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William Caxton a quincentenary tribute by Michael John Sommerlad

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Published by Faculty of Arts, Colchester Institute of Higher Education in Colchester .
Written in English



  • Westminster (London, England),
  • Great Britain,
  • England,
  • London


  • Caxton, William, ca. 1422-1491,
  • Printers -- Great Britain -- Biography,
  • Printing -- England -- London -- History -- Origin and antecedents,
  • Incunabula -- England -- London -- Bibliography,
  • Westminster (London, England) -- Imprints

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Edition Notes

Statementby Michael Sommerlad.
LC ClassificationsZ232.C38 S65
The Physical Object
Pagination3-21 p. :
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4279531M
LC Control Number78305490

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