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Singular Travels, Campaigns and Adventures of Baron Munchausen

by Raspe, R. E. and others; edited and with an Introduction by John Carswell

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


London: The Cresset Press. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1958. First Thus. Hardcover. No signatures. Some fading and foxing to dust-jacket. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; (xlvi), 178 pages. Dark blue buckram cloth boards with gilt on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 196 x 125mm. Illustarted with wood engravings by Leslie Wood. Includes an 11 page bibliography of early editions of Baron Munchausen's travels at rear, beginning with the 1786 London edition, "three copies [. . .] can be traced." Series title: "The Cresset Library". .

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