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A sequel to the adventures of Baron Munchausen : containing his expedition into Africa ... : humbly dedicated to Mr. Bruce, the Abyssinian traveller ...
Additional Title(s):
Baron Munchausen's narrative of his marvellous travels.
A new edition (with twenty capital copper-plates, including the Baron's portrait).
London : Printed for H.D. Symonds, Pater-noster Row ... by T. Davison, White-Friars, 1801.
Physical Description:
xvii, [2], 26-184 pages, [20] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PN6193.M82 S48 1801
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Full title: "A sequel to the adventures of Baron Munchausen : containing his expedition into Africa : how he out-does Alexander : splits a rock at the Cape of Good Hope : wrecked on an island of ice : becomes acquainted with the Sphinx, Gog and Magog : overcomes above a thousand lions : buried in a whirlwind of sand : feasts on live bulls and kava : is declared sovereign of Africa, and builds a bridge from thence to Great-Britain, supported by a single arch. : battle of his retinue with the famous Don Quixote : becomes acquainted with the colossus of Rhodes : chase of Wauwau through America : meets with a floating Island : visits the islands in the South Sea : becomes acquainted with Omai : cuts a canal across the Isthmus of Darien : discovers the Alexandrian Library : besieges Seringapatam : overcomes Tippoo Saib : raises the hull of the Royal George : together with a a variety of other very suprising adventures : ornamented with copper-plates : humbly dedicated to Mr. Bruce, the Abyssinian traveller, as the Baron conceives that it may be of some service to him, previous to his making another expedition into Abyssinia : but if this advice does not delight Mr. Bruce, the Baron is willing to sight him on any terms be pleases."
Loosely based on Bruce's Travels into Africa, published in 1790.
Edition statement is at head of title page.
Publication date precedes printer's name on title page.
Advertisement on verso of title page for " ... the former volume, containing The adventures of Baron Munchausen ... the seventh edition ..."
Direction line and frontispiece caption call this Vol. II.
Some plates dated Nov. 1, 1792.
Signatures: A-U⁶ X².
Page ix misprinted xix.
Wackermann, E. Münchhausiana, 3.15
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contempory gilt-stamped tree calf.
Subject Terms:
Voyages, Imaginary.
Voyages, Imaginary.
Engravings -- 1801.
Etchings -- 1801.
Publishers' advertisements -- England -- London -- 18th century.
Symonds, H. D. (Henry Delahoy), publisher.
Davison, Thomas, printer.

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