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Rabelais, Francois
The Whole Works Of Rabelais, M.D. In Two Volumes, Or, The Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings Of Gargantua & Pantagruel.; Done out of French by Sir Thomas Urchard, Knight, Mr. Motteaux, and Others
London: James Woodward, 1708. First collected English Edition. leather_bound. 532 [8] [*1,B8-Uu8]. 20 x 12.5 cm. Frontispiece portrait. Index. Rabelais, Renaissance humorist, using the name Aclofribas Nasier [an anagram of his name] published his first book, "Pantagruel," the start of the "Gargantua" series that was completed in four novels -- a chronicle of farce, peppered with broad popular humor mocking asceticism and oppressive religious and political forces. Generally clean and sound internally, early small initials margin of frontispiece and in margin of second title, corner wear. Contemporary full brown calf rebacked, original spine laid-down. 2 vols. one. Very good. Item #19367. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller (ashroyoung22) [Ardsley, New York, US]
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