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A PHYSICIAN'S HOLIDAY OR A MONTH IN SWITZERLAND IN THE SUMMER OF 1848 John Forbes M.D. 1849 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By Forbes, John (Physician to Her Majesty's Household)
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London, 1849. 1st edition. 520 pp, 4 engraved b/w illustrations, 1 fold-out map with "Tourists Route" drawn in red, index. Half leather Hardcover with feathered boards, raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Minor edge wear. Near Fine for its age. (Meckly 74)

Written in pencil on the back of the front end paper is the former owner's inscription: "From the library of Douglas W. Freshfield."

From Wikipedia: Douglas William Freshfield (27 April 1845 9 February 1934) was a British lawyer, mountaineer and author, who edited the Alpine Journal from 1872 to 1880. He was an active member of the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club and served as President of both organizations.

One of the most popular books of the pre-Golden Age. Forbes writes 5 chapters on Mont Blanc and the Alps. A handsome copy of the first edition.

Excerpts from two of many 'critical notices' of this first edition, which were printed in 1850 at the back of the second edition:

"Dashing along at a rate which may be expressed by the fact that he ascended the Breven and explored the Montanvert on the same day, he puts down his impressions with the ease of a man who wrote as he ran...his doings are pleasantly recorded..." The Athenaeum, May 26, 1849.

"Those who contemplate a thorough or a partial tour through Switzerland will find 'A Physician's Holiday' very useful. Dr. Forbes gives some good general advice to the tourist, economical, hygienic, viatorial; he carries him through good ways, by good modes of locomotion, to good inns; he shows him the best out-of-door sights, and takes him out of the high road to places less known, while he will stimulate the lazy or saundering traveller by precept and example. The reader who travels in his arm-chair will glean amusement and information from Dr. Forbes." The Spectator, May 19, 1849.

 

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