THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS OF SANTILLANA.
by Lesage, Alain-Rene
Limited to 125 numbered copies. English translation of the French novelist Alain-René Lesage's novel, first published between 1715 and 1736, considered one of the last masterpieces in the picaresque genre. Table of contents. The introductory note by the translator notes that the novel is "the most widely known of all European works of fiction with the single exception of Don Quixote." Biography of Lesage. Each of the three volumes has a tissue-protected frontispiece, table of contents, a list of illustrations, and tissue-protected illustrations. Illustrations designed and etched by French illustrator Adolphe Lalause (1838-1906), Well preserved set in beautiful binding executed by MacDonald of New York.