1868 Rare Book - The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron MUNCHAUSEN. Illustrated by Cruikshank.
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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: 7.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xvi-268 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good original gilt decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, small chip to the gilt on the upper part of the spine - as shown, overall slightly scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, blank enspapers replaced by a previous owner).
Illustrations: Complete with the 22 full-page Curious Engravings, from the Baron's Own Designs, and 5 Woodcuts by G. Cruikshank including the beautiful colored frontispiece portrait.
Estimate: (USD 300 - USD 450).
The book: Rare and attractive illustrated early 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.
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