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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853,
BY H. C. PECK & THEO. BLISS,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District
The adventures of travellers and descriptions of foreign countries and people, afford us the same kind of pleasure which we derive from the perusal of the most high wrought romance. But true narrations must always possess one great advantage over fiction, in the simple circumstance of their truth. It is a great satisfaction to the reader to know that the perils and labors which excite his kindly sympathy arę real and not the mere coinage of the romancer's brain.
Without attempting to detract in the least from the merits of well-written romances, we have ventured on the present occasion to substitute for them a series of true narratives under the designation of the “ROMANCE OF TRAVEL;" and we trust that the general utility of the work will be recognized as not the least among its recommendations.