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Only two months to go!…

 

May 8, it’s right around the corner:  “Post horns, W.A.S.T.E. insignia, the novels of Thomas Pynchon read unashamedly on trains”– Pynchon in Public Day.

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As we prepare to take on Thurn und Taxis, we might recall that it was on this date in 1481 that England’s first printer, William Caxton completed his translation of  The Mirror of the World (a French encyclopedia probably written by Walter/Gossuin of Metz).  Printed later that year, it is generally believed to be the first illustrated book printed in English. (The other candidate is Caxton’s Cato, which appeared at about the same time).

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Written by LW

March 8, 2013 at 1:01 am

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