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TRAVEL. - The 'Queen' Newspaper Book of Travel. A guide to home and foreign resorts. A resume of practical travel information which has appeared in The 'Queen' from 1894 to 1906.

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London, Horace Cox 1906. Octavo publisher's flexible cloth titled in black; viii,504pp, folding maps and photo plates, a few added colour adverts for hotels. Some signs of use and the occasional minor flaw but a very decent copy. ¶ A comfortable holiday guide rather than an adventurous travel guide for the most part. I may have to revise that judgment: opening at random I find a warning about the baneful winds of Colchester. So, from the boarding houses of Eastbourne ("more select than Brighton") to the acerbic note on Banjermassin ("not exactly the spot one would choose as a place of residence") where we are warned that the Dutch women have taken to the sarong and kebaya - "the most unbecoming garment that was ever invented, and one in which no English lady could appear in public." Most space is devoted to the Continent and there is an abundance of advertisements. This is the third of this annual series which ran well into the twenties, with a hiatus for the war.
AUD 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 52.5 US$ 61.26 | £UK 46.75 | JP¥ 6859] Book number 8670

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