The Surprising Travels and Adventures of Baron Munchausen
MUNCHAUSEN, Baron (RASPE, Rudolf Erich)
Title continues: "in Russia, the Caspian Sea, Iceland, Turkey, Egypt, Gibraltar, up the Mediterranean, on the Atlantic Ocean, and Through the Centre of Mount Aetna, into the South Sea; A Voyage into the Moon and Dog Star; with Many Extraordinary Particulars Relative to the Cooking Animals in Those Planets, Which are there Called the Human Species. A Sequel, Containing his expedition into Africa-his being buried in a whirlwind of sand-feasts on live bulls-builds a bridge from thence to Great Britain, supported by a single arch-visits the islands in the South Sea, &c., &c., and raises the hull of the Royal George, &c., &c. Humbly Dedicated to Mr. Bruce, The Abyssinian Traveller, &c. Two Vols. in One, with plates." A fantasy satire based on the tall tales of Baron von Mnchhausen, a veteran of the Russo-Turkish War. The sequel, however, satirizes the famous explorer of Africa, James Bruce of Kinnaird, whose travels first appeared in 1790 and were widely disbelieved. Frontispiece dated H. D. Symonds, London, 1792.
Publisher: Printed for the Booksellers
Date Published: nd
Place Published: London
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xi, (3), 162 p. 20 cm. Frontispiece and 26 engraved plates, all fold-outs in part I, full-page in part II. Blue cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Corners worn and small tears in spine ends. A few spots.