Wynkyn de Worde


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, d. 1535, English printer, whose original name was Jan van Wynkyn. He was born at Wörth in Alsace and probably accompanied William Caxton to England in 1476. He assisted in the work of Caxton at Westminster and after Caxton's death took over his business.
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Wynkyn de Worde

(wĭng`kĭn də wôrd, wûrd), d. 1535, English printer, whose original name was Jan van Wynkyn. He was born at Wörth in Alsace and probably accompanied William CaxtonCaxton, William,
c.1421–91, English printer, the first to print books in English. He served apprenticeship as a mercer and from 1463 to 1469 was at Bruges as governor of the Merchants Adventurers in the Low Countries, serving as a diplomat for the English king.
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 to England in 1476. He assisted in the work of Caxton at Westminster and after Caxton's death took over his business. His independent work began in 1491 and continued until his death. At first he used only typefaces that Caxton had used, but to these he later added other styles. Wynkyn de Worde printed more than 700 books, including the first English example of music printed from moving type, Higden's Polychronicon (1495).
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Around 1515, Wynkyn de Worde published Hycke Scorner, and, around fifteen years later, he invested in two other titles, Temperance and Humility and The Interlude of Youth.
The thoroughfare became synonymous with publishing from 1500 when Wynkyn de Worde established a printing press.
29) This oblique indication of teeth is explicit in the Middle English prose romance Robert the Deuyll printed by Wynkyn de Worde (30): "in short space he had longe teeth wherwith he bote the norshes pappes in such wyse, that there was no woman durst gyue hym souke, for he bote off the hedes of theyr brestes.
Similar booklets providing information about the times of the full moons throughout the year, favourable dates for bloodletting, and the exact timing of the passage of the moon from one moon sign to another, were printed in England in the early sixteenth century: in 1508, for instance, Wynkyn de Worde printed a twelve-year almanac for Oxford.
Blayney publishes critical, missing facts--about the moment when and the reasons why Richard Pynson and Wynkyn de Worde joined the Stationers' Company, for example.
Las observaciones de Pickering se tocaban sutilmente entre los temas a discutir en las sociedades a las que pertenecia, The Double Crown Club y The Wynkyn de Worde Society entre las mas prominentes.
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.
8) Hick Scorner was written between 1513 and 1516 and printed by Wynkyn de Worde c.
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.