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FRANCOIS RABELAIS / GUSTAVE GOLDEN - Gargantua Pantagruel Engravings IN4 1854 LI5First print of the engraved illustration of Gustave Doré.AUTHOR: François RabelaisTITLE: WORKS OF FRANCOIS RABELAIS containing the life of GARGANTUA and that of PANTAGRUEL. Increased with several fragments and two chapters of the Fifth Book, restored from a manuscript of the Imperial Library. Preceded by a historical note on the life and works of Rabelais.Augmented new documents by P.L. Jacob.PLACE: EDITOR, DATE: Paris, J. Bry Ainé, 1854. New edition, review on the best texts and particularly on the works of J. Le Duchat and S. de l'Aulnaye. Clarification of spelling and punctuation, with short notes and a glossary by Louis Barré.COLLATION: 339 pages. Full.FORMAT: in4, (20x28cm)BINDING: Half leather binding. Ribbed back decorated with cold stamped florets and pretty golden irons. With the name of V. Bonet near the lower cap.ILLUSTRATIONS: With black and white illustrations in the text and full page.STATE: Copy fairly well preserved. Friction of use on the headdresses and on the back. Light game in the hinge. Fresh interior with some light rednesses.BIOGRAPHY & THEME: François Rabelais (also known under the pseudonym Alcofribas Nasier, anagram of François Rabelais, or even under that of Séraphin Calobarsy) is a French humanist writer of the Renaissance, born at La Devinière in Seuilly, near Chinon (in the former province of Touraine), in 1483 or 1494 according to the sources, and died in Paris on April 9, 1553. (wikipedia)
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