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The Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais Doctor in Physick, Containing Five Books of the Lives, Heroick Deeds & Sayings of Gargantua and His Sonne Pantagruel. (Two-volume set.) by  Francois. (W. Heath Robinson) RABELAIS - First edition thus - 1904 - from Long Brothers Fine and Rare Books and Biblio.com

The Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais Doctor in Physick, Containing Five Books of the Lives, Heroick Deeds & Sayings of Gargantua and His Sonne Pantagruel. (Two-volume set.)

by RABELAIS, Francois. (W. Heath Robinson)

Condition: Very Good +/No dust jacket issued


London: Grant Richards, 1904. First edition thus. Cloth. Very Good +/No dust jacket issued. Two volumes. Stout 4to. Vol. I: Pp. xlii, 377; Vol. II: Pp. xliv, 350. Numerous plates and text illustrations. TEG, fore-edge untrimmed. White buckram with gilt lettering and decoration. Spines slightly darkened, as usual, and some soiling to cloth. Corners bumped. Else, a crisp set. For centuries prudes have identified Rableais's work as containing many unseemly characteristics: licentiousness, grotesqueries, coarse and ribald satire, etc. In short, the qualities one looks for in decent literature. This set comprises a great partnership: Rabelais's delightfully vulgar tales are complemented by Robinson's witty and developed eye. SADS-YTM-BB


Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: Long Brothers Fine and Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 47
  • Title: The Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais Doctor in Physick, Containing Five Books of the Lives, Heroick Deeds & Sayings of Gargantua and His Sonne Pantagruel. (Two-volume set.)
  • Author: RABELAIS, Francois. (W. Heath Robinson)
  • Format/binding:Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good +
  • Jacket condition: No dust jacket issued
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition thus
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Grant Richards
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1904
  • Keywords: fine literature
  • Subjects: FICTION / Literary;

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