Leipzig: Karl Baedeker Publisher, 1911.
Small 8vo., xxxiv, 554 pp., 69 color maps including many fold-outs. Full red pebbled cloth, stamped in blind, with gilt title, marbled edges. Backstrip slightly rubbed; otherwise very good.
Seventeenth revised edition. The German first edition of The Rhine was published in 1828, and pioneered the long series of Baedecker books now issued in three languages, The maps and travel plans are meant to aid the traveler so as to make him independent, and thus the captain of his own voyage, immune to the tricks and traps that befall the average tourist, and equipped with up-to-date insider information to thoroughly immerse oneself in the attractions of the country being explored. Item #108289