RABELAIS (François). OEuvres... published... - Lot 178 - Kâ-Mondo

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RABELAIS (François). OEuvres... published... - Lot 178 - Kâ-Mondo
RABELAIS (François). OEuvres... published under the title Faits et dits du géant Gargantua et de son fils Pantagruel, with La prognostication pantagrueline, L'épître du Limosin, La crème philosophale... S. l., s. n. [Paris, Prault], 1732. 5 vol. in-12, contemporary mottled tan calf, 5-nerved spine, red title-piece, stamped tomaison, ornate caissons, red edges (minor flaws including 3 uncovered headpieces, rubbing to spines, tear to edge of one plate. "Nouvelle édition, augmentée de quelques remarques nouvelles" [by P.-Ch. Jamet & Th. Gueulette]. It is illustrated with a title-frontispiece with a copper-engraved portrait of the author by Scotin, another unsigned portrait of Rabelais and 4 folding plates (3 views of La Devinière and a map of the Chinonois region); volume 5 also features a full-page woodcut figure of the dive bouteille. Early signature "De La Moynerie" on the first title, initialled on the corners of subsequent titles.
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