• Mirror of the world

Title:
  • Mirror of the world
Publisher:
  • [Westminster : William Caxton, 1481]
Extent:
  • 100 leaves : ill. (woodcuts) ; 27.4 x 20.3 cm (folio).
Description:
  • Leaf [a6 recto] has title: Hier begynneth the book callid the myrrour of the worlde.
  • Leaf [a2 recto] begins: Here begynneth the table of the rubrices of this presente volume named the mirrour of the world or thymage of the same ...
  • Translated by William Caxton from a prose version of the Image du monde (or Livre de clergie) attributed by some authorities to Gossuin, by others to Gautier, of Metz. It is derived from various Latin sources, chiefly the Imago mundi, probably comp. by Honorius Solitarius. cf. George Sarton. Introd. to the hist. of science, Washington, 1931, v. 2, p. 591; Image du monde. Caxton's Mirrour of the world, ed. by O.H. Prior, London, 1913, Introd.
  • First illustrated book printed in England.
  • WHS copy wanting initial blank leaf.
Provenance:
  • Provenance: Sir John Thorold; acquired Feb. 1925.
Collections:
Call number:
  • 44.7
  • Electronic Resource
Language:
  • English, Middle (1100-1500)
Alternative:
  • Hier begynneth the book callid the myrrour of the worlde.
  • Here begynneth the table of the rubrices of this presente volume named the mirrour of the world or thymage of the same.
Uniform title:
  • Image du monde. English (Middle English).
  • Myrrour of the worlde
Identifier:
  • ark:/88435/r781wk70m
Edm rights:
  • No Known Copyright
Format:
  • Book
Type:
  • Early works to 1800
Location:
  • WHS 44.7
  • WHS Electronic Resource
  • ELF1 44.7
  • ELF1 Electronic Resource