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This is an auction for GARGANTUA & PANTAGRUEL by Francois Rabelais.

Translated by Sir Thomas Urquhart & Peter Motteux.

From Wikipedia:

"Francois Rabelais (c. 1494-1553) was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor and Renaissance humanist. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, and bawdy jokes and songs . . . As a doctor, he used his spare time to write and publish humorous pamphlets which were critical of established authority and stressed his own perception of individual liberty. His revolutionary works, although satirical, revealed an astute observer of the social and political events unfolding during the first half of the 16th century. Using the pseudonym Alcofribas Nasier (an anagram of Francois Rabelais), in 1532 he published his first book, Pantagruel, that would be the start of his Gargantua series. In this book, Rabelais sings the praises of the wines from his hometown of Chinon through vivid descriptions of the eat, drink and be merry lifestyle of the main character, the giant Pantagruel and his friends. Despite the great popularity of his book, both it and his prequel book on the life of Pantagruel's father Gargantua were condemned by the academics at the Sorbonne for their unorthodox ideas and by the Roman Catholic Church for their derision of certain religious practices. Rabelais's third book, published under his own name, was also banned . . . "

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Hardback 1964..

1019 pages.

Wear to cover and edges of pages, otherwise good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$9.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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