Leipzig: Karl Baedeker Publisher, 1909. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Second Edition. 16cm tall; xxxviii, 398 pages. 25 maps, 52 plans. Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Text clean and complete, mild age-toning. Old book-stall price on half-title page. -------- 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 guides were known for both their accuracy and attention to detail. Included in each are intricate colored fold-out maps and floor plans. Baedekers comments and recommendations open a fascinating window into the mores of a world now past. .
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