The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Signed Harcourt Binding
The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolph Erich Raspe and Illustrated by William Strang and J.B. Clark
Published by Chelsea Publishing Co., London circa 1915
Signed Custom Leather Binding by the Harcourt Bindery
Binding Details: Signed custom binding by the Harcourt Bindery, Charlestown, Massachusetts bound in rich maroon morocco leather over cloth boards that has raised bands to the spine, gilt titling, and gilt decorations of the Baron and ruling. The covers have gilt lines to the boards. There are hand-sewn silk headbands, marbled endpapers, and gold gilted top page ends. The Harcourt Bindery label appears on the bottom of the last free endpaper.
Book Details: Originally published in 1785, The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen has gone through many transformations over the centuries as Raspes’ original tall tales were further embellished and expanded. The Chelsea edition published circa 1915 includes many of the Barons most outrageous tales and features the wonderful “art deco” style black-and-white illustrations of William Strang and J.B. Clark.
Measures approximately 8.75” x 5.5” with 299 pages as well as an introduction by Thomas Seccombe, Preface to the First Edition, and a Table of Contents.
Condition Report: The binding is in FINE condition. Internally, the book is very clean with no signs of previous ownership.
A photograph of the binding appears in the photo section of the listing.