Reynard the Fox: A Burlesque Poem From the German Original of the Fifteenth Century
. Boston: Lee and Shepard/NY: Lee, Shepard, & Dillingham . Boston/NY ,
PT4846.R4 1872 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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The introduction to the Heritage Press edition The Story of Reynard the Fox (1954) speaks of E.W. Holloway's Reynard the Fox, a Poem in twelve Cantos as having been published in London in 1852. The mention of twelve cantos makes me think that this is a later printing of that Holloway translation. The illustrations are taken straight from Kaulbach. The preface is signed VD. The paper used in this book may be the most brittle I have seen. The preface speaks of the author's restructuring of the text to contain four parts, each containing three cantos. The whole verse epic here is set in England. For me the source of this work is not clear. I think it does not spring from Goethe but rather from the Lübeck Reynke de Vos published in 1498.