The Acquisitions Table: Reynard the Fox

Reynard the Fox. After the German Version of Goethe by Thomas James Arnold. London: Trubner & Co.; New York: Theo. Stroeffer, 1870.
This is a folio format edition of the celebrated animal adventurer Reynard the Fox. This luxurious metal engraving of Reynard reclining after a busy day of hunting prey was engraved by Rudolph Kahn after a drawing by Wilhelm Kaulbach (1804-1874). This is truly a transatlantic production issued in London by Trubner & Co. and in New York by Theodore Stroefer; they also jointly issued the picture book Illustrated Flying Sheets (1871) featuring illustrations by German artists. We delight in collecting transatlantic children’s books, and this book came to use through the generosity of AAS member Chris Dumaine.

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