Volkserbe der Schweiz

Publication Year: 1952.

Volkserbe der Schweiz. Six volumes in a series under this general title. Basel: Urs Graf Verlag, 1943-46. Price, $4.50 each.

Each of these six volumes deals with a separate canton. They are finely illustrated and, though they are not of the same series, uniform with Glarnerland. Tessin, by Titus Burckhardt, describes subtropical Ticino, Switzerland’s largest territory south of the Alps. In Wallis the poet C. F. Ramuz does full justice to the Valais. W. Kern devotes two volumes under the title Graubunden to the drainages of the Inn and the Rhine within this canton. H. P. Klauser’s Appenzellerland describes the dairy country of northeastern Switzerland, with its costumes and huge bells. Uri, by Leonard von Matt, covers the small canton east of the Lake of Lucerne, known for its association with the legend of William Tell.