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, 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. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 124. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 28. Reginald 15621. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925. Christmas gift inscription on front paste-down, private owner's bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. Touch of dust soiling to cloth, a very good copy. (#170739).
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