1869 Sangorski Binding - The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron MUNCHAUSEN. With THIRTY-SEVEN COLOR Illustrations.
Author: Raspe (Richard). Woodcuts by George Cruikshank.
Title: The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Illustrated with Thirty-Seven Curious Engravings from The Baron's Own Designs, and Five Woodcuts by George Cruikshank.
Publisher: London, William Tegg, 1869. An unusual edition as most other editions that we have found state either 22 or 23 plates on the title page; this copy states 37.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7 " X 5 ".
Pages: xii-268 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good gilt decorated full polished calf binding finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (hinges fine, slightly scuffed and worn - as shown, overall sunned - as shown, original red cover bound at the end - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 37 full-page Curious Engravings hand-colored plates, from the Baron's Own Designs, and 5 Woodcuts by G. Cruikshank including the beautiful colored frontispiece portrait. A rare find in this beautiful condition with the 37 colored illustrations!
Estimate: (USD 600 - USD 800)
The book: Rare, uncommon with 37 colored illustrations, and very attractive edition, bound in a beautiful binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, 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. (With Cohen 584, the collation, as well as the title note, are consistent with the present copy).
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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