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William Caxton

Author, Editor, Translator, Compiler

(1422 - 1491)

William Caxton

William Caxton printed the first book in English at Bruges in 1473. He set up the first printing press in England. It was in the Almonry of the Westminster Abbey Church in London in 1476.



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The History of Reynard the Fox (1894)

An English verse version of a popular epic satire, first translated by William Caxton. This is the first edition. Here is the second edition. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): William Caxton
F. S. Ellis
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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The History of Reynard the Fox (1897)

This is a metrical version of Caxton’s old English translation of the traditional romance of Reynard the Fox. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): William Caxton
F. S. Ellis
Illustrator(s): Walter Crane

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