The first work in the English language

was Caxton’s “Game of Chesse,” issued in 1474.

Taken from Gesta Typographica by Chas. Jacobi, 1897, page 21.

John Fust, or Faust

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The Length of Literary Copyright

Machines

Newspapers were first printed

[The Vatican’s Printing Press]

Benvenue

Richard Pynson

Some Numerals

John Gutenberg

Stereotyping

The first work printed in Germany in the Roman characters

John Fust, or Faust

The first work in the English language

The Length of Literary Copyright

The letters in the alphabets of the different nations

Henry Stephens, Stephanus, or Étienne

Robert Stephens

Charles Stephens

Henry Stephens

Robert Stephens

Francis Stephens

Balls

The Stationers’ Company