National Geographic : 1913 Oct
@Ib Muntris iiarourl Anw A MOTOR BOOK FOR EVERYBODY By Ernest Talbert HAVE you ever really seen Europe? Not big cities or stretches viewed from trains or certain quaint towns specially recommended by Cook or Baedeker, but the fascinating little towns and villages, the sunny flower-covered fields, the somber forests, where you meet unso phisticated people face to face, with all their pride and prejudice and whim and superstition; in other words, have you seen the real "Belle France," the "Heart of Holland," the "True Germany"? The average person visits these countries by rail; he truly sees but little. Mr. Talbert made his trip by motor-car and consequently saw many remote districts seldom, if ever, visited by tourists, where people cling to the costumes, the habits, the very superstitions of centuries ago. He saw village after village of quaint half-timbered houses, of which many bear inscriptions; he crossed old market-places guarded for centuries by queer statues of Roland; he climbed the watch-towers of old castles and followed the beautiful, winding roads of rivers as pretty and picturesque as the Rhine. And now he brings a message to the American traveling public, and its tenor is that you and I may do these very same things. His is THE FIRST MOTOR BOOK FOR EVERYBODY It explains how any traveler may see Europe by motor-car, whether he owns an automobile or not. At the same time it gives a fund of information regarding motors and roads and routes, oil, gasoline, tires and other accessories, baggage, garages, hotels, inns, maps, danger signs, freight, duties, triptyques, etc., etc. - such as no one taking a car abroad can afford to ignore. Mr. Talbert believes Germany to be the motoring country of the future. We call special attention to the fact that his book contains THE FIRST GREAT MOTOR STORY OF GERMANY A practical motor tour, yet so interwoven with odd and interesting bits of infor mation, so replete with legend, romance, and history, that one must call it a story. A charming detailed tour of Holland and a fascinating flight across northern France, which are also contained in this book, are treated by the author in this same inter esting way. The book was written to assist the motorist in planning European tours, and we again remind you that all of us may motor. Each chapter, so far as practicable, represents either a day's run, including sightseeing, or a day or more devoted wholly to sightseeing, where the locality merits it. Opportunities to vary the route are clearly indicated, and touring centers are given so that travelers may profitably COMBINE MOTORING with the old-fashioned type of travel. Mr. Talbert helps you brush up your history, for history is often the leading incentive to sightseeing; he supplies you with legends you could probably never find. Indeed, he goes out of his way to recommend over two dozen good historical novels, which will enable you to recall much of your history in the easiest, laziest, and most interesting way in the world. The book contains an appendix full of practical suggestions. Besides a very com plete general index, it has a concise special index of practical matters only. It is profusely illustrated, having seventy illustrations, a fine colored frontispiece, and a map of the route. It comes attractively boxed. A valuable book. A handsome gift book at a remarkably low price. Boxed ....................................... . $1.50 net. Special Limp Leather Tourist's Edition ....... $1.75 net. Postage extra. DANA ESTES & COMPANY, Publishers 212 Summer St., BOSTON, MASS. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."