Leipaig, Germany: Verlag Von Karl Baedeker, 1893. Soft cover.
Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. 16mo; 6.25 inches tall; xlviii. 403 pages with an index,; 11 maps, 19 plans; text in French.
Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #014430
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) The Baedeker guidebooks were designed to be carried around in a coat pocket and be available for handy reference by the tourist while walking about the streets of a foreign city or hiking up a mountain to see a mountain panorama.
Therefore, the books had to be small, robust, and yet easy to carry. The formula the Baedeker house came up with meets all these requirements and is a major reason why the books became so popular.