Reynard the Fox. After the German Version of Goethe
London, Nimmo, 1887.
Quarto, 342 pages with 'Sixty Illustrations from the Designs of Wilhelm von Kaulbach and Twelve India Proof Engravings by Joseph Wolf'.
Full gilt-decorated morocco with very prominent raised bands, inner gilt dentelles and all edges gilt; leather very slightly scuffed, spine lightly sunned; some foxing, confined mainly to the first and last leaves and (to a lesser extent) some of the plates; an excellent copy.
The illustration stamped in gilt on the front cover, although based closely on the illustration on page 33 in the text, is clearly produced from a different engraving - this is possibly an unsigned designer binding of a very high standard.