RABELAISIAN PHANCIES: A Narrative of Conversations Between Master Francis Rabelais, the Witty Knight Don Quixote, & Others. By Fryar Yordanus, Gardener at the Abbey of Theleme, &c. Newly Edited and Corrected by John Howe, M.A. Together with the one surviving epistle of the Familiar Letters, written by Fryar Yordanus from Tierra del Fuego, & describing the Moralities of that strange Land

By: Yordanus, Fryar; Howe, John

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Book Condition: Fine


Birmingham, U.K.: The University Press, 1933.. 1933.. Fine. - Small octavo, pink cloth with a printed paper label on the spine. The label is slightly chipped. xviii, 76 & [1] pages. Illustrated with facsimiles. The inner edges of the front pastedown & endpaper are very slightly darkened. Near fine.

Inscribed by Paul Jordan Smith on the front endpaper: "For my friend / Montgomery Evans, Esq. This poor & very soiled satire on many things / Paul Jordan Smith / Feb. 26,1943." Montgomery Evans was a book-collector and a friend of Arthur Machen. His bookplate, designed by Sidney H. Sime, is mounted on the front pastedown.

Paul Jordan Smith [1885-1971] was an American journalist, editor and author from Los Angeles. He invented the Disumbrationist school of modern painting, producing works under the name of Pavel Jerdanowitch and disguising himself as a brooding Russian artist to fake a portrait. To his chagrin, the pictures were praised rather than being ridiculed and eventually he tired of the hoax and exposed it.

Title: RABELAISIAN PHANCIES: A Narrative of Conversations Between Master Francis Rabelais, the Witty Knight Don Quixote, & Others. By Fryar Yordanus, Gardener at the Abbey of Theleme, &c. Newly Edited and Corrected by John Howe, M.A. Together with the one surviving epistle of the Familiar Letters, written by Fryar Yordanus from Tierra del Fuego, & describing the Moralities of that strange Land

Author Name: Yordanus, Fryar; Howe, John

Categories: Literature,

Publisher: Birmingham, U.K.: The University Press, 1933.: 1933.

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 14476

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