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Caxton, The description of Britain

a modern rendering

by Marie Collins

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Published by Sidgwick & Jackson in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain -- History -- Medieval period, 1066-1485.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Marie Collins.
    ContributionsCaxton, William, 1422?-1491., Higden, Ranulf, ca.1282-1364.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA175
    The Physical Object
    Pagination(160)p. :
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14985873M
    ISBN 100283994363

    ), was a version of the Brut to which Caxton added an original continuation for the years – Sometime during that same year, Caxton issued the Description of Britain (STC a), an original redaction of the topographical descriptions of England, Ireland, and Wales contained in Book One of the popular Polychronicon. In , Caxton. Looking for Caxton, The description of Britain - Marie Collins|William Caxton|Ranulf Higden Hardback? Visit musicMagpie for great deals and super savings with FREE delivery today!

      A priceless history book, signed by William Caxton, is to be made available to the public after being locked in a town council's safe for 83 years. Undetermined, Book edition: The description of Britain, / N.Y., Da Capo Press, (The English experience no. ) Facsim. of a work ed. and printed by W. Caxton, , being an extract from J. Trevisa's translation of Higden's Polychronicon Author's name on cover title Ranulphus Higden S.T.C. no. a. Higden, Ranulf, d.

      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. Description. The most famous English-language compilation of Arthurian legends ever issued. First published in , it was one of the last major books to be published in Britain before the introduction of the printing press by William Caxton.


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For THE DESCRIPTION OF BRITAIN, Caxton selected those parts of "Polychronicon" that related to the British Isles and might be of interest to intelligent and literate English readers of the Late Middle Ages. Published init turned out to be an early "best seller".

THE DESCRIPTION OF BRITAIN consisted of twenty-nine relatively short chapters.4/5(1). A fascinating insight into Britain in the Middle Ages and a vivid account of Britain's history from the perspective of the later Middle Ages William Caxton, perhaps best known as the man who brought the printing industry to England, was also an astute publisher: it was he who made The Description of Britain available to the British public in Basing his version on a/5.

For THE DESCRIPTION OF BRITAIN, Caxton selected those parts of "Polychronicon" that related to the British Isles and might be of interest to intelligent and literate English readers of the Late Middle Ages.

Published init turned out to be an early "best seller". THE DESCRIPTION OF BRITAIN consisted of twenty-nine relatively short chapters.4/5.

Caxton: The Description of Britain By Marie Collins, William Caxton, Ranulf Hig. Book DetailsTitle: The description of Britain book The Description of Britain Item Condition:used item in a very good conditionAuthor: Marie Collins, William Caxton, Ranulf Higden ISBN XPublisher:Weidenf- eld & Nicolson ISBN Published On SKU /5(8).

ISBN: X OCLC Number: Notes: Based on Caxton's version of a 14th century Middle English translation of the Latin Polychronicon of Ranulf Higden, which was printed in under title: The description of Britain. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: A modern rendering of William Caxton's The description of Britain, itself based on John Trevisa's translation from Caxton Latin of Ranulf Higden's Polychronicon.

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 Notable work: Recuyell of the Historyes of.

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B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpPages: Le Morte d'Arthur (originally spelled Le Morte Darthur, Middle French for "The Death of Arthur") is a Middle English reworking by Sir Thomas Malory of existing tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin and the Knights of the Round interpreted existing French and English stories about these figures and added original material (e.g., the Author: Thomas Malory.

Description. William Caxton was both the first to print a book in English, and the first English printer. He realised the commercial potential of the new technology while working as a merchant in the Low Countries and Germany, birthplace of printing in Europe.

Late in or early in Caxton set up his own printing press in London. William Caxton was born in Kent around the year As a teenager he was apprenticed to Robert Lange, a mercer (cloth trader). In he moved to Bruges where he became prosperous and in he was appointed governor of the English Nation of Merchant Adventurers in.

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a Facsimile Reproduction of the First Book Printed in England by William Caxton in Author Name Collins, Marie;Caxton, William;Higden, Ranulf;Caxton, William Description of England;Higden, Ranulf Description of England Title Caxton: The Description of Britain/ Binding Hardcover.

Book Condition Very Good. Jacket Condition Very Good. Type History. Edition First American Edition. Size 9x Caxton: The Description of Britain, A Modern Rendering This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book.

The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. I n D aniel W akelin published in the Journal of the Early Book Society an extensive article in which he described his investigation of the manuscript of Brut's Chronicle, MS HM in the Henry E.

Huntington Library. It had long been noted that this manuscript is closely related to Caxton's first edition of The Chronicles of the land of England of1 without its Cited by: 1.Printer and Scribe: Caxton, the Polychronicon, and the Brut By Lister M. Matheson On JWilliam Caxton issued his edition of the Chronicles of England, based on the Middle English prose Brut.

On August 18 of the same year he issued the Description of Britain, a short work adapted from John.They were first published in in English by William Caxton in Caxton had introduced the printing press to Britain just eight years earlier. He translated the fables into English from French translation by Julien Macho, printed by J Rousset in Caxton’s woodcut illustrations also follow Rousset’s.