Kline (Michael B.)

Rabelais and the age of printing (Études rabelaisiennes, 4; Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance, 60)

Geneva, Librairie Droz, 1963
(26 cm), 59 (1) pp. Publisher’s cloth, printed paper spine label. - The author considers Rabelais’ relations with his printers: Gryphius at Lyon, publisher of his early medical and classical treatises; Nourry and Juste, also at Lyon, publishers of the first anonymous Pantagruel and Gargantua stories; Dolet at Lyon, who pirated those stories; Wechel and Fézandat, at Paris, and Aleman, at Lyon, publishers of the later signed stories. Kline argues that Rabelais displayed great selectivity in his choices of the publishers with whom he worked: for example, Gryphius was ideal for works of scholarship, Nourry for works aimed at the general public, Wechel for a writer engaged in controversy with the Sorbonne. ¶ Excellent copy.