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RABELAIS, Francois; illustrated by PAPE, Frank C.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF DOCTOR FRANCOIS RABELAIS Abstractor of the Quintessence; Being an Account of the Inestimable Life of the Great Gargantua, and of the Heroic Deeds, Sayings and Marvellous Voyages of His Son the Good Pantagruel.
London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1927. Limited edition. Two volumes. Beautiful full crushed red morocco by Cuneo, decorated in gilt and green morocco to the upper and lower boards. Five raised bands, gilt and green morocco decorated compartments, titles in gilt to the spine. Double ruled inner dentelles with decorative corner pieces. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Housed in a bespoke red cloth, felt lined slipcase. Illustrated throughout by Frank C. Pape. A fine set, sumptuously bound by the Chicago master bookbinders The Cuneo Bindery. Limited to 4300 copies of which 2300 are for the United Kingdom and 2000 are for the United States. This set is numbered 95. Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart and Peter Motteux, with annotations by Duchat, Ozell and others. With a new introduction by J. Lewis May. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA) [York, United Kingdom]
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