WORKS OF MR. FRANCIS RABELAIS, Doctor In Physick, Containing Five Books of.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Together with the Pantagrueline Prognostication, the Oracle of the Divine Bacbuc, and response of the bottle; Hereunto are annexed the Navigations unto the Sounding Isle and the Isle of Apdests: as likewise the Philosophical cream with a Limousin Epistle. [Translated by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty]

Rabelais Francis; [Robinson, W. Heath, Illus.]

Published by London for the Navarre Society 1921, 1921
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2 volumes. First edition thus. With 100 full-page black and white illustrations by W. Heath Robinson, with numerous illustrations in the text. 8vo, publisher's full white polished buckram, the covers ruled and decorated in gilt, the spines fully gilt decorated and lettered. With the original gray dustjackets printed in blue. xvi, 474; xvi, 462 pp. A fine set, the cloth clean and with very little evidence of age, the jackets with a tad edge rubbing, primarily from shelving and a bit of mellowing to their backs. A PLEASING AND HANDSOME SET OF THIS TIMELESS CLASSIC. "For most English readers Rabelais has taken the very form and pressure of his eccentric, full-blooded translator, and doubtless would have smiled upon the joyous excess to which Urquhart, with the aid of Cotgrave's lustily Rabelaisian Deictionary (1611) carried his verbal gymnastics" (OHEL). "One of the most perfect transfusions of an author from one language into another that ever man accomplished. In point of style Urquhart was Rabelais incarnate, and in his enjoyment of the verbal resources, whether of science or pseudo-science or slang, he almost surpassed Rabelais himself" (DNB). Bookseller Inventory # 26377

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Publisher: London for the Navarre Society 1921

Publication Date: 1921

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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