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JAMES H? HOOSE, A. M. Ph.d.,
B. M. JENKINS,
PREFACE TO THE LAST EDITION.
This little volume has been well received by the public. We take peculiar pleasure in announcing that this edition is brought out by Mr. E. M. Jenkins, who was formerly of the firm of Messrs. Cook, Son & Jenkins, when the book was first issued.
The Author travelled on excursion tickets which he purchased from Mr. Jenkins personally, and it is a tribute of simple justice to Mr. Jenkins to bear testimony to his intelligent appreciation of the wants and needs of the travelling public, and to his integrity as a gentleman.
State Normal School, Cortland, N. V., Dec. 10, 1880.
American Tourist Visiting Europe for tie First lime,
I.—Purposes of the Book.
This little volume is not a guide book. It is simply what its title implies: The commonsense experience which tourists meet and must daily heed, or practical suggestions to Americans traveling in Europe for the first time. It is no indifferent task for one who has perchance never traveled much, even in the United States, to undertake a tour across the Atlantic. Everything is so new, so unknown ; the customs are, in many respects, so different from ours, and the anxiety and excitement of rapid traveling are so constant a strain upon the nervous system, that any suggestions which may render the tour less perplexing and at the same time more profitable are of value. The little and apparently unimportant things are carefully noted with details, even to occasional repetition, because they give the aggregate worry and labor of a tour. This may, indeed, be called a book of small items of travel which the guide books do net specify, but