Rare Medieval Text Printed by William Caxton Found in Reading University Archives

Posted by Jean-Yves on May 16, 2017

Pages printed more than 500 years ago by William Caxton rediscovered in an archive have been hailed as a “thrilling” find.

The two pages, thought to be the only surviving examples from a priest handbook dating back to late 1476 or early 1477, were found buried in a box at Reading University’s archives. They were discovered by librarian Erika Delbecque as she catalogued thousands of items about the history of printing and graphic design.

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