1859 Rare Edition - Travels & Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Extra-Illustrated.
Title: The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill.
Publisher: London, Trübner & Co., 1859. Second Illustrated Edition by Alfred Crowquill published the same year as the First (1859).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: xii-194 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original gilt decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece portrait of Baron Munchausen and the 9 full-page color illustrations by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henty Forrester) and extra-illustrated with 22 full-page black and white illustrations.
The book: Rare and attractive second Crowquill 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. This particular copy is extra-illustrated 22 full-page black and white illustrations.
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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