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OEUVRES DE MAITRE FRANCOIS RABELAIS, suivies des Remarques publiees en anglois par M. le Motteux, et traduites en francois par C. D. M. Nouvelle edition ornee de 76 gravures
Paris, Ferdinand Bastien, An VI, 1798.. 3 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION WITH THESE ENGRAVINGS (1798). French text, 8vo, 215 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, portrait, and 75 engraved plates, 3 folding plates of Rabelais' home, folding map, and 71 unsigned engraved plates for Gargantua and Pantagruel, pages: (4), xvi, 471, (8); (2), 624, (10); (2), 595, only Volume I has a half-title, Contents table at the end of each volume, unnumbered in Volumes I and II, bound in full old calf, expertly rebacked, raised bands and gilt rules to spines, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, new endpapers. Neat repairs to some corners, covers slightly worn, title page slightly browned, most text pages lightly browned and lightly foxed to varying degrees, 1 or two plates faintly browned, margins to a few plates lightly foxed, tiny hole in 1 margin, small chip to edge of 1 margin, small corner torn off 1 text page, small closed tear to margin of 1 page of Contents table, neatly repaired, otherwise a good set, bindings tight and firm. Cohen, Guide de l'amateur de livres a gravures du XVIII siecle, 843; Brunet IV, page 1059. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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