1890 Rare Book - The ADVENTURES of Baron MUNCHAUSEN profusely illustrated.
Author: Raspe (Richard).
Title: The ADVENTURES of Baron MUNCHAUSEN from the Best English and German Editions. With Illustrations.
Publisher: New York and London, G.P. Putnam's Sons, no date (circa 1890).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6 " X 4 ".
Pages: x-241 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine original gilt decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, slightly scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare foxing and staining - as shown, some pages still unopened).
Illustrations: Complete with the nice frontispiece and the beautiful 23 full-page illustrations.
The book: Rare and very attractive illustrated edition of The ADVENTURES of Baron MUNCHAUSEN.
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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