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Art of Travel: Or, Shifts & Contrivances Available in Wild Countries
Art of Travel: Or, Shifts & Contrivances Available in Wild Countries
Our Price: $20.00
Year: 1971
Pages: 366
Binding Paperback
ISBN 1842122096

Product Code: 756779294

Francis Galton (au); Dorothy Middleton (in). Few Victorian travelers set off without a copy of this indispensable volume in their baggage. It became famous as the handbook used by 19th-century explorers. Galton conceived the idea for this book while exploring SW Africa in the 1850s. The book, first published in 1855, ran into 8 ed. -- the present volume (the 1872 ed., here reproduced in facsimile) was the last ed. to incorporate new material. Quaint, practical, curious, politically incorrect, it is essential reading for those who want to know how the Tibetans keep warm at night; how the Chinese stop asses braying, how to build a snow house, pitch a tent, dry your clothes & a multitude of other tried, tested & forgotten tips for Victorian (& 21st century) travelers. Illustrated with original drawings.

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