formation already received from numerous correspondents,
which he gratefully acknowledges, has in many instances
proved most serviceable.
The Maps and Plans, on which special care has been
bestowed, are based on the Topographical Atlas of Switzer¬
land and on Dufours Map (p. xxiii), and revised with the
aid of other recent authorities. To the present edition are
added new maps of the T5di, Trift, and Aletsch districts,
and a new panorama of the Eggishorn from Imfeld's
Time Tables. The best Swiss publications are the
'Kursbiicher (time-tables) of Kriisi of Bale and BiirHi of
Zurich (50 c. each), sold at most of the railway-stations.
Heights are given in English feet (1 Engl. ft. =
0.3048 metre; 1 metre =3.281 Engl, ft., or about 3 ft.
3y3 in.). — Distances on high-roads and railways are
given in English miles; while those on bridle-paths and
mountain-routes are expressed by the time which they
usually take. The number of miles at the beginning of a
paragraph denotes the distance from the starting-point,
while the distances from place to place are generally
stated within brackets ; but on railway-routes the mileage
is always reckoned from the starting-point.
Hotels. Besides the first-class hotels, the Handbook
mentions a number of the more modest inns also. The
usual charges are stated in accordance with the Editor's
own experience, or from the bills furnished to him by
travellers. Hotel-charges, like carriage-fares and fees to
guides, generally have an upward tendency, but an ap¬
proximate statement of these items will enable the trav¬
eller to form an estimate of his probable expenditure.
To hotel-keepers, tradesmen, and others the Editor
begs to intimate that a character for fair dealing towards
travellers forms the sole passport to his commendation,
and that advertisements of every kind are strictly exclud¬
ed from his Handbooks.