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RABELAIS, François.

The Complete Works.

Being an account of the inestimable life of the great Gargantua, and of the heroic deeds, sayings and marvellous voyages of his son the good Pantagruel: the whole faithfully rendered into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart and Peter Motteux, With Annotations by Duchat, Ozell and Others, a New Introduction by J. Lewis May, and Many Illustrations by Frank C. Papé. In Two Volumes.

London & New York: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd.; Boni and Liveright, 1927 Stock Code: 139909
£275.00
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First edition thus, illustrated by Papé, one of 4,300 numbered sets, this is "unnumbered for Review". Frank Cheyne Papé (1878-1972) was an English artist and illustrator who had studied at The Slade School of Fine Art. He was married to Alice Stringer, also an illustrator and fellow Slade student.

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Description

2 volumes, large octavo (235 x 151 mm). Finely bound for the bookseller C. J. Sawyer in red half morocco gilt, titles and fleur-de-lys motifs in gilt to spines, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

24 engraved plates (including frontispieces) and numerous in-text illustrations by Frank C. Papé, title pages printed in red and black.

Condition

Spines a little sunned, boards a touch bowed, the bindings otherwise bright and firm, internally clean and fresh; a near-fine set.

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