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Item #3133

THE HISTORY OF REYNARD THE FOXE

The exquisite 1892 edition of the classic medieval tales, in a Deluxe Limited Edition of 600

"Hyer begynneth the hystorye of Reynard the Foxe..."

The Kelmscott Press stands as one of publishing’s greatest small presses... Now, its 1892 edition of the timeless medieval tale of the trickster Reynard the Foxe is available as an Easton Press leather-bound edition.  With sumptuous paper, an intricate cover design pressed into the leather, a clothbound slipcase with matching, textured design, and individually hand-marbled endsheets, this is one of the most luxurious editions Easton Press has produced.

A Deluxe Limited Edition of just 600.


8" x 11", 176pp
4 Monthly Installments of $90
Currently in stock and ready to order!
A re-creation of the remarkable 1892 edition printed by William Morris at Kelmscott Press in an issue of about 300. This edition features stunning typesetting and the classic original Middle English text.  Translated to English from the Dutch/Flemish by William Caxton in 1481.  

Chapters include the following and many more (shown here in Middle English -- remarkably readable even today):
  "How the kynge of all bestes, the Lyon, helde his court"
  "How the foxe was arestid and juged to deth"
  "How the kynge forgaf the foxe all thyngis and made hym soverayn over al his landes"
  "How the foxe with his frendes departed nobly fro the kynge and wente to his castel"

Strictly limited to 600 copies.

Printed and bound in the United States of America. Printed on Crane's Lettra 100% Fine Cotton Fiber paper with handmade marbled endpapers.  Bound in Italian cowhide leather.

Printed on archival quality, acid-neutral paper specially milled for this edition that conforms to all guidelines established for permanence and durability by the Council of Library Resources and the American National Standards Institute.


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