[DORÉ]. RABELAIS (François). Oeuvres de Rabelais,... - Lot 604 - Kâ-Mondo

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[DORÉ]. RABELAIS (François). Oeuvres de Rabelais,... - Lot 604 - Kâ-Mondo
[DORÉ]. RABELAIS (François). Oeuvres de Rabelais, text collated from the original editions with a life of the author, notes and glossary, illustrations by Gustave Doré. Paris, Garnier Frères, 1873, in-folio, 2 volumes, (4) , XLIV , 476 (4) , 496 pp. 60 plates and a portrait, Cherry half-chagrin with corners, spine ribbed, gilt heads. Modern binding. (light spotting in volume 2). First edition. The illustration consists of 29 plates in Volume I and 31 in Volume II, as well as numerous woodcut illustrations forming chapter headings and cul-de-lampe. Gustave Doré, who illustrated Bry's Rabelais in 1854, has reworked his curious and fantastic evocation of the Middle Ages in a larger format. A good copy, with light leaf-margin wetness throughout the second volume. (Leblanc, Catalogue de l'oeuvre complet de Gustave Doré, 290-291).
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