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This Edition of the Hand-book has been subjected to a most careful and thorough revision; many new routes, including the Railroads of Germany and Belgium, are added, and several have been rewritten. The Editor trusts that the imperfections and errors of this book will be found to have been considerably diminished. His own personal rectification of mistakes and omissions has been most materially aided by the communications of numerous and obliging correspondents, many of them personally unknown to him, to whom he takes this opportunity of returning his acknowledgments. He begs, at the same time, to repeat his request that travellers who may in the use of the Hand-book detect any faults or omissions which they can correct from personal knowledge, will have the kindness to mark them down on the spot and communicate to him a notice of the same, favouring him at the same time with their names — addressed to the care of Mr. Murray, Albemarle Street. They may be reminded that by such communications they are not merely furnishing the means of improving the Hand-book, but are contributing to the benefit, information, and comfort of future travellers in general.
** No attention can be paid to letters from innkeepers in praise of their own houses; and the postage of them is so onerous that they cannot be received.
The Editor of the Hand-books for Travellers takes this opportunity of returning his thanks to the numerous obliging correspondents who have favoured him by communicating notices of errors and omissions in this and other Guide-books, of which he has gladly availed himself to improve the present Edition. He has also derived considerable benefit from a German translation of the Hand-books executed by Mr. Baedeker, an intelligent bookseller of Coblenz, who has performed the part not merely of translator, but of a careful Editor, and having visited a large part of Germany, has added greatly to the accuracy and value of the work by his own personal observations, the greater part of which have been incorporated in this Edition.
CAUTION TO TRAVELLERS.— By a recent Act of Parliament the introduction into England of foreign pirated Editions of the works of British authors, in which the copyright subsists, is totally prohibited. Travellers will therefore bear in mind that even a single copy is contraband, and is liable to seizure at the English Custom-house.
CAUTION TO INNKEEPERS AND OTHERS.—The Editor of the Hand-books has learned from various quarters that a person or persons have of late been extorting money from innkeepers, tradespeople, artists, and others, on the Continent, under pretext of procuring recommendations and favourable notices of them and their establishments in the Hand-books for Travellers. The Editor, therefore, thinks proper to warn all whom it may concern, that recommendations in the Hand-books are not to be obtained by purchase, and that the persons alluded to are not only unauthorised by him, but are totally unknown to him. All those, therefore, who put confidence in such promises, may rest assured that they will be defrauded of their money without attaining their object. - 1843.
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LONDON: - Printed by A. SPOTTISWOODE, New-Street-Square.
CONTAINING DESCRIPTIONS OF
THE PRINCIPAL CITIES, THEIR MUSEUMS, PICTURE GALLERIES, &c.
THE RAILWAYS AND GREAT HIGH ROADS;
WITH AN INDEX MAP.
CORRECTED AND AUGMENTED.