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[Raspe, Rudolf Erich], Alfred Crowquill [pseud. of Alfred Henry Forrester], illus.  The travels and surprising adventures of Baron Munchausen. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, n.d. [ca. 1880]. Small 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.625"). Frontis., xxiii, [1], 25–283, [1] pp.; 5 plts.
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Baron Munchausen's adventures include an accidental trip to the Moon, an appearance by Don Quixote, and an unexpected rescue by a seagull. English artist Alfred Henry Forrester, credited under his pseudonym, Alfred Crowquill, provided a frontispiece and five plates to illustrate the many implausible escapades. The text is also embellished by headers, tailpieces, and decorative initials.
        Binding: Publisher's brown cloth with gilt label and black acorns and ivy decoration to spine. On the front board, gilt lettering and black-stamped decoration of a pheasant, as well as acorns, oak leaves, and ivy leaves.
        Provenance: On the front free endpaper, the name "Maura M. Hedden" is written in pencil dated May 3, 1884. At the bottom of the same page is written: "Yours &c, Mu."

Binding as above; rubbing to edges and boards, corners bumped, spine cocked. Some leaves with light spots of soiling, minor gutter crack. Outrageous adventures in a still-highly enjoyable volume!  (39446)   Please RESHELVE This.


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