Baedeker's Northern Germany as Far as the Bavarian and Austrian Forntiers

Baedeker, Karl

Published by Karl Baedeker, 1900
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B001B38OJE 430pp. (xxxiv). 1900 edition. Previous owner name stamped on front free endpaper, and front and rear paste-down endpapers, light rubbing to covers, spine darkened, small stain on right edge of front cover, else Good. All maps intact. C100. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: SKU1000028. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Baedeker's Northern Germany as Far as the ...
Publisher: Karl Baedeker
Publication Date: 1900
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

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Karl Baedeker
Published by Karl Baedeker (1900)
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Book Description Karl Baedeker, 1900. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. xxxiv, 430 pages : frontispiece, maps (some folded) plans (some folded). With 34 maps and 65 plans. Red cloth. 17 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. Colored fold-out maps. Good binding. Marbled page ends. Clean, unmarked pages. Founded in 1827, Baedeker guides gained popularity during the second half of the 19th century (so much so that Baedekering became part of everyday language). They were an invaluable and essential part of "civilized travel" in the fin-de-siecle. Baedeker was known for both its accuracy and attention to detail. Included in each are intricate colored fold-out maps and floor plans. Baedeker's comments and recommendations open a fascinating window into the mores of a world now past. An interesting side note: Literary references to Baedeker's abound, from E. M. Forester's A Room with a View to Mark Twain's A Tramp Abroad. T.E. Lawrence is reputed to have used Baedeker's guide to Palestine during his Doctoral work in the Levant and prompted his Allied superiors to make facsimile copies during WWI. During the Luftwaffe's Vergeltungsangriffe the guides were important enough to be reportedly cited by Gustav Braun von Stumm, that "We shall go out and bomb every building in Britain marked with three stars in the Baedeker Guide." In the so-called "Baedeker Blitz" of 1942 the English cities of Exeter, Bath, Norwich, York, and Canterbury were bombed. Seller Inventory # 1512160015

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