The Tale of Gargantua and King Arthur. Francois Girault, ed Huntington Brown.
The Tale of Gargantua and King Arthur

The Tale of Gargantua and King Arthur

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1932. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xxxix,(1),132pp. Cloth spine gilt title, drab green paper over boards, top edge gilt. Light wear and a crease to the spine, a few pencil marginalia, else a very good coy.


The is the French original of a lost Elizabethan translation. Merlin fashions a giant, Grand-gosier, from the blood of Lancelot's wounds and the bones of a whale; he fashions his mate, Gallemelle, form the bones of a female whale and the parings of Guinevere's finger nails. Their son is Gargantua, who becomes the mightiest of Arttyhur's warriors.


In French. with glossary. Inspiration for Rabelais. Arthurian Encyclopedia, p. 176-177.

. Very good. Item #20546

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