The Histories of Gargantua and Pantagruel

$65.00

Rabelais, François; Walter Brooks (Illust.); John M. Cohen (Illust.)

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Rabelais, François; Walter Brooks (Illust.); John M. Cohen (Illust.). The Histories of Gargantua and Pantagruel ; A Limited Edition. Franklin Center, Pennyslvania: The Franklin Library, 1978. Limited Edition. pp. 772. Royal 8vo. Bound in fine full red leather over boards, featuring elaborate gilt lettering, rules and ornamentation to the spine and boards; four raised bands to spine, five compartments, textured red silk moire endpapers, like silk ribbon-marker, all edges gilt. Extremities, and contents entirely without blemish. Gorgeously illustrated with full-page colour plates. Appears unread; as new. A most handsome presentation indeed. Not to be mistaken with some earlier, and later printings which are not bound in real leather but a leather substitute (faux leathrette). Most uncommon in this edition, and state. As New. Leather Bound. ”This limited edition of The Histories of Gargantua and Pantagruel is published exclusivley for subscribers to The Franklin Library collection The 100 Greatest Books of All Time.” (#4058) $65.00