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This is set number 155 of the Covici-Friede 1929 limited publication of 1300 sets, All the Extant Works of François Rabelais, illustrated by Jean de Bosschère, with all text in english translated by Samuel Putnam. The covers (13.25" x 10.5"), green cloth spines and paper boards, are scuffed, with some edge wear, with faded but legible title/author labels, and with a sunned line across the top of each volume.
They are structurally sound, with no looseness at the hinges, and with all spines straight. The insides are near fine, with no writing, other than the set number, no stamps or other attachments, no page tears, no fade to the art or lettering. The bindings are tight, with no loose or missing pages. I’ve found no tears or notable creases.
The many color illustrations are as new, as is all the black and white art.

François Rabelais ( ca. 1493 – 9 April 1553) French writer, doctor, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar. He is considered one of the great writers of world literature and among the creators of modern European writing. His best known work is Gargantua and Pantagruel.
The volumes are filled with wonderful illustrations by Belgian artist Jean de Bosschère (5 July 1878 – 17 January 1953).
Samuel Putnam (10 October 1892 – 15 January 1950), noted American translator and scholar of Romance languages, did the translation.

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    The Works of Francois Rabelais

    Estimate $75 - $100Jan 11, 2018
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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