Item Lot Number:
Jou (Louis, Illustrator)
Les Oeuvres de Francois Rabelais, 1951-52, Paris, Coulouma
Five books by French Renaissance writer François Rabelais (d. 1553) in three large 4to. vols., heavily -illustrated with high-quality reproductions of Jou's original woodcuts. Unbound in original printed wrappers with original protective tissue covering, and presented in publisher's decorative slipcases. Cases bumped, some sections splitting or detached, lacking one strip.
Rabelais' best known work is the satirical Gargantua and Pantagruel.