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All the Extant Works of François Rabelais: An American Translation with a Critical Text, Variant Readings, Variorum Notes, & Drawings Attributed to Rabelais

Illustrated by Jean de Bosschère (Belgian, 1878–1953), Author François Rabelais (French, about 1490–1553?), Editor Samuel Putnam (American, 1892–1950), Publisher Covici-Friede (American, 20th century), Typographical design by Samuel Aiwaz Jacobs (American, 20th century)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 33.9 x 26.8 x 5.9 cm (13 3/8 x 10 9/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with photomechanical color and black and white lithographs

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: Covici-Friede, 1929) 33.9 cm, three vols.; (v. 1) xxxviii pp. [1 f.] 515 pp., plus plates; (v. 2) [3 ff.] pp. [517]-865, plus pls.; (v. 3) [2 ff.] pp. [867]-1273; original publisher’s half green cloth with brown paper spine labels, tan paper boards.

New York: Covici-Friede, 1929


George Reed Nutter (Boston, MA); gift of his estate to the MFA, 14 April 1938.

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Gift of the Estate of George R. Nutter