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title: The Travels & Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen


author: Rudolf Erich Raspe


year: No date though research highly suggests c. 1890s (or late 1880s) 


condition: A clean copy in good condition. Strong binding and spine. Clean and stainless pages free of any tears or foxing. Gilt along spine has not suffered from any fading. Spine and covers merely have wear from natural aging


publisher: Frederick Warne & Co.


edition: The Chandos Classics


pages: 270


dimensions: 7.5 inches x 5.25 inches x 1.25 inches


description: Hardcover, dark red book. Decorated in gilded text and decor along the spine. Features five woodcuts by G. Cruikshank and thirty-seven curious engravings from the Baron's own designs. Though not dated, the book includes an inscription from November of 1897, suggesting that the book was published sometime in the late 1880s or 1890s. The book was seemingly given as a gift to a close friend or family member. Features advertisement for Frederick Warne & Co.'s "The Prize Library" publications at the end of the book. 


synopsis: A certain eighteenth-century German noble ventured abroad for military service and returned with a series of amusingly outrageous stories. Baron Munchausen's astounding feats included riding cannonballs, traveling to the Moon, and pulling himself out of a bog by his own hair. Listeners delighted in hearing about these unlikely adventures, and in 1785, the stories were collected and published as Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia. By the nineteenth century, the tales had undergone expansions and transformations by several notable authors and had been translated into many languages.

The Travels & Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (c. 1890s)