1899 Scarce Victorian Book -Stories of Balloon Adventure by  Frank Mundell
1899 Scarce Victorian Book -Stories of Balloon Adventure by  Frank Mundell
1899 Scarce Victorian Book -Stories of Balloon Adventure by  Frank Mundell
1899 Scarce Victorian Book -Stories of Balloon Adventure by  Frank Mundell
1899 Scarce Victorian Book -Stories of Balloon Adventure by  Frank Mundell
1899 Scarce Victorian Book -Stories of Balloon Adventure by  Frank Mundell
1899 Scarce Victorian Book -Stories of Balloon Adventure by  Frank Mundell
1899 Scarce Victorian Book -Stories of Balloon Adventure by  Frank Mundell
1899 Scarce Victorian Book -Stories of Balloon Adventure by  Frank Mundell
1899 Scarce Victorian Book -Stories of Balloon Adventure by  Frank Mundell
1899 Scarce Victorian Book -Stories of Balloon Adventure by  Frank Mundell
1899 Scarce Victorian Book -Stories of Balloon Adventure by  Frank Mundell
1899 Scarce Victorian Book -Stories of Balloon Adventure by  Frank Mundell

1899 Scarce Victorian Book -Stories of Balloon Adventure by Frank Mundell

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Author: Frank Mundell
Title: Stories of Balloon Adventure.
Publisher: London: The Sunday School Union, no date (circa 1899).
Language: Text in English
Size: 7.5 " X 5 "
Pages: 158 pages
Binding: Attractive and very good full Victorian decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining, Prize bookplate on first endpaper dated 1899).
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated.


The book: Rare and attractive edition of Stories of Balloon Adventure. Scarce in this attractive binding.

The author: Frank Mundell, a late-Victorian author for the Sunday School Union. Mundell focused on heroism and represented various kinds of heroic deeds and figures, regardless of gender, in his books. Writing for educative, as well as entertaining, purposes, he avoided the use of didacticism and he endeavoured to combine the traditional and the modern in the stories he chose to tell.
Mundell’s favourite format was that of the prosopography, putting together several heroic lives or incidents. 


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