1889 Fine Morrell binding - Baron MUNCHAUSEN's Travels and Surprising Adventures Illustrated by Crowquill.
Author: Raspe (Richard). (Alfred Crowquill, Illustrator).
Title: Original Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill.
Publisher: London, Trübner & Co., 1889. Large paper edition limited to 126 copies. This one being the #17/126.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 6 ".
Pages: xx-253 pages.
Binding: Attractive and fine navy blue morocco leather binding, finely bound and signed by the Morrell bindery for the Borrows Brothers booksellers, in Cleveland, covers with a beautiful frame of multiple gilt rules with elaborate fleurons at corners, raised bands, spine compartments with central fleuron (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt. An exquisite binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, small stain in the lower margin of 4 pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece portrait of Baron Munchausen and the 15 nice in-text illustrations by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henty Forrester)
The book: Rare, attractive and beautifully bound illustrated edition of -- The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen -- Baron Munchausen is a fictional German nobleman created by the German writer Rudolf Erich Raspe in his 1785 book Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia. The character is loosely based on a real baron, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Münchhausen.
The author: Rudolf Erich Raspe (March 1736 – 16 November 1794) was a German librarian, writer, and scientist, called by his biographer John Patrick Carswell a "rogue". He is best known for his collection of tall tales The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, also known as Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia, originally a satirical work with political aims.
The illustrator: Alfred Henry Forrester (10 September 1804 – 26 May 1872) was an English author, comics artist, illustrator, and artist, who was also known under the pseudonym of Alfred Crowquill.
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