With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors. Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more. So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.
Title The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Illustrated with Thirty-Seven Curious Engravings, from The Baron's Own Designs, and Five Woodcuts
Binding Full Leather
Book Condition Very Good Minus
Publisher London William Tegg 1868
Seller ID 006355
8vo, 18 by 12.5 cm. 268 pp. With 33 hand-colored plates, one folding, a few, double paged (thus the 37 number in the title), and five vignette woodcuts in the text by Cruikshank, who ably captures the fanciful outlandishness of the ever popular tall tale narrative, which owes not a little to "Orlando Furioso". Red straight grained morocco on boards, spine is of calf. Original decorated cloth binding bound in. Apparently more color plates in this particular edition than others by Tegg, including copies issued the same year. Condition: one inch loss on lower front joint/hinge. Rubbing along joints. Spine darkened and dried somewhat. Text leaves heavily age toned. Some marginal dampstaining in plate margins.