1929 All the Extant Works of Francois Rabelais an American Translation With a Critical Text Variant eading Vaiorum Notes & Drawings Attributed to Rabelais
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Illustrated, Limited Edition, Publishers' Original Binding
Complete in three volumes. A limited edition work, limited to two hundred copies, of which this is numbered one-hundred and twenty-eight. A collection of the works of Francois Rabelais, containing his best known work 'Gargantua and Pantagruel'. Volume I illustrated with a frontispiece, one map, and seventeen plates. Volume II illustrated with a frontispiece, and ten plates. Volume III illustrated with a frontispiece and one-hundred and twenty plates. Rabelais was a physician, humanist, monk, and Greek scholar. He was best known for this work, and for his grotesque bawdy jokes and fantastical satire. He inspired many writers after him, including Honore de Balzac. Translated and edited by Samuel Putnam, an American translator and scholar of the Romantic languages. He was noted for his translations of Rabelais. Illustrated by Alexander King, a humorist and memoirist. He was also a media personality in the early television era.
In the original publisher's quarter cloth binding with paper to the boards. Externally, smart. Light fading to the spines and joints. Mino rmarks to the boards and spines. Bookseller's label to the front pastedowns. Internally, fimly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with just the odd light spot. Closed tear to the head of page xxxiii/xxxiv of Volume I.
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