Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1890. Hardcover. Text in French.
Red cloth, gilt titles. Marbled textblock, silk place holder ribbon. 6.375 inches tall; ix-431 pages plus 16 pages of plans of Rome. The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal shelf handling wear with a hint of sun-fading on the spine. Maps appear unopened. Minor gutter stain pxxix-xxv of the Introduction from a pressed wild-flower. 10 maps; 31 plans; 1 Panorama of Rome, 1 View of Forum Romanum and a table of the Arms of the Popes since 1417. [all complete].
Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #013900
No late-19th century traveler would be without their Baedeker, the books are characterized by crystal clear but personable prose Their enduring appeal owes much to the author's human concern for his audience and devotion to its welfare. He sought to provide readers with a protected mode of travel, allowing them to dispense with paid guides.
These guides are still somewhat usable and they give a look into the past that is irreplaceable.