A Ramble Round the World, 1871, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint)


Excerpt from A Ramble Round the World, 1871, Vol. 2 of 2 Our hostess led us to a pretty room on the first floor, made us take our places on some fine matting, and advised us to simplify our toilets. A Japanese always makes himself comfortable and at his ease before eating. The sash alone is indispensable other garments are accessories; he wears them or takes them off according to the season and the weather. The taste of the people is to aim at simplicity. They like to play, it is true they surround themselves very Often with heaps of superfluous objects but they are just as willing to do without them, if necessary and they have always all they need, for, whether in good or bad times, they are content with what comes within their reach. The dinner was excellent every kind of fish, raw, cut in slices, boiled, or broiled; a delicious fish soup various kinds of sweetmeats and at the end, a dish of vermicelli, made with a root of which I do not know the name; the whole being served in little porcelain cups, placed before each guest on a small lacquered tray resting on four legs. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Alexander Graf von Hübner
Paperback | 502 pages
152 x 229 x 26mm | 662g
Publication date
21 Jan 2019
Forgotten Books
Illustrations note
7 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white