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life of Mayster Wyllyam Caxton, of the weald of Kent

Lewis, John

life of Mayster Wyllyam Caxton, of the weald of Kent

the first printer in England : in which is given an account of the rise and progress of the art of pryntyng in England during his time, till 1493

by Lewis, John

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Published by [s.n.] in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Westminster (London, England),
  • Great Britain,
  • England,
  • London
    • Subjects:
    • Caxton, William, ca. 1422-1491,
    • Printers -- Great Britain -- Biography,
    • Printing -- England -- London -- History -- Origin and antecedents,
    • Incunabula -- England -- London -- Bibliography,
    • Westminster (London, England) -- Imprints -- Early works to 1800

    • Edition Notes

      Statementcollected by John Lewis.
      GenreBiography., Bibliography., Early works to 1800.
      ContributionsPre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ232.C38 L6
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxii, 156 p., [3] leaves :
      Number of Pages156
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL28244M
      LC Control Numbersd 18000117
      OCLC/WorldCa9181685

        Early life. The printer's device of William Caxton, William Caxton's parentage is uncertain. His date of birth is unknown, but records place it in the region of –, based on the fact his apprenticeship fees were paid in Caxton would have been 14 at the date of apprenticeship, but masters often paid the fees late. William Caxton and the Shaping of Written English. During the early part of the 15 th century, William Caxton took his newly learned trade of printing and set up shop in his native England. He already had a long and successful career as a businessman in Europe with the Mercer’s Guild; this new venture was easily funded by Caxton and seen as a profitable endeavor.

      Look at other dictionaries: Caxton, William — • Born in the Weald of Kent, c. ; died at Westminster, ; the first English printer and the introducer of the art of printing into England Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. Catholic encyclopedia. Caxton, William — (ca. –) Businessman, critic, writer, translator, and printer, William Caxton is most celebrated for. The History of the Life and Sufferings of John Wicliffe. With a Collection of Papers relating to the said History, never before printed, Lond. and ; new edit., corrected and enlarged by the author, Oxford, The Life of Mayster Wyllyam Caxton, of the Weald of Kent, the first Printer in England.

      William Caxton William Caxton, the first English printer, was born in the Weald of Kent, in , or In , he became apprenticed to Robert Large, a leading textile merchant who became the mayor of London the following year. After Large's death in , Caxton moved to Bruges, and built a successful textile business. English in Print from Caxton to Shakespeare to Milton. 0. Add Comment. Posted on by pucip. English in Print from Caxton to Shakespeare to Milton.


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Life of Mayster Wyllyam Caxton, of the weald of Kent by Lewis, John Download PDF EPUB FB2

The life of mayster Wyllyam Caxton, of the Weald of Kent; the first printer in England. Collected by John Lewis, Paperback – Author: John Lewis. The life of Mayster Wyllyam Caxton, of the weald of Kent: the first printer in England. In which is given an account of the rise and progress of the art of pryntyng in England during his time, till by Lewis, John, Pages: The life of mayster Wyllyam Caxton, of the Weald of Kent ; the first printer in England.

In which is given An Account of the Rise and Progress of the Art of Pryntyng in England, during his Time, till Collected by John Lewis, Minister of Mergate in Kent. The Life of Mayster Wyllyam Caxton, of the Weald of Kent The First Printer in England In Which Is Given an Account of the Rise and Progress of the Art of Pryntyng in England During His Time, Tillrude, 0.

The Biography and Typography of William Caxton Englands. Caxton, WILLIAM, b. in the Weald of Kent c. ; d. at Westminster, ; the first English printer and the introducer of the art of printing into his life we have little definite information beyond that given us by himself in the prefaces and epilogues to his printed books.

He thanks his parents for having given him an education that fitted him to earn a living, though he says. William Caxton >The first English printer, William Caxton (), printed a total of >about different works.

He also translated some 24 books, all but one of >which he printed. William Caxton said that he was born in the Weald [1] of Kent, but his exact birthplace is unknown. William Caxton The story and biography of William Caxton which contains interesting information, facts & the history about the life of this Medieval person of historical importance.

William Caxton lived from Short Biography of William Caxton. William Caxton was born in the Weald of Kent and was apprenticed to a London mercer. William Caxton (c. – c. ) was an English merchant, diplomat, and is thought to be the first person to introduce a printing press into England, inand as a printer was the first English retailer of printed books.

Neither his parentage nor date of birth is known for certain, but he may have been born between andperhaps in the Weald or wood land of Kent. The first english printer, william caxton (), printed a total of about different works. He also translated some 24 books, all but one of which he printed.

William caxton said that he was born in the weald of kent, but his exact birthplace is unknown. In he became an apprentice to a prominent london mercer, robert large.

With the war at an end, William was rewarded with a pension, estates and royal offices in Essex and Kent including the Wardship of the Seven Hundreds of the Weald.

With peace, there were no more battles for the name of Willikin of the Weald to feature in the Chronicles, though his reputation and his legend lived on.

CAXTON, WILLIAM (?–), first English printer, was born, he himself states, ‘in Kent in the Weeld’. The name was usually pronounced Cauxton, and often written Causton, and Kentish antiquaries connect Caxton's family with the Caustons or Caxtons who held a manor of the same name near Hadlow in the Weald of Kent in the thirteenth century.

Full text of "William Caxton, the first English printer: a biography" See other formats. Caxton would have been 14 at the date of apprenticeship, but masters often paid the fees late.

In the preface to his first printed work The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye, he claims to have been born and educated in the Weald of Kent. [2] Oral tradition in Hadlow claims that Caxton was born there; the same with Tenterden.

[3]. The first English printer, William Caxton (), printed a total of about different works. He also translated some 24 books, all but one of which he printed. William Caxton said that he was born in the Weald of Kent, but his exact birthplace is unknown.

In he became an apprentice to a prominent London mercer, Robert Large. Shortly after. William Caxton. From the Catholic Encyclopedia. Born in the Weald of Kent, c. ; died at Westminster, ; the first English printer and the introducer of the art of printing into England.

Of his life we have little definite information beyond that given. William Caxton was born in the Weald of Kent, England. He is the first English printer and, as a translator and publisher, he exerted an important influence on.

William Caxton, our first printer, was born in the weald of Kent between the years andprobably nearer the earlier date. The weald was largely inhabited by descendants of the Flemish clothmakers who had been induced by Edward III to settle in that district, and this would, no doubt, have a certain effect on the English spoken there, which Caxton himself describes as “broad and.

Since William Blades compiled his great work, The Life and Typography of William Caxton, some discoveries have been made and some errors corrected, but his book must always remain the main authority on the subject, the solid foundation for the history of our first printer. William Caxton (c.

– c. ) was an English merchant, diplomat, writer, and is thought to be the first English person to work as a printer and the first to introduce a printing press into England, which he did in He was also the first English retailer of printed books; his London contemporaries in the trade were all Flemish, German, or French.

Life Edit Overview Edit. Caxton, born in the Weald of Kent, was apprenticed to a London mercer. On his master's death in he went to Bruges, and lived there and in various other places in the Low Countries for over 30 years, engaged apparently as head of an association of English merchants trading in foreign parts, and in negotiating commercial treaties between England and the Dukes of.

Caxton's second book, the "Game & Pleye of Chess", another translation from the French, came, it is almost certain, from the same press in The highest point of interest in Caxton's life is reached when inreturning to England, he set up a printing press of his own at Westminster.

The first dated book issued from this press was the.William Caxton (c. – c. ) was an English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer. He is thought to be the first Englishman to introduce a printing press into England, inand was the first English retailer of printed books.William Caxton The First English Printer A Biography.

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