Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Early Printing - in Europe
filename:
oulis2009-btj0050
folio:
recto
Caption:
The Caxton advertisement. This poster advertises Caxton’s edition of the Sarum Ordinal or Pye, the priest’s manual of variations in the Office during the ecclesiastical year. The ‘Red Pale’ in the Almonry, Westminster was Caxton’s shop. The request at the end (in Latin) not to remove the notice shows that it was meant to be attached to a wall or door: it is the earliest surviving printed advertisement in English publishing history.
Detail (dimensions):
80 x 146 mm. (page)
sort order:
10
Shelfmark:
Arch. G e.37
Description:
Advertisement for Sarum Pie [‘Ordinale ad usum Sarum’] ([Westminster: William Caxton, c.1476-7])
Title:
Ordinale ad usum Sarum
Author:
Caxton, William
Owner:
Francis Douce (1757-1834)
Printer:
[Caxton, William]
Type of Object:
printed leaf
Country or culture of origin:
English
Conditions of Access:
The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Language:
English
Date of origin:
1476-1477
Collection:
incunable
Keywords:
printed pages
Catalogue Reference:
Bod. Inc. Cat., C-155

The Caxton advertisement. This poster advertises Caxton’s edition of the Sarum Ordin…