published between 1868 and 2008 in English and English, Middle and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Jason by Raoul Lefèvre( Book )

56 editions published between 1477 and 2002 in English and English, Middle and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caxton's Eneydos, 1490. Englisht from the French Liure des Eneydes, 1483 by William Caxton( Book )

48 editions published between 1890 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 444 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 )

59 editions published between 1868 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 403 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
William Caxton : a quincentenary biography of England's first printer by George D Painter( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography and typography of William Caxton, England's first printer by William Blades( Book )

2 editions published between 1877 and 1971 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Caxton, the first English printer: a biography by Charles Knight( Book )

2 editions published between 1844 and 1952 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Caxton by Frieda Elaine Penninger( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caxton : England's first publisher by N. F Blake( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England in the age of Caxton by Geoffrey Hindley( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Caxton (ca. 1415~1422 ? ca. March 1492) was an English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer. He is thought to be the first English person to work as a printer and the first to introduce a printing press into England. He was also the first English retailer of printed books (his London contemporaries in the same trade were all Flemish, German or French)."--Wikipedia
William Caxton and his critics : a critical reappraisal of Caxton's contributions to the enrichment of the English language by Curt F Bühler( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Caxton : a biography by George D Painter( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this biography I have described and discussed every known Caxton document and edition, both intrinsically and in relation to the events, persons, and movements of contemporary history in which Caxton was so intimately involved. I have tried to rectify the disconcertingly many established and hitherto unsuspected errors of fact or inference in the work of WIlliam Blades, E. G. Duff, W. J. B. Crotch and others, to bring new light and truth to all aspects of Caxton's career from independent study of the primary sources, and to write for the general reader, the student, and the specialist scholar alike. New conclusions are reached on Caxton's family connections, his early activities as apprentice in London and cloth-trader at Bruges, his appointment and fall as Governor of the English merchants in the Low Countries, his diplomatic missions in the protracted trade negotiations of the 1460s, his discovery of his vocation for writing anf printing, his relationships with his instructor Johann Veldener and Colard Mansion his associate, and the foundation and chronology of his first press at Bruges. I show that it was from Mansion and the Bruges scribal tradition that Caxton borrowed and adapted his practices, otherwise unique among fifteenth-century printers, of writing his own translations for publication, obtaining commissions for these and other works from royal or noble patrons, and introducing them with original prologues and epilogues as a vehicle for political or personal propaganda on behalf of his clients. Caxton's hitherto unrealised function as a Yorkist and Tudor propagandist is explored in detail as a major key to his entire career as a printer. New information is given on the sources and authorship of Caxton texts previously misattributed, and dates are supplied on new typographical and other evidence for many of Caxton's undated editions." -- Foreward
William Caxton, 1424-1491 by Henry R Plomer( Book )

1 edition published in 1925 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Caxton, mirrour of fifteenth-century letters; a study of the literature of the first English press by Nellie Slayton Aurner( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Caxton : a portrait in a background by Edmund Childs( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Godeffroy of Boloyne; or, The siege and conqueste of Jerusalem
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Вільям Кекстон

Кекстон, Уильям

Уільям Кэкстан

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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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