Palestine and Syria
Palestine and Syria. Handbook for travellers
Karl Baedeker, 1898.
Red cloth. English : 3rd ed. cxviii, 472 pages illustrations, folded plates, maps (some folded) plans (some folded) 16 cm. With 20 maps, 48 plans, and a panorama of Jerusalem. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. "The writer of the handbook is Dr. Albert Socin ... The present edition ... has been prepared ... by Dr. Immanuel Benzinger."--Preface. <br><br> 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). They were an invaluable and essential part of "civilized travel" in the fin-de-siecle. Baedeker was known for both its accuracy and attention to detail. Included in each are intricate colored fold-out maps and floor plans. Baedeker's comments and recommendations open a fascinating window into the mores of a world now past.