William Caxton

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n William Caxton English printer who in 1474 printed the first book in English (1422-1491)
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Usage

In literature:

And about the same time there lived, as you know, the great printer, William Caxton.
"The Caxtons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Another great printer was the Englishman William Caxton, who learned the art in the Netherlands.
"Introductory American History" by Henry Eldridge Bourne
The Game of the Chesse by William Caxton.
"Game and Playe of the Chesse" by Caxton
William Caxton, the first English printer, learned the art in Cologne.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson" by Henry A. Beers
William Caxton, a merchant of London, who had acquired a knowledge of it in his travels abroad.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
Caxton, William, 93, 95, 97.
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
About that time, an Englishman, named William Caxton, lived in Holland, and copied books for a great lady.
"True Stories of Wonderful Deeds" by Anonymous
Caxton, William, 9, 12, 31, 44, 96, 115.
"Early Theories of Translation" by Flora Ross Amos
Caxton, William, establishes a printing press at Westminster, 358.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
William Caxton, to whom England owes the introduction of printing, was born, according to his own statement, in the Weald of Kent.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
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