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Speculum Vitae Aulicae. De Admirabili Fallacia et Astutia Vulpeculae Reinikes Libri Quatuor, nunc primum ex idiomate Germanico latinitate donati, adiectis elegantissimis iconibus, veras omnium apologorum animaliumque species ad vivum adumbrantibus. [Reynard the Fox]
Francof. ad Moenum [Frankfurt]: Nicolaus Bassaeus. 1579. Third edition of the first Latin translation of Reynard the Fox, previously published in 1567 and 1574. 24mo. 496, [20]pp. 57 woodcuts by Jobst Amman. Utilitarian later (probably early 20th Century) cloth with morocco spine label gilt. Trimmed but with reasonable margins. A small worm hole on the first few leaves, a very good or better copy. The Reynard cycle of stories (satirical allegories rather than stories for children), in which the trickster fox outwits his enemies, often the greedy and dull-witted wolf, arose in the 10th and 11th Centuries and were popular throughout medieval Europe in several languages, most notably in the French versions. Several more modern translations derive from Schopper's Latin version. .
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