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Wynkyn de Worde, father of Fleet Street by James Moran

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Published by Wynkyn de Worde Society; [distributed by the Shenval Press] in London .
Written in English


  • Worde, Wynkyn de, -- d. 1534?,
  • Printing -- England -- London -- History

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Edition Notes

ContributionsWynkyn de Worde Society
The Physical Object
Pagination55 p.
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14527599M

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Wynkyn de Worde, father of Fleet Street. London: Wynkyn de Worde Society, (OCoLC) Named Person: Wynkyn de Worde; Wynkyn de Worde: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: James Moran; Wynkyn de Worde Society.   The printing works of Wynkyn de Worde. Wynkyn de Worde worked with Caxton for fifteen years, until Caxton died in He took over the house in Westminster along with the press and types and grew the business, printing more than a hundred books in the next ten years. In about Worde moved his press to Fleet Street to a property in Shoe Lane at the sign of the Sun. Inscription Wynkyn de Worde, father of Fleet Street, first set up his press by Shoe Lane near this Hall circa The sun-burst was part of de Worde's printer's device - printed at the front or back of all books to identify the printer. Not sure we would describe Shoe Lane as being "near this Hall". WYNKYN DE WORDE. Father of Fleet Street. DE WORDE) MORAN, James. Published by London: Wynkyn de Worde Society,

Wynkyn de Worde THE FATHER OF FLEET STREET Popularized in England as ‘black letter’, this style would strike a modern reader as difficult to take in, but in the sixteenth century it was considered. Publishing started in Fleet Street around when William Caxton 's apprentice, Wynkyn de Worde, set up a printing shop near Shoe Lane, while at around the same time Richard Pynson set up as publisher and printer next to St Dunstan's Church.   WORDE, WYNKYN de (d. ?), printer and stationer, came originally, as his name denotes, from the town of Worth in Alsace. His real name was Jan van Wynkyn (‘de Worde’ being merely a place name), and in the sacrist's rolls of Westminster Abbey from to he figures as Johannes Wynkyn. Wynkyn de Worde, father of Fleet Street. [James Moran; Lotte Hellinga; Mary Carpenter Erler; Wynkyn de Worde Society.] -- "Wynkyn de Worde was William Caxton's assistant, and in about he was the first printer to set up his shop in London's Fleet Street, which was for centuries perhaps the world's most famous centre.

Wynkyn de Worde, original name Jan Van Wynkyn, (died /35), Alsatian-born printer in London, an astute businessman who published a large number of books (at least titles from ). He was also the first printer in England to use italic type ().. He was employed at William Caxton’s press, Westminster (the first printing enterprise in England), from its foundation in until. Wynkyn de Worde (též de Worth, zemř. ) anglický tiskař, nakladatel a knihvazač pocházející z Elsaska. Jeho činnost je doložena během Nejprve byl zaměstnán ve westminsterské dílně Williama Caxtona, kterou po jeho smrti () získal.V ní působil do a pak se přemístil do Londýna na Fleet Street, budoucí centrum anglického knižního obchodu.   The library includes one of only three known copies of a hymn book printed by Wynkyn de Worde - the first printer to set up a printing press in Fleet Street, later the home of the newspaper industry. Fleet Street has been associated with printing and publishing since Jan de Wynkyn (‘Wynkyn de Worde’), assistant to England’s first printer William Caxton, set up business there in By the early 20th the street was home to the country’s national newspapers. The Daily Express was founded in and acquired by Lord Beaverbrook in