Gargantua and Pantagruel
Essay by Milan Kundera
This unique edition unites Rabelais's 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’s 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
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
14¼˝ × 10¼˝