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Caxton, William approximately 1422-1491 or 1492

Overview
Works: 1,432 works in 4,484 publications in 5 languages and 61,798 library holdings
Genres: Arthurian romances  History  Bibliography  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Conversation and phrase books  Manuscripts  Legends  Romances 
Roles: Translator, Author, Printer, Editor, Other, Adapter, Honoree, Creator, Author of introduction, Publisher, Publishing director
Classifications: PR2043, 823.2
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Most widely held works by William Caxton
Caxton's Mirrour of the world by William Caxton( Book )

48 editions published between 1912 and 1999 in English and English, Middle and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory( Book )

56 editions published between 1485 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 667 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
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 book of fayttes of armes and of chyualrye by Christine( Book )

52 editions published between 1932 and 2002 in English and English, Middle and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogues in French and English by William Caxton( Book )

68 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

46 editions published between 1893 and 2008 in English and English, Middle and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curial made by maystere Alain Charretier by Alain Chartier( Book )

52 editions published between 1888 and 2000 in English and English, Middle and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le jeu des Eschaz moralisé by Jacobus( Book )

76 editions published between 1475 and 2009 in English and English, Middle and held by 401 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
The recuyell of the historyes of Troye by Raoul Lefèvre( Book )

39 editions published between 1476 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 11 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

The lyf of the noble and Crysten prynce, Charles the Grete, translated from the French by William Caxton and printed by him 1485( Book )

1 edition published in 1880 in English, Middle and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire de Jason by Raoul Lefèvre( Book )

5 editions published between 1477 and 1935 in English and held by 5 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

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 : 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
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

Caxton in focus : the beginning of printing in England by Lotte Hellinga( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 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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Alternative Names
Caxton-Belloc 1422-1491

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Caxton, Guillaume

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Caxton, William

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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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Le morte d'ArthurThe book of fayttes of armes and of chyualryeDialogues in French and EnglishGodeffroy of Boloyne; or, The siege and conqueste of JerusalemThe curial made by maystere Alain CharretierLe jeu des Eschaz moraliséWilliam Caxton and English literary culture