HAIRBREADTH ESCAPES OF MAJOR MENDAX ... HIS PERILOUS ENCOUNTERS, STARTLING ADVENTURES, AND DARING EXPLOITS WITH INDIANS, CANNIBALS, WILD BEASTS, SERPENTS, BALLOONS, GEYSERS, ETC., ETC., ALL OVER THE WORLD, IN THE BOWELS OF THE EARTH AND ABOVE THE CLOUDS. A PERSONAL NARRATIVE. Francis Blake Crofton.

HAIRBREADTH ESCAPES OF MAJOR MENDAX ... HIS PERILOUS ENCOUNTERS, STARTLING ADVENTURES, AND DARING EXPLOITS WITH INDIANS, CANNIBALS, WILD BEASTS, SERPENTS, BALLOONS, GEYSERS, ETC., ETC., ALL OVER THE WORLD, IN THE BOWELS OF THE EARTH AND ABOVE THE CLOUDS. A PERSONAL NARRATIVE. Philadelphia: Hubbard Brothers, Publishers, [1889]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-5] 6-236 [237-238: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], fly leaf at front, fifteen full page black and white illustrations by Bennett, title page printed in orange and black, original bevel-edged chocolate-brown pictorial cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, light green floral patterned endpapers. First edition. A boys' book of fantastic adventure and tall tales in tradition of Raspe's Baron Munchhausen. Format similar to the popular Ingersoll Lockwood wonder books. Bleiler (1978), p. 53. Reginald 03631. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, gold lettering on spine panel quite tarnished, a very good copy of an attractive book. (#149751).

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