François Rabelais - Gargantua and Pantagruel
New and unread - in immaculate condition. Illustrated by Gustave Doré Introduced by Stephen Greenblatt Translated by Professor M. A. Screech Limited to 500 hand-numbered sets Essay by Milan Kundera This unique edition unites Rabelais' comic masterpiece translated into English with all Doré's renowned illustrations for the first time. This superb set, limited to just 500 hand-numbered copies, replicates Gustave Doré's masterpiece, hundreds of illustrations for François Rabelais' seminal text and comic work of genius, Gargantua and Pantagruel. All five books are published in two volumes, with a brilliant English translation integrated with the illustrations for the first time. The edition also features a new introduction by Stephen Greenblatt and an essay by Milan Kundera. Limited to 500 hand-numbered sets Quarter-bound in goatskin leather with cloth sides blocked in gold foil on front and spine Set in Bulmer Two volumes 1,000 pages in total 61 full-page engraved illustrations including the frontispiece 658 smaller engraved illustrations Numerous ornamented initials throughout Handmade cloth-bound slipcase printed in gold with designs by Doré Gilded top edges Ribbon markers 14¼? × 10¼?