Reynard the Fox 1855 Goethe English Translation Joseph Wolf illustrated bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Reynard the Fox After the German Version of Goethe, by Thomas James Arnold. Illustrated by Joseph Wolf.
Published 1855, London by Nattali and Bond. Printed by Whittingham, plates printed by Pickering.
320 pages. Text in English. Frontispiece protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with 13 full page engraved plates, all well done by Roe or Fox.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, marbled covers, edges, and end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this lovely mid-19th century antique book survives.
Book Measures c. 8 3/4" H x 5 7/8" W.