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Revival: Caxton's History of Jason (1913)

The History of Jason - Translated from the French of Raoul le Fèvre, 1st Edition

By William Caxton

Edited by John James Munro


199 pages

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This book is based on William Caxton’s translation of 15th century French author Raoul Lefèvre book Histoire de Jason (he wrote in 1460).

The Histoire de Jason is known from 20 manuscripts and 30 different printed editions, and was translated in English in 1477 by William Caxton, and in Dutch in 1485. Lefèvre was the chaplain of Philip the Good, the creator of the Order of the Golden Fleece, which was based on the classical Jason story.

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About the Author/Editor

William Caxton (c. 1422 – c. 1491) was an English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer. He is thought to be the first Englishman to introduce a printing press into England, in 1476, and was the first English retailer of printed books. William Caxton had printed a translation from French of 15th century French author Raoul Lefèvre’s book Recoeil des histoires de Troyes (he wrote in 1464) as the first ever book printed in English in 1473-1474.

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HISTORY / General