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      Sale 2379 | Lot 148
      Price Realized: $1,105With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2379 Lot 148

        (REYNARD THE FOX.) Shurley, John The Most Delightful History of Reynard the Fox: in Heroic Verse. 8 woodcut text illustrations. [8], 114 pages, including etched additional title. 4to, 216x175 mm, later 19th-century vellum boards by Birdsall, spine ends damaged; additional title darkened, torn across upper margin and restored, light dampstaining and soiling on letterpress title and next leaf, upper portion of letterpress title torn and restored with text replaced in meticulous pen-and-ink facsimile, repaired hole farther down affecting a few words, last page heavily soiled; uncut and largely unopened. London: Thomas Passinger and Charles Passinger, 1681

        Estimate $500 - 750

        first edition of this English verse adaptation of the medieval animal epic. Menke, Bibliotheca Reinardiana, pages 230-31; Wing S3514.


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,105

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