1868 Fine Bayntun-Riviere Binding - The Travels & Surprising Adventures of Baron MUNCHAUSEN. Illustrated in COLOR by Cruikshank.
Author: Raspe (Richard). Woodcuts by George Cruikshank.
Title: The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Illustrated with five woodcuts by G. Cruikshank, and twenty-two full-page curious engravings.
Publisher : London: William Tegg, 1868.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages : 268 pages (+ads).
Binding: Attractive Fine full brown morocco binding by Bayntun (Riviere), Bath, interlocking hexagonal gilt decorations, spine similarly gilt in compartments, all edges gilt, wide gilt turn-ins. Under a protective removable mylar cover. A very beautiful binding!
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with 22 full-page Curious Engravings hand-colored plates, from the Baron's Own Designs, and 5 Woodcuts by G. Cruikshank including the beautiful colored frontis portrait. A rare find in this beautiful condition!
The book: Scarce and very attractive color illustrated edition, bound in a beautiful binding by Bayntun (Riviere), Bath, 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.
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