Title A JULY HOLIDAY IN SAXONY, BOHEMIA, AND SILESIA.
Publisher Chapman and Hall, London, MDCCCLVII (1857).
Seller ID 21452
305 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover (rebound in dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, and new endpapers), marbled edges to textblock - no dust jacket. No half title page. The author describes his holiday in Saxony, Bohemia and Silesia , accomplished largely by walking but with the occasional use of train, boat, wagon, etc. He observes the customs, food & drink (particularly the local beers), costume, architecture, art, agriculture, industry, and scenery of the region, c o m m e n t s o n the cities, towns and villages, the hotels and tourist centres (Carlsbad, etc.) and the differences between the German and Czech peoples he encounters. Two chapters are devoted to a short history of the Moravians and his experien ce s wi th t he m. L ight browning on free endpapers, tiny dint in margin of pages 113 to approx. page 140, a few pages with a very small foxing mark or scattered marks - mainly on title page, one or two pages with a light finger mark, 1 1/2" clo sed t ear at bo tto m o f pa ge 27/28 - archivally taped, very light edge wear to boards, minor rubbing on boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good