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THE AMERICAN TRAVELLER'S GUIDE.
AND THE EAST:
BEING A GUIDE THROUGH
GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, FRANCE, BELGIUM, HOLLAND, GERMANY,
DENMARK, NORWAY, SWEDEN, RUSSIA, AND SPAIN.
By W. PEMBROKE FETRIDGE,
WITH OVER ONE HUNDRED MAPS AND PLANS OF CITIES.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
SWITZERLAND, TYROL, DENMARK, NORWAY, SWEDEN, RUSSIA, AND SPAIN.
NEW YORK:- HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS.
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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, by
HARPER & BROTHERS,
TO THE THIRTEENTH YEAR.
The success of “Harper's Hand-book ” for the last twelve years bas stimulated the author and publishers to renewed exertions to make it the most correct and useful work of the kind published. The author, who resides in Europe, has spent most of the year 1873 in Switzerland, Russia, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, and all of these countries have been entirely rewritten, while most important additions and corrections have been made in the descriptions of other countries, which will be found to vary materially from the edition of 1873.
The vast amount of matter now collected has made it necessary to divide the work into three volumes, the carrying of which will be found more convenient to the tourist.
The corrections are all brought down to January, 1874, which is several years later than the date of any European Hand-book of travel. The advantages of this are evident. New lines of railway are constantly opened, bringing desirable places of resort into easy communication with each other, which before were separated by days of uncomfortable posting.
While every effort has been made to secure absolute correctness in the work, the author is fully aware of the difficulty of attaining perfection in this respect. As the London Spectator, in its review of the edition of 1871, justly observed, “The labor and incessant attention required to mark the changes of every year must be a severe strain on any man's faculties.” The corrections and additions amount to several thousand every year; but the author is confident that no important errors have escaped his observation, and that the information gathered with so much labor will be found to be correct in every essential particular. An excellent new map of Switzerland has been expressly engraved, with sixty-nine different routes marked thereon; also four smaller maps of Switzerland. A large map of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, with numerous plans of cities, have this year been added. A new general map of Europe has been substituted for the old