The History of Reynard the Foxe.Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, sold by Bernard Quaritch, 1892  Stock Code: 145992
Limited edition, one of 300 copies on paper, from a total edition of 310 copies. In his note requested by Quaritch as a puff, Morris commented: "this translation of Caxton's is one of the very best of his works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue is delightful as mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation of character, it is a thoroughly good representative of the famous ancient Beast Epic" (cited in Elisabeth Luther Cary, William Morris, 1902).
Quarto. Original limp vellum, spine lettered in gilt, original green cloth ties, yapp edges. Housed in a custom red card slipcase.
Printed in Troy type in black and red; glossary in Chaucer type. Woodcut title-page and facing page with full woodcut page-border, numerous 8-line and smaller initials and partial borders.
A lovely copy, contents crisp and free from spotting, in a fresh example of the original vellum.
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