Recreations of the Rabelais club.

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Rabelais Club, author.
[Guildford?] : Printed for the members, [1881-1888]
Guildford : Billing and Son, Printers, [1881-1888]
3 volumes : 1 illustration ; 23 cm (4to)
Literature -- Societies, etc.
Literature -- Societies, etc.
In English, French, Latin and Greek.
Volume 1. 1880-1881
volume 2. 1882-1885
volume 3. 1885-1888.
Volume 1. 1880-1881: De. ivrisprvdentia. Alcofribasana oratio
Quæstiones / F.P.
Puny-prig-land / W.B.
Two squat noses across the spoon / F.P.
Penguink Island / F.P.
Father Francis / W.H.P.
Beethoven's symphonies / F.P., S.L., W.B., G.S., E.H.P., W.H.P., E.S., F.P.
The extension of knowledge / W.B.
The ballad of Raminagrobis / J.K.
The golden opportunity of the Great Sea-Devil Sakhr / W.B.
A ballade of Panurge concerning his marriage
The nineteenth-century lassitude / W.H.P.
Arabesques from the bazaars / E.H.P.
'The Tempest' and "The storm, or, Shakespeare and Rabelais' / Charles G. Leland
The piteous ballad of poets who have nothing to say / W.B.
A very idle dream / F.P.
The fall of Hosein the Holy
The rescue of the higher culture: on a Japanese straw mask / F.P.
Francis Rabelais, to Richard Copley Christie / W.B.
Is life worth living? / W.H.P.
Volume 3. 1885-1888: A lost illusion / G. du M.
Villon's good-night / W.E.H.
From 'Les quinze joyes de mariage' / W.F.S.
To a child, with a copy of Grimm's Märchen / F.P.
A shilling dreadful / W.B.
The gypsy lover / Charles G. Leland
Irving's Mephistopheles / W.H.P.
Miss Ellen Terry's Gretchen / W.H.P.
To Oliver Wendell Holmes / O.W.H., S.L., A.S., A.L., W.H.P., S.G.C.M., W.H.P.
Knurr and Spell / W.H.P.
Of He and She / W.B.
De Illo atque Illa / S.L.
A ruined library / W.H.P.
Martial in town / A.L.
À Rabelais / A.B.
Épigramme / Clement Marot
Idem latine redditum / W.F.S.
Lines / F.P.
Cherubin Elsmere / W.B.
Printed for the members.
Only 100 copies of each volume printed.
"Besant was the founder of this club and almost certainly the editor of these publications. There were three in all during the Club's ten year existence. Many distinguished Victorians were members, among them Hardy, Bret Harte, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry James, Longfellow, Lowell and Stevenson." See Magee, D. Victoria R.I., page 11.
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy imperfect: v.3 only.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy v.3 is no.9 of 100 copies.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
Magee, D. Victoria R.I., entry 74
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Billing and Sons, printer.
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