The Complaint of the Black Knight

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The Complaint of the Black Knight, by the English monk John Lydgate, is the oldest surviving book printed in Scotland, which displays the printing date: 4 April 1508[1] (see 1508 in poetry). In 2010 it was chosen by UNESCO to become part of its Memory of the World Register.[2]

Printed in Edinburgh by Chepman and Myllar, the book was often falsely attributed in Scotland as a work of Chaucer.[3]

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  1. ^ "Printing is one of Scotland's oldest surviving industries". 500 Years of Printing in Scotland. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Ross, Shã‚N (14 July 2010). "World won't forget Scotland's rich past". Edinburgh: The Scotsman. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Chepman and Myllar prints". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 

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