History of Reynard the Fox : From the Edition Printed by Caxton In 1481
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Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.75" tall
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
William John Thoms initiated the term "Folk-Lore" into the study of "Popular Antiquities" or "Popular Literature" in a letter printed in the Athenaeum, August 22, 1846, and charted a course for its study. He envisioned reconstructing the ancient pagan mythology of Britain in the same fashion the Brothers Grimm had done earlier in Germany. This was his central contribution to mythology and folklore but by no means his only one. In fact, while he supported himself as a clerk in the secretary's office at Chelsea Hospital (until 1845) and then as a clerk in the printed-paper office of the House of Lords (until 1863), he was a leading participant in antiquarian societies, elected a fellow of the More...
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