Demon Woodcuts from 1565

May 04, 2022 at 09:27 am by -gToon


Les songes drolatiques de Pantagruel

 
(scroll to page 35 to start illustrations)
 
A reproduction of the original edition, which was published in Paris by Richard Breton, in 1565

On verso of half-title: Imprimerie Louis Perrin à Lyon. Tiré à petit nombre. Colophon of reproduction: Imprimé par W. Drugulin à Leipzig..

The ascription to Rabelais is not credited. Some of the cuts are copied from the work of Peeter Breughel the elder. cf. Paris. Bibliothèque nationale. Rabelais, exposition organisée à l'occasion du quatrième centenaire de la publication de Pantagruel. 1933. p.181-183, nos.579-581
 
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