Romantic Switzerland, by Walter Schmid. 8vo., 50 pages, including 20 color plates from old prints. Berne: Hallwag, 1952. Price, Sw. Fr. 4.
This fascinating little book, issued in English edition, presents Switzerland as mirrored in the literature and graphic arts of the 18th and 19th centuries, and is a bargain of excellent design. Nine pages of introduction are followed by a series of quotations, usually favorable, from eminent writers of various nationality, many of them Englishmen. Modern views cannot, in this reviewer’s opinion, equal the charm of the old prints (by Lory, Dunker, König, Birmann, von Mechel, and others), from which the admirable illustrations are taken.
J. M. T.