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Title:
The dictes and sayings of the philosophers : a facsimile reproduction of the first book printed in England by William Caxton, in 1477.
Author:
al-Mubashshir ibn Fatik, Abū al-Wafā, 11th century.
Publication Information:
London : E. Stock; New York : J. W. Bouton, 1877.
Physical Description:
xii pages, facsimile : 150 unnumbered pages ; 30 cm
General Note:
Preface signed : William Blades.

Lord Rivers' translation of Tignonville's French version of the Dicta philosophorum, a collection of sayings of wise men, originally compiled in Arabic. Revised and edited, with some additional matter, by William Caxton.

Facsimile of the first edition, without t.-p., colophon, folios, catchwords or signatures (blank leaves not reproduced) Caxton's epilogue and additions begin on the 73d recto: Here endeth the book named the dictes or sayengis of the philosophhres enprynted by me William Caxton at Westmestre the yere of our Lord M.CCCC.LXXVIJ.
Language:
English, Middle (1100-1500)
Format :
Book