Leading the Blind: A Century of Guidebook Travel, 1815-1914

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Guide books led the traveller in the 19th century, giving the latest information on travelling conditions as well as instructing on the places to visit. Murray and Baedekers guides, as well as covering all parts of Europe, featured Peking, Canada, the United States, Japan and New Zealand. This book contains unusual information taken from Alan Sillitoe's collection of guides. He becomes an imagined 19th-century tourist and visits Switzerland where he explains the dangers and delights of Alpine climbing, and Germany and the ...

Leading the Blind: A Century of Guidebook Travel, 1815-1914 1995, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780333642252

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