Gargantua & Pantagruel

Paris: G. Crès et Cie, 1922. Hardcover. Bound in 3/4 red leather with cloth covers. Spine has 5 raised bands with gilt ruling in compartments, top edge gilt, marbled end pages. 2 preliminary leaves, iv, 812 pp, profusely illustrated with bw illustrations. Original cover bound in rear of book. Good+ (cloth covers soiled, block edges general aging/tanning, interior pages have slight tanning but intact and clean). Item #173993

Written in French. 1 of 400 copies of this book printed. Contains 525 bw illustrations by Joseph Hemard. "The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel is a pentalogy of novels written in the 16th century by François Rabelais, which tells of the adventures of two giants, Gargantua and his son Pantagruel. The text is written in an amusing, extravagant, and satirical vein, and features much crudity, scatological humor, and violence (lists of explicit or vulgar insults fill several chapters)." website.

OCLC: 3151820

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