Incunabula in the Westminster Abbey and Westminster School Libraries

Incunabula in the Westminster Abbey and Westminster School Libraries Westminster Abbey is closely connected with the early history of printing in England England s first printer William Caxton had his workshop within the monastery walls Both the Abbey and the adjacen

  • Title: Incunabula in the Westminster Abbey and Westminster School Libraries
  • Author: Christopher D. Cook Mirjam M. Foot
  • ISBN: 9780948170239
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Westminster Abbey is closely connected with the early history of printing in England England s first printer, William Caxton, had his workshop within the monastery walls Both the Abbey and the adjacent Westminster School have profited by the learning and generosity of generations of bishops, deans, canons and teachers, who donated or bequeathed them their collections ofWestminster Abbey is closely connected with the early history of printing in England England s first printer, William Caxton, had his workshop within the monastery walls Both the Abbey and the adjacent Westminster School have profited by the learning and generosity of generations of bishops, deans, canons and teachers, who donated or bequeathed them their collections of incunabula.Eighty five editions of books printed before 1501, including seventeen fragments, several of great rarity and importance, have been described in this volume to be published by the Bibliographical Society They reflect the scholarly interests and collecting habits of their former owners, ranging widely in subject and originating from a variety of European presses.

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