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The Division has some 1100 guidebooks. One of the earliest Canadian guidebooks is Gideon Miner Davison, The Fashionable Tour: A Guide to Travellers Visiting the Middle and Northern States, and the Provinces of Canada 4th edition (Saratoga Springs: 1830). There are many nineteenth century guidebooks for Great Britain, such as: Oxford University and City Guide (Oxford: Munday and Slatter, 1818); Ludlow Guide, 4th edition. (Ludlow: H. Procter, 1831); Black's Picturesque Tourist of Scotland, 8th ed. (Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1850). Also included in the collection are a number of seventeenth and eighteenth-century guidebooks, for example Francesco Sotto, Intinerario, overo nova descrittione de' viaggi principali d'Italia (Padua: Matteo Cadorino, 1659), Les delices de l'Italie (Paris: Par la Compagnie des Libraires, 1707), Le guide, ou Nouvelle description d'Amsterdam … (Amsterdam: J. Ratelband, 1734), Forestiere illuminato... della citta di Venezia (Venice Giovanbatista Albrizzi q. Girol, 1740). In addition, there are many guidebooks by Baedeker, who started publishing in 1839 and John Murray who began publishing his famous guides in 1836.

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