(engraved titlepage) 273 (i.e. 272) folia. 18th century Leather with raised bands, 4° (Provenance: From the Bibliotheca Tiliana with its bookplate on the front paste-down and library-stamp on recto of the final folium. The spine has been restored with preservation of most of the back-strip. Fol. 173-174 and 171-172 are bound in each other’s place. Low German edition of the famous medieval beast-epic Reynard the Fox, the story based on a common Old French version and tells about a conflict between a king (lion) and his vasall (fox). The first Low German edition was published at Lübeck in 1498 and the stories about the mischievous Reynard Fuchs turned out a real bestseller in 16th century German-language regions. Illustrated with an engraved titlepage of which the accents coloured in red, 1 full-page woodcut engraving and 43 half-page woodcut engravings depicting scenes from the story and 42 small woodcuts within the text depicting various professions/costumes. The large woodcuts were previously used in the 1539 Rostock edition and 36 of them are attributed to Erhard Altdorfer the brother of bookseller Laurens Altdorfer for whom this edition was published. A firm and complete copy.)
Reyneke Vosz de olde nye gedrucket, mit sidlykem vorstande vnde schonen Figuren, erlüchtet vnde vorbetert.
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