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AROUND THE WORLD;
WITH INCIDENTS OF HIS JOURNEY THROUGH
ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN,
SWITZERLAND, RUSSIA, EGYPT,
INDIA, CHINA, JAPAN, ETC.,
TOGETHER WITH A
GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF THE PLACES VISITED, MANNERS AND CUSTOMS
FROM OTHER SOURCES.
By J. F. PACKARD,
AUTHOR OF “STANLEY IN THE WILDS OF AFRICA," ETC., ETC.
RICHLY EMBELLISHED WITH NUMEROUS ARTISTIC ENGRAVINGS.
THE ONLY COMPLETE AUTHENTIC ONE VOLUME EDITION PREPARED FROM LETTERS
PANION OF GENERAL U. S. GRANT IN HIS TOUR AROUND THE WORLD,
SOLD ONLY BY SUBSCRIPTION.
CINCINNATI, O. :
HARVARD COLLEGE LISZARY
DEC. 18, 1933
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1879, by
J. F. PACKARD,
in the Office ve dhe Librarian of Congress at Washington.
THE Editor of this work offers no apology for its appearance at THE
this time. A work of this kind needs none. General Grant has made a tour around the world, and we have recorded the events which occurred and the sights which he saw. In its preparation, there has been within our reach, not only the letters of John Russell Young, who accompanied General Grant as correspondent of the New York Herald, but also much additional material; hence the reader has not only all that is of any interest in John Russell Young's letters as originally furnished by him, but also a vast amount of valuable and entertaining information which we have drawn from other sources. We have made these additions because we believed that it would give the book a more finished appearance. In his letters, Mr. Young treated many points visited too briefly, while others were only mentioned by name; in such cases we have been obliged to look elsewhere for information, and we are confident that we have succeeded in producing a book which is far superior in every way, than it would have been had we confined ourselves wholly to letters of a special correspondent. To place this material in proper shape, so as to form a readable volume, has been no easy task. How well we have succeeded, we leave the reader to judge.
The work as it now appears is not only a faithful record of General Grant's journey, but is a faithful portraiture of sights and scenes in the old world — a library of travel and adventure, a complete guide-book to Europe and the East, an encyclopædia and gazetteer, all in one.
Here are described in a very graphic manner the various cities visited, the countries passed through, the manners and customs of
the people, while the appearance of the ruins of the old world is detailed in such a manner as to cause the reader to feel that he is reading about places which now exist, and that he is right there among them. We are told what kind of houses the people live in, the appearance of these houses both outside and inside, what the people eat, what they talk about their ancient history, and all their general characteristics.
Many very choice illustrations are inserted to assist in a better understanding of the text. Take, for example, the chapter describing the visit to Jerusalem, which contains twelve superb illustrations in the text and one full-page engraving. These greatly increase the value of the work. They have been obtained by our publisher at great outlay, and we trust that the reader will appreciate them.
J. F. P.