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The CRAFTY COURTIER: or The FABLE Of REINARD The FOX: Newly done into English Verse; From the Antient Latin Iambics of Hartm. Schopperus, and by him Dedicated to Maximilian then Emperor of Germany
Printed for John Nutt, London, 1706. [8], 311, [1] pp. Advert last page. Mispaginations in D gathering. 8vo: A^4 B - U^8 X^4. The character of Reynard the Fox a folklore fixture, thought to have originated in Alsace-Lorraine before spreading to France, the Low Countries & Germany. The character received expanded treatment by Pierre Saint-Cloud, ca 1170, in his Le Roman de Renart. Caxton first published the tale under the title Reynard the Fox, in 1481. This a somewhat uncommon early 18th C English translation, with ABPC showing no copies at auction these past 30+ years. Binding - Fine. Textblock - usual browning & spotting, Very Good. Modern brown speckled full calf binding, executed in a period style 1st edition of this English translation (Foxon C493). [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
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