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RABELAIS, François, ca.1490-1553 : GARGANTUA AND PANTAGRUEL : SELECTIONS FROM THE WORKS OF FRANCIS RABELAIS.

RABELAIS, François, ca.1490-1553 : GARGANTUA AND PANTAGRUEL : SELECTIONS FROM THE WORKS OF FRANCIS RABELAIS.

London : John Westhouse, 1945. First Brandt edition. Seventeenth-century translations of Rabelais by Sir Thomas Urquhart (1611-1660) and Peter Anthony Motteux (1660-1718), here combined with the extraordinary illustrations of Rolf A. Brandt (1906-1986). Introduction by Denis Saurat.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [xvi],(270),[ii]pp. Fourteen plates by Brandt. Original black cloth, lettered in gilt; a touch rubbed and slightly rolled; a few minor marks and spots, but a good copy in the Brandt dust-jacket – lightly tanned, slightly worn, nicked and split, with some neat taped repairs, but substantially complete and not unattractive.

£20

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STEVENSON, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 : A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 : A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES.

London : Bodley Head, 1960. First Leonard Rosoman illustrated edition. A perennial favourite since its first publication in 1895, but here given a complete makeover by the original publishers with over 100 fresh drawings for this edition by Leonard Rosoman.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 142,[ii]pp. Numerous illustrations. Original green boards, lettered in gilt; some spotting of edges, but a very good copy in the original Rosoman dust-jacket – a design in green, grey and black – just slightly nicked.

£15

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STRACHEY, Lytton (Giles Lytton), 1880-1932 : ERMYNTRUDE AND ESMERALDA : AN ENTERTAINMENT.

STRACHEY, Lytton (Giles Lytton), 1880-1932 : ERMYNTRUDE AND ESMERALDA : AN ENTERTAINMENT.

London : Anthony Blond, (1969). First edition. A “facétie” from Strachey, written for the private relish of his friends and (not surprisingly) previously unpublished. Two Edwardian girls fresh from school investigate the mysteries of sex. With an introduction by Michael Holroyd.
Post 4to (24cm). (48)pp. Seventeen two-colour illustrations, some full page, by Erté (1892-1990). Original pink boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; very good in the Erté dust-jacket – just faintly rubbed and with a couple of spots, but also very good.

£25

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