South-Eastern France from the Loire to the Riviera and the Italian Frontier, including Corsica; Handbook for Travellers

BAEDEKER, Karl

Published by Karl Baedeker, Publisher, Leipzig, 1895
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Second Edition. xxiv, 294pp, 13 maps, 12 plans and a panorama of the Mont Blanc massif. A superb copy with bright gilt lettering, a green ribbon page-maker and lightly faded marbled edges; the red flexible cloth covers clean, unfaded, square and tight, the maps properly folded and free of tears. Only two editions of this title were issued, and this, the title page to the contrary, is actually the first. Hinrichsen E121. "The Romantic movement in Germany had given a new impetus to travel . . . In 1828 Baedeker bought the rights to J. A. Klein's Rheinreise von Mainz bis Köln and, after the death of the author, Baedeker himself revised and updated the work, recreating it for a new market. Using his own travel experiences he guided the tourist to the principal attractions in each place, saving travellers the expense of hiring their own guide. He thus created a new type of guidebook, which was widely copied throughout Europe and opened up tourism to a new class of visitor. The reliability of the information was ensured by annual journeys by Baedeker himself and by reference to respected published sources and expert scholars. . . . For the serious tourist a Baedeker was indispensable, its tone, especially with respect to southern Europeans, assuring northerners of their superiority, and suggesting ways of avoiding dangers. When Lucy Honeychurch finds herself 'In Santa Croce with no Baedeker' in E. M. Forster's A Room with a View (1908) she is entirely lost." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock Baedekers in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # BB0465

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Title: South-Eastern France from the Loire to the ...

Publisher: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, Leipzig

Publication Date: 1895

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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