Affentheurliche Naupengeheurliche Geschichtklitterung... Nun aber ... in eindem Teutschen model vergossen... Durch Huldrich Elloposcleron [Johann Fischart]

RABELAIS François (1617)

£600.00 

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8vo (168 x 105mm.) ff. [272 (last leaf blank)], title printed in red and black, woodcuts (many repeated), vellum-backed marbled paper boards

Gedruckt zur Grenflug im Ganssereich [Strasbourg: J. Carolus], 1617.

A reprint of Fischart's translation/adaptation (first published at Strasburg in 1575) of Gargantua. Geschichtklitterung is described as 'no literal translation but a free and expansive adaptation in which F's irrepressible verbal humour is the dominant characteristic'. Fischart (1546/7-90/91?) was an ardently protestant satirist from Strasburg and author of many attacks on catholic orders. 

VD17 32:633644G. The copy at Weimar was destroyed by fire. 

Provenance: bookplate of Ernst Conrad Stahl, art historian and author of a work on Dürer and on the depiction of St. Christopher.

Stock Code: 228736

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