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THE Handbook for Switzerland has now reached the twelfth edition, and owes its success, and the favour of travellers, and the number of imitátors it has found in France and Germany, to the circumstance that its information was drawn from practical knowledge of the country, gained on the spot; and that it was not a mere compilation from other books. The author, in the first instance by his own travels through the country, and afterwards by the aid of experienced editors whom he has called in to revise the book, has endeavoured to bring down the information of every edition to the time of its appearance, taking note of all changes and improvements that have occurred.
The Handbook was the first guide which, instead of stopping short north of the Great Chain, carried travellers down to the more sunny and beautiful peaks and valleys of the Italian Alps. It still remains the only complete single Guide-book for Savoy and Piedmont, as well as for Switzerland. These regions, previously a terra incognita to Englishmen,
. are now equally resorted to and held in as great repute for the beauty and grandeur of their scenery.
The routes in the Handbook have been rearranged, as far as possible, to suit the convenience of travellers—all changes and improvements in roads, railways, and steamers have been noticed—and a vast number of new roads over little-known Alpine Passes have been described in the present and preceding editions. Plans of the principal towns are added. This edition is corrected as far as possible up to the time of publication, and contains notices of the railways which now bring Switzerland almost, as it were, to our own door.
An Index has been prepared for the Swiss Handbook, independent of the Section relating to Savoy and Piedmont; and as each is furnished with a map, the two parts may be bound up separately for convenience, without injuring the completeness of either.
* "The Knapsack Guide to Switzerland, Savoy, and Piedmont, 2nd Edition, Corrected, 1867,' furnishes a more portable and succinct Guide to those countries.