[MR] BBC: Rare Caxton Book Pages Discovered

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Tue May 9 01:23:47 PDT 2017

Noble Friends, Especially Fellow Bibliophiles:

Today the BBC offers a story about the discovery of a leaf from a 
Caxton-printed book which likely dates to 1476 or 1477. William Caxton 
was the first English printer, and his pioneering presses and bookshop 
produced and sold the earliest mass-produced books in the realm. The 
single sheet, printed on two sides and is from the SARUM ORDINAL, a 
handbook for priests with details of feast days of English saints.

To see the photographs and read more go to 
http://www.bbc.com/news/education-39846929 .

For more about William Caxton go to 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/caxton_william.shtml or 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Caxton .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge

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