First book printed in the English language William Caxton

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2015-07-06 16:13:06

The 'first book printed in the English language' was sold at Sotheby's yesterday for an understandably high hammer price of £1,082,500. The book is by Raoul Lefevre and is entitled: 'Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye'. It was translated into English by William Caxton from circa 1473-74 and is one of just 18 copies known, with only 2 which are complete and 6 in private hands.
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