Bibliographic Details

William Caxton and early printing in England / Lotte Hellinga.

Author / Creator Hellinga, Lotte.
Imprint London : British Library, 2010.
Description xi, 212 p. : ill., facsims. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Language English
Subject Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492
Printing -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Printing -- England -- History -- Origin and antecedents.
Publishers and publishing -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8205422
ISBN 9780712350884 (hbk.)
0712350888 (hbk.)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 196-202) and indexes.
Summary This work takes a fresh approach to the first 60 years of printing in England by placing Caxton, his contemporaries and the later generations in the broad context of the history of book production between the middle of the 15th century and the Reformation.
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • 1. Before Caxton
  • 2. Caxton in Bruges: merchant and diplomat
  • 3. Caxton and Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy: his first translation
  • 4. Caxton in Cologne (1471-2)
  • 5. Caxton's plans for a printing house
  • 6. The first books printed in English: a tale of the known and the unknown
  • 7. Caxton and his patrons in Westminster
  • 8. Books multiplied: Caxton's publications until 1486
  • 9. Printing in Oxford (1478-83)
  • 10. The first printers in London (1480-c. 1486)
  • 11. The Press at St Albans (1479-81, 1486)
  • 12. Caxton's final years (1487-92)
  • 13. 'Standing abasshed': between patrons and readers
  • 14. Richard Pynson: the canny entrepreneur (1491-1529)
  • 15. Wynkyn de Worde: taking over Caxton's firm (1492-6)
  • 16. Wynkyn de Worde's career as independent publisher (1497-1535)
  • 17. Printing devotional texts in English
  • 18. Contemporaries outside the mainstream
  • Further reading
  • List of illustrations
  • General Index
  • Index of authors and texts