Thursday, December 5, 2013
Off Topic: Munchausen's Literary Adventures
Here's an edition of the Adventures of Baron Munchausen, published in 1923 by the Roman publisher Formiggini as N. 43 in the series "Classici del ridere" (The Classics of Humor). The original author R. E. Raspe is mentioned in the Foreword, but this -- good -- Italian translation is based on G. A. Bürger's reworked and expanded version. The Baron's name has been 'Germanically improved' into Münchhausen.
This book - along with another that will be reviewed soon - has been the first Christmas present of 2013, by the dear friend and antique book dealer Paolo Magionami.
"The Last Adventure of Baron Munchausen" can be read here: