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The Myrrour of the World William Caxton

The Myrrour of the World

William Caxton

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In 1480 William Caxton published an English translation from the French translation of the Image du Monde as The Myrrour of the World at Westminster- this was the first English book to be printed with illustrations and was one of the earliestMoreIn 1480 William Caxton published an English translation from the French translation of the Image du Monde as The Myrrour of the World at Westminster- this was the first English book to be printed with illustrations and was one of the earliest English-language encyclopedias. A second edition was printed around 1490, and a third was printed in 1527 by Lawrence Andrewe, though the first edition was seemingly the most carefully prepared.The translation was largely faithful to the original but introduced more references to English places and people