Heart of Switzerland c. 1890's European travel guide w/ railroad mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Travel, Tourism, Switzerland, Illustrated Books, Books with Maps, German Books).
Ins Herz der Schweiz.
Published c. 1890-1910's, Bern by A. Benteli.
63  pages plus wrapper covers. Text in German. Profusely illustrated throughout. Double page railroad map at rear.
Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers, brochure format.
Booklet is over 100 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Paper covers gently age worn, slight rubbing, cover partially detached along spine joint, old crease at lower corner, remains overall clean and attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, signs of handling, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. The fragile pamphlet displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this interesting and quite uncommon European tourism item survives.
Covers measures c. 9" H x 6" W.