Now out in Kindle and reprints, but you can own the original. A lovely little book from 1884 with a cloth, leather and gold gilt cover. An early travelogue written by Henry Greenough Huntington with pen and ink illustrations by the author, a diplomat stationed in Florence, Italy. Very very rare.
A culturally important retelling of life in the late 1800's in Florence.
"There are three modes of life in Florence, the hotel, apartment and pension. The first is only adapted for the traveller and can be but temporarily used by persons studying economy. The second embraces every variety of furnished abode, from one hundred and fifty francs a month to twenty thousand francs a year, the price varying according to the situation. The lower part of the town near the Cascine, which is the fashionable quarter, is not so healthy as the upper, because the drains of the city flow from the river under the streets and at certain seasons, the effluvia rising from them are not in keeping with the odours that a City of Flowers should exhale."
In generally good condition, but the spine is starting to split.
96 pages, 6"x7"
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