Paris; Bruxelles: G. van Oest, 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (11 1/2 x 9 1/2"). viii, 264, pp. Contemporary half crushed morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spine. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Original wrappers bound in. Frontispiece. Decorative initials. Book housed in a custom-made white linen covered slipcase.
Lavishly illustrated throughout with 64 plates in heliogravure, this scholarly work on the life of François Rabelais, the celebrated French Renaissance writer, physician, humanist, and monk brings to life the fascinating author of Gargantua and Pantagruel.
Sporadic soiling to slipcase. Binding rubbed along edges and joints. Ex-library bookplate on inside of front cover (Harvard's Library of Lowell House), and blind stamp at upper margin of title page (not affecting lettering). Minor age-toning along paper margin. Text in French. Slipcase in overall good, binding in good to good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. g to vg. Item #45511