The Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais Doctor in Physick. Containing Five Books of the Lives, Heroick Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Sonne Pantagruel. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson. Francois. Robinson Rabelais, W. Heath.

The Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais Doctor in Physick. Containing Five Books of the Lives, Heroick Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Sonne Pantagruel. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.

London: privately printed for the Navarre Society Limited, [1921]. 2 volumes, 8vo, xvi, 474; xvi, 462 pp. Monochrome frontispieces with tissue guards and 254 black and white illustrations in the text, including 100 full-page, all by Heath Robinson. Original white buckram lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. Signature on front free endpaper, endpapers lightly toned, a little foxing to the final pages of volume two, a good set. Third Heath Robinson edition. The works of Rabelais illustrated by William Heath Robinson were commissioned by Grant Richards and first published as two large quarto volumes in 1904. Heath Robinson "chose a grotesque style which emphasized the earthiness of the epic while overlooking the bawdy" (ODNB). Item #108718

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