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The chief work from his press was The Golden Legend, a large folio volume illustrated with rude woodcuts, and containing the lives of the English saints. His press was set up in the Almonry at Westminster, where the Guards' Memorial now stands. Caxton remained a parishioner of St. Margaret's until his death in 1491.
A Fifteenth-Century Bestseller. Allan Barton on the Golden Legend. William Caxton was a London merchant who, in his middle age, decided to invest in new technology and diversify his business.Having lived and worked on the Continent in the 1450s and 60s, he had seen first-hand the products that were coming off the newly establishing printing presses.
William Granger Ryan, a priest of the diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, is President Emeritus of Seton Hill College and a research scholar at the Institute of Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts, Yale University.This new translation of The Golden Legend (Ryan translated portions of the work in a volume published in 1941) is the first complete rendering of the Graesse edition in English.
The Golden Legend or Lives of the Saints as Englished by William Caxton The Temple Classics edited by F.S. Ellis In seven small volumes with deckled edging to all sides. Held securely within embossed covers of blue leather and gilt. Spines are generally strong, with minor bumping, but slightly loose in vols 2 and 5. Bright gilt pattering and.
Bibliographers long believed that Caxton had printed two editions of the Golden Legend; more recently it has been recognised that only about half the quires (all but a-t and A-E) exist in two settings. Setting B compressed the first quire from 6 leaves into 4, and replaced quire Y (containing a singleton) into an expanded quire X. In addition, the smaller type 5 was used for the headlines and.
The Golden Legend. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. The novel opens in Pakistan in a fictitious city called Zamana. Nargis and Massud are married architects in their fifties. They employ a housekeeper named Lily. Lily is a relatively impoverished Christian man who also works as a rickshaw driver. He is a widower and has a 19-year-old daughter named Helen. Nargis and Massud view Helen as a type.
Book Description. In 1484, William Caxton, the first publisher of English-language books, issued The Golden Legend, a translation of the most well-known collection of saints’ lives in Europe.This study analyzes the molding of the Legenda aurea into a book that powerfully attracted the English market. Modifications included not only illustrations and changes in the arrangement of chapters.
The Golden Legend. Caxton’s largest and most popular book, The Golden Legend, is, also, the most medieval in kind. It may almost be called a cyclopaedia of traditional sacred lore, comprising not lives of the saints only, but explanations of the church service and homilies upon the feast days, as well as a shortened but complete chronicle, Lombard in origin, to A.D. 1250.
In the Late Middle Ages, spiritual reading meant the Golden Legend.With the exception of the Bible, this vastly influential collection of saints' lives was the favorite book of the era.
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William Caxton The Golden Legend Westminster: c.1483-1484 Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.1.1. For the first book of 2007 we feature a fifteenth century copy of The Golden Legend, a medieval compendium of the lives of the saints. It is a massive folio volume, produced and translated by William Caxton, England's first printer. It is one of ten Caxton books from the library of William Hunter (1718-83) now.
The Golden Legend of Master William Caxton done anew. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. 3 vols. Edited by Frederick S. Ellis, two illus. by Edward Burne-Jones. Blue paper-covered boards, linen spines with printed paper labels. Spines rather worn at the extremities and splitting along some hinges, one-inch tide line along the bottom edge of several boards (not affecting pages). Internally.
XII.THE LEGEND OF SAINT MARGARET. MARGARET is said of a precious gem or ouch that is named a margarite (pearl) which gem is white, little and virtuous. So the blessed Margaret was white by virginity, little by humility, and virtuous by operation of miracles. The virtue of this stone is said to be against effusion of blood, against passion of the heart and to comforting of the spirit. In like.
William Caxton, Golden Legend (1483) The Life of Saint Cecilia (The interpretation of the name Cecilia serves as an introduction.)Of Saint Cecilia. Saint Cecilia the holy virgin was come of the noble lineage of the Romans, and from the time that she lay in her cradle she was fostered and nourished in the faith of Christ, and always bare in her breast the gospel hid, and never ceased day ne.A 1483 English version of The Golden Legend by William Caxton became one of the first books printed in English (and is now available, of course, in an abbreviated version on the Internet, in quaint but copyright-free English). The present English translation of the tale of Saint Nicholas was done by me as a Christmas holiday project in 2004.Prologue to Golden Legend: First Edition (1483) William Caxton: THE HOLY and blessed doctor Saint Jerome saith this authority, “Do always some good work to the end that the devil find thee not Idle.” and the holy doctor Saint Austin saith in the book of the labour of monks, that no man strong or mighty to labour ought to be idle; for which cause when I had performed and accomplished.