Edition: First edition.
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872. Hardcover first edition - An account of travels through Europe by this American essayist and writer. He begins with looking at the differences between Paris and London, and blames the English Channel for them ("Almost everything is laid to the Channel: it has no friends. The sailors call it the nastiest bit of water in the world. All travelers anathematize it. I have now crossed it three times in different places, by long routes and short ones, and have always found it as comfortable as any sailing anywhere, sailing being one of the most tedious and disagreeable inventions of a fallen race." Also includes chapters on the Low Countries and Rhineland, the Alps, Bavaria, Ravenna, Rome, Vesuvius and more. 289 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's ads.
Condition: Very good overall in purple cloth (spine extremely sunned, prev owner's name and date of 1872 on front endpaper in pencil.)