1880 Rare Book - The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron MUNCHAUSEN Illustrated by Crowquill.
Author: Raspe (Richard). (Alfred Crowquill, Illustrator).
Title: The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen with Illustrations by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henty Forrester).
Publisher: Philadelphia, Porter & Coates, no date (circa 1880).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: xxiii-283 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original gilt decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, slightly scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontis portrait of Baron Munchausen and the illustrations by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henty Forrester)
The book: Rare and attractive 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.
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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