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Oeuvres de Rabelais. Edition conforme aux derniers textes revus par L'Auteur. Une Notice et un Glossaire par Pierre Jannet. llustrations de A. Robida. [Two volumes]

by Rabelais

Condition: 4to (12.5 x 9"), viii, 494 + 484 pp, 48 plates including 8 in color, and the remainder in grey/blue, ochre and black, profu


Paris: A La Librairie Illustree, 1885-1886. Hardcover (half red morocco, marbled paper boards). 4to (12.5 x 9"), viii, 494 + 484 pp, 48 plates including 8 in color, and the remainder in grey/blue, ochre and black, profusely illustrated throughout text itself with black & white drawings; table of contents in v.1 and index in v.2, marbled paper endpapers; text block edge-browned throughout, one leaf with 2" tear not affecting text, private bookplate in each volume, front inner hinges broken, joints worn & starting, boards edge-worn, paper boards bit scuffed with small pieces missing, gilt decorated spines bright. internally clean & unmarked; overall a good set of a scarce item. .
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: Westsider Rare & Used Books Inc. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 39284
  • Title: Oeuvres de Rabelais. Edition conforme aux derniers textes revus par L'Auteur. Une Notice et un Glossaire par Pierre Jannet. llustrations de A. Robida. [Two volumes]
  • Author: Rabelais
  • Format/binding: Hardcover (half red morocco, marbled paper boards)
  • Book condition: Used - 4to (12.5 x 9"), viii, 494 + 484 pp, 48 plates including 8 in color, and the remainder in grey/blue, ochre and black, profu
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: A La Librairie Illustree
  • Place: Paris
  • Date published: 1885-1886
  • Keywords: French Literature; Illusrated Books; French Language; Rabelais-Complete Works

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