A Pedaller Abroad – Being An Illustrated Narrative of the Adventures and Experiences of A Cycling Twain During a 1,000 Kilometre Ride In And Around Switzerland.
London, Sir Joseph Causton and Sons, 1897. 11 cm x 17 cm. Frontispiece, 199 pages with numerous photographic plates throughout the book. Plus 8 unnumbered pages of advertising to rear (Starley Cycles ‘Psycho Cycles’ and ‘Homocea Embrocation’) Hardcover / publisher’s original decorative Design / Illustration on front board. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Corner boards are minimally bumped and rubbed. Binding is firm and strong. Interior bright and clean.
Fifteen chapters recount the 1,000 kilometer trip across beautiful Swiss countryside by the author and his companion.
Includes, for example, many photographs of Alps and scenes, places and peoples encountered on the author’s travels through the Swiss Alps. Fold-out photograph of the inlet at Ouchy on p.38. The contemporary adverts for cycling equipment such as ‘The Esmond Saddle’ and ‘Cyclist’s Tea’ by Thos. Jones & Co provide the modern reader a snapshot into the late Victorian world.
A highly recommended volume for cycling enthusiasts and fans of travel writing that takes the reader back in time and across Europe.