MUNCHAUSEN XX ... BEING WONDROUS BUT VERACIOUS HAPPENINGS WHICH BEFELL MY ANCESTORS, HERE TRANSLATED AND FOR THE FIRST TIME PRINTED FROM MANUSCRIPTS FOUND MOST MIRACULOUSLY BY MYSELF. Chicago: [Rand, McNally & Company], 1904. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-205 [206: tail piece] [207-208: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], illustrations by Richard Harvey Curtis, original decorated gray cloth, front panel stamped in red, blue, black and gold, spine panel stamped in black, blue and gold. First edition. "Wild and woolly series of fantastic adventures of one of Baron Munchausen's offspring, which includes a brief trip to Saturn, encountering peculiar forms of intelligent life both on the surface and among its rings." - Locke, Voyages in Space 35. "One of the many interesting takeoffs on this 18th century character. This is an especially amusing and imaginative yarn, featuring a visit to intelligent life-forms on Saturn." - Teitler, Nightmares and Neverlands. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 124. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 28. Reginald 15621. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Smith. Owner's signature inked at top of front free endpaper. Cloth a bit dusty, some bubbling of cloth on rear cover, crease to cloth on spine panel, a very good copy. (#138145).
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