Fred Kerner’s Rabelais

As I posted earlier this evening, I purchased a number of books from used booksellers this weekend, including a beautiful edition of Francois Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel, translated by Jacques LeClercq, illustrated by Lynd Ward, and published by Heritage Press. When I went to catalogue the volume a few moments ago, I discovered that it had belonged to the library of one Fred Kerner, and when I searched this name, I discovered that he had been a publisher, an author, and a journalist in Toronto, recently deceased as of December 24th, 2011. Though I had not known his name before, I know it now, and I will now keep a sliver of his memory in my library.

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