Caxton



William, 1422?–91, English printer, translator, and author: established first printing press in England 1476.
Bibliography. any one of the books printed by Caxton, all of which are in black letter.
Printing. a kind of type imitating Caxton’s black letter.
Historical Examples

A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898 Henry R. Plomer
Europa’s Fairy Book Joseph Jacobs
Notes & Queries, No. 39. Saturday, July 27, 1850 Various
Westminster Sir Walter Besant
Old Picture Books Alfred W. Pollard
Dialogues in French and English William Caxton
Windy McPherson’s Son Sherwood Anderson
The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan
Early Theories of Translation Flora Ross Amos
The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan

noun
a book printed by William Caxton
a style of type, imitating the Gothic, that Caxton used in his books
noun
William. ?1422–91, English printer and translator: published, in Bruges, the first book printed in English (1475) and established the first printing press in England (1477)

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