The Works of Francis Rabelais, M.D. A new ed., with improvements and an intire new set of cuts.
8vo. CXXI, (1), 387, (1) pp. (2), VI, VI, 7-256 pp. (2), VI, XVI, 17-349, (3) pp. VIII, LXXXIV, 85-360 pp. VIII, LVIII, 59-304 pp. All title pages printed in red and black. With 5 engr. frontispieces (some folded) and 23 engr. plates (mostly folded). Damaged contemporary English half calf with gilt-stamped title to spine.
Reprint of the 1736 London edition, the first to contain the notes by John Ozell, Peter Anthony Motteux, and Sir Thomas Urquhart. The translation had first appeared in 1653: "Formerly translated by Sir Thomas Urquart, M.D. and explained by Mr. Motteux. Since carefully revised, and compared throughout with M. le Du Chat's edition, by Mr. Ozell, who has likewise added, at the bottom of the pages, a translation of the notes, historical, critical and explanatory, of the said M. le Du Chat, and others; in which notes, the text is not only explained, but, in multitudes of places, amended, and made conformable to the first and best editions of this learned and facetious author". "Cette traduction [...] les Anglais regardent comme un modèle en ce genre" (Brunet).
Spine of original interim bindings (as issued) strongly damaged, spine-ends defect, hinges cracked or covers loose. Interior clean and untrimmed.
OCLC 11927791. Brunet IV, 1063 (note).