Beautiful Set of Rabelais

    François Rabelais. Oeuvres de Maitre François Rabelais, avec des Remarques Historiques et Critiques de Mr. Le Duchat. Amsterdam: Jean Frederic Bernard, 1741. Nouvelle edition. Three quarto volumes. Half-title leaf, engraved half-title leaf, full title leaf, [1-4] avertissement du libraire, preface [I]-XXXVI, [1]-526 pages; half-title leaf, frontispiece leaf, full title leaf, [I]-XXXIV, [3]- 383 pages; half-title leaf, engraved frontispiece leaf, full title leaf, [i-ii] avertissement du libraire, engraved author portrait leaf, [i-vi] La Vie, La Lettres half-title, dedication, [1]-154, section title leaf, [157]-218, section title leaf, [3]- 150 pages, [1-20] table des matieres, [1-2] clef de Rabelais, [1-13] table des matieres. Lavishly Illustrated with full-page half-titles, three fold-out engravings of Rabelais' residence and one fold-out map; seventeen full-page engravings by Picart, Tanje, and Bernaerts with numerous engraved chapter titles, initials, vignettes, and decorative devices throughout. Bound in full polished calf with triple fillet borders and gilt-tooled board edges. Five raised bands on spine with gilt-stamped floral decorations and compartment ruling. Red and brown morocco labels on spine with gilt-stamped titles and ruling. All edges stained red. Marbled endpapers with armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Faded ownership initials to title pages. Minor foxing and offsetting in all volumes. A near fine set of a beautiful edition.

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