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The Histories of Gargantua and Pantagruel by  Francois Rabelais - Hardcover - 1982 - from E Ridge fine Books and Biblio.com

The Histories of Gargantua and Pantagruel

by Rabelais, Francois

Condition: Fine


The Franklin Library. Fine. 1982. Hardcover. The Franklin Library, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine A few minor scratches to gilt page ends, no other defects; very nearly As New. Pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. This is a beautiful faux leather (leatherette) edition. Brown boards, two raised bands to spine, all edges gilt, elaborate gilt decoration to covers and spine, patterned endpapers. A handsome copy. ; 8vo ; 715 pp. pages .




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