Conseils aux fugitifs et aux voyageurs

Title Conseils aux fugitifs et aux voyageurs, qui veulent entreprendre de longs voyages et qui n’ont à cet égard aucune expérience
in Le voyageur, ouvrage utile à la jeunesse et aux étrangers
Creator(s)
Date 1800
Place Berlin
Publisher J. F. de la Garde
Type Travel guide
Physical Description 16°, pp. 222.
Language French
Content General practical instructions for travels
Instructions on health during travels
Advice on note taking and writing travels
General discussion of the utility of travel
NotesFemale author.

Genlis's 'Le voyageur' is a largely practical work: it contains a large variety of topics such as itineraries, communication, hygiene, and recipes easy to prepare on the road. However the preface, 'Conseils aux fugitifs et aux voyageurs, qui veulent entreprendre de longs voyages et qui n’ont à cet égard aucune expérience' (pp. XIII-XLII), also covers apodemic topics such as utility of travels. Daniel Roche, 'Humeurs vagabondes. De la circulation des hommes et de l'utilité des voyages' (Paris, 2003), pp. 168-169, describes 'Le voyageur' as a rare example where apodemic ambition meets practical usage, in a handbook of 'ambulant house-keeping'.

Multilingual edition Paris, 1810; Polish edition Breslau, 1807.

Master Copy: Bibliothèque Nationale de France Paris G-23897