A Dissertation Concerning the Origin of Printing in England. Shewing, that it was first introduced and practised by our countryman William Caxton, at Westminster: And not, as is commonly believed, by a Foreign Printer at Oxford. William Caxton, Conyer Middleton.
A Dissertation Concerning the Origin of Printing in England. Shewing, that it was first introduced and practised by our countryman William Caxton, at Westminster: And not, as is commonly believed, by a Foreign Printer at Oxford

A Dissertation Concerning the Origin of Printing in England. Shewing, that it was first introduced and practised by our countryman William Caxton, at Westminster: And not, as is commonly believed, by a Foreign Printer at Oxford.

Cambridge: printed for W. Thurlbourn, over-against the Senate-House, 1735.

First edition. [iv], 29, [1], [2, catalogue] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Disbound and laid in later plain wrappers. Portion of title-page excised, text lightly soiled, contemporary owner's signature on half-title. ESTC T14359. Item #300064

"Against the popular notion at the time that William Caxton had been preceded by a printer at Oxford, Middleton published A Dissertation Concerning the Origin of Printing in England (1734–5), which argued vigorously that Caxton had introduced the printing press to England" (ODNB).

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