THE MOST DELECTABLE HISTORY OF REYNARD THE FOX

By: [TURBAYNE, ALBERT ANGUS (binding design)]; [Calderon, Frank W. (illustrations)]; JACOBS, JOSEPH

Price: $300.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine


C8vo (7¼“ x 5¼”). pp. xxxi; 260 + 4 pp. publisher’s advts. Signed Albert Angus Turbayne Art Nouveau publisher’s binding in smooth green cloth with titles surrounded by a swirling briar rose containing fox, rooster and hens; lion king and fox head with titles on spine, a.e.g.

Includes b/w full page frontis. with tissue guard and vignette illustrations throughout the text by W. Frank Calderon.

"Reynard the Fox shares with Aesop’s fables the distinction of being folk-lore raised into literature. It is a series of short stories of adventure forming a romance”. First published in England by Caxton, Reynard the Fox was adapted by Henry Cole (a.k.a. Felix Summerley), and was then was used by Jacobs with a few changes in this edition.

A fine copy -- difficult to find in this condition. Part of the Macmillan Cranford Series. Balston I: 16; Rogerson 16.

Title: THE MOST DELECTABLE HISTORY OF REYNARD THE FOX

Author Name: [TURBAYNE, ALBERT ANGUS (binding design)]; [Calderon, Frank W. (illustrations)]; JACOBS, JOSEPH

Illustrator: Calderon, Frank W.

Categories: Publisher's Bindings, 19th C. English, Book Design and Typography, Asthetic Movement, Art Nouveau,

Edition: First

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.: 1895

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 2865

Keywords: Albert Angus Turbayne, Frank Calderon, Carlton Studios, Art Nouveau, Aesthetic Movement, J.E.H. Macdonald, Cranford, Publisher's binding