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Caxton's Mirrour of the world / ed. by Oliver H. Prior ...
(Early English Text Society. Extra series ; 110)

Publisher London[New York and Totonto] : Pub. for the Early English text society by the Oxford university press
Year 1913 (for 1912)
Codes ID=2000979610 NCID=BA43030051

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Language English
Size xxv, 192 p : illus ; 23 cm
Other titles variant access title:Mirrour of the world
Notes "Caxton's Mirrour ... the first work printed in England with illustrations ... was translated in 1480 ... The first edition [here reprinted] ... was probably produced ... in 1481."--Introd
Translated from a prose version, sometimes known as the Livre de clergie, of the Image du monde, a compilation from various Latin sources, including the Imago mundi attributed to Honorius Solitarius or Inclusus. The compilation is attributed by some authorities to Gossuin, by others to Gautier, of Metz. The date of composition of the prose version used by Caxton is placed not far from the year 1246 (1245 o.s.) generally assigned to the original rhymed version. A longer rhymed version of slightly later date is known as the Mappemonde; a plagiarized version was published by Buffereau in 1517 under title, Mirouer du monde. cf. Introd.; Langlois, Connaissance de la nature et du monde au moyen âge, 1911; Gröber, Grundriss d. romanischen philol., v. 2, p. 757; La petite philosophie (Anglo-Norman poem) A critical edition ... by W. H. Trethewey. [London, 1939] p. liii
Also attributed to Vincentius (?) cf. S.T.C. 24762
Authors Gossuin, of Metz
Gautier, of Metz, fl. 1245
Caxton, William, ca. 1422-1491 tr
Prior, Oliver H. (Oliver Herbert), 1871- ed
Vincent, of Beauvais, d. 1264
Uniform title *Image du monde
Subjects LCSH:Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- Early works to 1600  All Subject Search
LCSH:English language -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Texts  All Subject Search
LCSH:Geography, Medieval
Classification LCC:PQ1486
DC19:841/.1

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