Rabelais, François: (Motteux, [Peter Anthony], ed.: Missy, César de, trans.:)

Oeuvres [...]Suivies des Remarques Publie´es en Anglois par M. Le Motteux, et Traduites en Francois par C. D. M..

Published: Paris: Ferdinand Bastien,

Date: 1797 - 1798

‘Nouvelle Édition’. 3 vols., pp. [iv], xvi, 3-479, [i] + 21 plates; [iv], 634, [ii] + 15 plates; [iv], 595, [i] + 7 plates, i.e. bound with only 43 of the 76 plates called for. Intermittent foxing throughout, occasional small marks, a little worming (single hole to first and last 4 leaves and first 2 plates of vol. I, and to vol.II pp.25-111 increasing and then dwindling away), paper flaw to vol.II leaf 2O1 affecting text but not legibilty. 19th-century dark brown morocco, raised bands, compartments outlined in gilt, gilt titles and borders, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. A few light scuffs to spines, joints and edges a bit rubbed, good.

Standard paper edition; 250 copies each of folio, quarto and octavo formats were printed on superior paper.


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