The history of Reynard the foxe.
Caxton, William. Kelmscott Press, 1892.
First edition from the Kelmscott Press of the classic tale of clever Reynard: a gorgeous, lavishly produced volume, quintessentially representative of William Morris’s Kelmscott work. Though popularly most often associated with the English “medieval” revival, Morris’s models and muses in his printing work were the manuscripts and printed books of the early Renaissance, as is splendidly shown here. The lavish wood-engraved border and bold lettering of the decorative title-page opposite Reynard’s first page of text, and the border and management of that text-page itself, serve as an excellent example of how these were typically deployed in his favored double-page spread design.