1827 Scarce Dove Edition - The Surprising TRAVELS and ADVENTURES of Baron MUNCHAUSEN.
Author: Rudolf Erich Raspe.
Title: The Surprising TRAVELS and ADVENTURES of Baron MUNCHAUSEN, in Russia, The Caspian Sea, Iceland, Turkey, Egypt, Gibraltar, Up the Mediterranean, On the Atlantic Ocean, And Through the Center of Mount Aetna, Into the South Sea: Also an account of A VOYAGE INTO THE MOON AND DOG STAR; With Many extraordinary particular relative to the Cooking Animals in those Planets, which are there called the Human Species. To which is added a SEQUEL, Containing his expedition into Africa - (...).
Publisher: London, printed and published by J. F. Dove 1827. First thus.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 5 " X 3 ".
Pages: iv-154 pages + 2 page listing of Dove's English Classics.
Binding: Attractive and very good full morocco leather binding by Pearce bindery (hinges fine, slightly scuffed and color slightly faded - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare foxing and staining - as shown, first endpaper edges worn - as shown, Pearce bookbinding stamp and previous owner - Henry Constable Maxwell - bookplate on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the nice frontispiece and the beautifully illustrated title page.
The book: Attractive and scarce early Dove edition of The Surprising TRAVELS and ADVENTURES of Baron MUNCHAUSEN.
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.
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