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RASPE, Rudolph Eric.
Complete Original Edition' of the Surprising Travels and Adventures of Baron Munchausen, in Russia, the Caspian sea, Iceland, Turkey, Egypt, Gibraltar, up the Mediterranean, on the Atlantic ocean, and through the centre of Mount Etna, in the South sea : also, an account of a voyage into the moon and dog star : with many extraordinary particulars relative to the cooking animal in those planets which are there called the human species : to which is added a sequel containing his expedition into Africa. A new edition, with forty copper-plates.
London: Printed for R. S. Kirby, and sold by every bookseller, 1819. London: Printed for R. S. Kirby, and sold by every bookseller,, 1819. Octavo. Uncut in original pink-paper backed boards, printed spine label. With 40 engravings over 28 leaves of plates. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Minor wear around extremities and light loss to label, backing reglued at spine ends, hinges discreetly reinforced. A very good copy. A wonderfully illustrated edition, in the original boards, of Munchausen's imagined adventures, all completely fanciful yet presented as an authentic narrative. This is one of many editions of Munchausen published over the 19th century, always popular with adults and children alike, following its first publication as a chapbook in 1782.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
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