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François RABELAIS. OEuvres, avec des remarques...

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François RABELAIS. OEuvres, avec des remarques historiques et critiques de Mr. Le Duchat. Amsterdam, Jean-Frédéric Bernard, 1741. 3 volumes in-4, marbled calf, spines with 5 ornate nerves (period binding). Cohen, 840 / Reynaud, 431 /// I. (4f.)-XXXVI-526 / II. (2f.)-XXXIV-3 to 383 / III. (7 f.)-216 (marked 218)-150-(18f.). Frontispiece drawn and engraved by Folkema, an engraved title repeated by Picart, portrait engraved by Tanjé, a map, 3 folding topographical engravings relating to Rabelais, a figure for the bottle, 12 figures by Du Bourg engraved by Bernaerts, Folkema and Tanjé, 12 vignettes and 12 culs-de-lampe by Picart. Accrocation at one head, small loss at bottom of hinge and wear at 4 corners. The plates are a little foxed, but the copy is still very pleasant.