The moment of Merlin's entrapment is illustrated by a woodcut print in Wynkyn de Worde
's 1498 edition of Malory's text (Fig.
This was followed by similar statements by others such as Wynkyn de Worde
in Orchard of Syon (1519), who emphasized spiritual common profits, which of course could be effectively promulgated through the dissemination of books.
Martha Driver shows, for example, that van Doesborch's contemporary Wynkyn de Worde
applied a comparable scheme.
The thoroughfare became synonymous with publishing from 1500 when Wynkyn de Worde
established a printing press.
Late medieval carving manuals, such as The Boke of Keruynge printed by Wynkyn de Worde
, make clear that the carver is not merely a lowly servant, but someone within the patronage network of a greater personage, serving in the household and presumably scraping from their trencher afterwards for sustenance.
Wynkyn de Worde
, the printer of the edition published in 1528, merits special attention for his efforts at the regularisation of spelling.
Note, however, that Valentine and Orson was published by Wynkyn de Worde
not in 1502, as Rogers states (63), but ca.
First attested in 1483, the term is used by Wynkyn de Worde
ten years later to describe how: 'In worshyppe of saynte Johan the people waked at home, & made iij maner of fyres.
The list of great rarities includes the best-preserved 11th Century service book produced in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest; the manuscript of the works of Lawrence, prior of Durham from 1149-54; one of only four surviving copies of a book by William Caxton; a unique copy of Thomas More's first assault on Martin Luther; and four items from the workshop of the aptlynamed printer Wynkyn de Worde
Chapter 3, "Wynkyn de Worde
and the Title Page," represents the author's most significant contribution to current scholarship: her knowledge of Wynkyn de Worde
's printing practices and shop appears particularly far-reaching.
After Wynkyn de Worde
had inherited William Caxton's workshop in Westminster, he soon found that its location was not favourable with respect to business.