On the Maps and Plans the Editor has, as usual, bestow¬
ed special care, and he believes that they will often render
material service to the traveller, and enable him at a glance
to ascertain his bearings and select the best routes.
Hotels. The Editor has endeavoured to enumerate, not
only the first-class hotels, but others also of more modest
pretensions, which may be safely selected by the 'voyageur
en garcon', with little sacrifice of comfort and great saving
of expenditure. Although changes frequently take place,
and prices generally have an upward tendency, the average
charges stated in the Handbook will enable the traveller to
form a fair estimate of his expenditure. The value of the
asterisks, which are used as marks of commendation, is re¬
lative only; those prefixed to town-hotels and village-inns
signifying respectively that the houses are good of their kind.
To hotel-proprietors, tradesmen, and others the Editor
begs to intimate that a character for fair dealing and courtesy
towards travellers forms the sole passport to his commen¬
dation, and that advertisements of every kind are strictly
excluded from his Handbooks.