1868 Rare Book bound by Morrell - The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron MUNCHAUSEN. Illustrated 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 and fine full polished calf binding by Morrell binder, London (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing and staining -as shown, small gift note on the first blank, ex-libris of William Alfred Foyle (1885-1963) the noted London bookseller, who gathered one of the largest private collections in England after purchasing Beeleigh Abbey in 1943. His ex-libris is made of maroon leather with the gilded decorations of a coat of arms with six fleurs-de-lis, original covers carefully bound at the back of the volume - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with 22 full-page Curious Engravings, from the Baron's Own Designs, and 5 Woodcuts by G. Cruikshank including the beautiful colored frontis portrait.
The book: Exquisite & attractive illustrated edition bound by Morrell 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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