Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers

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Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers in Europe and the East, 1862

Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers (est.1862) was a series of travel guide books published by Harper & Brothers of New York. Each annual edition contained information for tourists in Europe and parts of the Middle East. The "indefatigable" William Pembroke Fetridge[1] wrote most of the guides from 1862 until at least 1885.[2] In its day the Harper's Hand-Book competed with popular guides such as Baedeker, Bradshaw's, and Murray's.[3] In 1867 critic William Dean Howells found Harper's Hand-Book "chatty and sociable."[3] Readers included Lucy Baird, daughter of Spencer F. Baird.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffrey Steinbrink (1983). "Why the Innocents Went Abroad: Mark Twain and American Tourism in the Late Nineteenth Century". American Literary Realism, 1870-1910 16. JSTOR 27746104. 
  2. ^ Handbook for Travellers and Europe and the East, New York Times, November 13, 1865 
  3. ^ a b William Dean Howells (March 1867), Reviews and Literary Notices: Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers in Europe and the East. Fifth Year, Atlantic Monthly 19: 380–383 
  4. ^ Martin R. Kalfatovic (2004). "Guides and Handbooks". Nile Notes of a Howadji: American Travelers in Egypt. Washington DC: Smithsonian Libraries. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers in Europe and the East. New-York: Harper & Brothers. 1862. 
    • W. Pembroke Fetridge (1865), Harper's Hand-Book for Travelers in Europe and the East (4th ed.), New York: Harper & Brothers  + Index
    • W. Pembroke Fetridge (1868), Harper's Hand-Book for Travelers in Europe and the East, New York: Harper & Brothers 
    • W. Pembroke Fetridge (1869), Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers in Europe and the East, New York: Harper & Brothers 
    • W. Pembroke Fetridge (1873), Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers in Europe and the East, New York: Harper & Brothers 
    • W. Pembroke Fetridge (1874), Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers in Europe and the East (13th ed.), New York: Harper & Brothers .
      • v.1 (Great Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, and Holland)
      • v.2 (Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, and Greece) + Index
      • v.3 (Switzerland, Tyrol, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, and Spain)
    • W. Pembroke Fetridge (1878), Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers in Europe and the East (17th ed.), New York: Harper & Brothers .
      • v.2 (Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, and Greece)
      • v.3 (Switzerland, Tyrol, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, and Spain)
    • W. Pembroke Fetridge (1881), Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers in Europe and the East, New York: Harper & Brothers .
      • v.2 (Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, and Greece) + index
    • W. Pembroke Fetridge (1883), Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers in Europe and the East (22nd ed.), New York: Harper & Brothers .
      • v.3 (Switzerland, Tyrol, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, and Spain)
    • W. Pembroke Fetridge (1884), Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers in Europe and the East (23rd ed.), New York: Harper & Brothers .
      • v.2 (Germany, Austria, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, and Greece) + Index
      • v.3
    • W. Pembroke Fetridge (1885), Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers in Europe and the East (24th ed.), New York: Harper & Brothers .
      • v.1 (Great Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, and Holland) + Index
      • v.2 (Germany, Austria, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, and Greece)

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