Revised edition of the text, given by Le Duchat in collaboration with La Monnoye. Tchemerzine, V, 319; Brunet, IV, 1060; Rahir, p.599; Plan 133.
The first critical and commented edition of Rabelais was published in Amsterdam the previous year. It is here re-edited by Jamet l’Aîné and Thomas Gueulette who added comments and personal notes.
The edition is illustrated with two portraits of Rabelais by Scotin, one of them as a frontispiece representing the author writing his work, one folding map of the Chinon country illustrated with 3 small medallion portraits of Rabelais and 3 folding figures representing “La Devinière”, the inside of the author’s bedroom and “the outside of Rabelais’ bedroom in Chinon”.
All of antiquarian editions of Rabelais are sought-after.
A very beautiful, particularly wide-margined (177 mm high), preserved in its elegant contemporary red morocco binding.
It comes from the Beauchamp’s collection, with green armorial stamp on half-titles and the Guy du Boisrouvray’s collection.