On Foot through Tyrol

WHITE, Walter. On Foot through Tyrol.

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WHITE, Walter. On Foot through Tyrol. London, Chapman and Hall, 1856.

8vo. Original ribbed and blind-stamped pink cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. viii, 316, 16 (advertisements); cloth a bit faded, very minor spotting here and there internally, a very good copy.
First edition of this record of extensive wanderings in and around Tyrol, written by the librarian of the Royal society, who enjoyed long walking holidays, mostly in the Alps and turned them into books, such as this. This particular holiday included trips to Switzerland, the Black Forest and the Vosges. White, with a working-class background was a keen onbserver of the social circumstances he encountered and he reports on the rurual poverty which resulted in migrant child labour and emigration from these southern parts of Central Europe.