Posts Tagged ‘William Caxton’

December 5

William Blades, printer, bibliographer, and typographic historian, was born this day in the year 1824, in the London suburb of Clapham. A leading master printer and author of a number of books about printing, Blades is best known for his lifetime efforts to promote interest in the life of William Caxton, the first English printer. [...]

July 31

In the Prologue to the edition of Malory’s Morte d’Arthur, completed upon this last day of July in 1485, its printer, William Caxton wrote: “After I had accomplysshed & Fynsshed dyvershystoryes as wel of contemplacyon as of other hystorycal and worldly actes of grete conquerors & prynces, And also certeyn bookes of ensaumples and doctryne, [...]