E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Baron Munchausen (pron. Moohnkow-zn).
Said to be a satire on Bruce, the Abyssinian traveller, to whom the work was dedicated. The author was Raspè, a German fugitive from the officers of justice, living in Cornwall (1785). The chief incidents were compiled from various sources, such as the Mendacia Ridicula of J. P. Lange; Lucians True History of Things Discovered in the Moon: Raoelais; and the Folheto de Ambas Lisboa.