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Baedeker

series of guidebooks for travelers. [Travel: NCE, 207]
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Baedeker's 1907 guidebook reveals that parks and gardens were also venues for modern art, observing that they "have been transformed into veritable museums of modern art in displaying sculptures bought each year by the city at various art expositions" (xxvi); in addition, concerts of military music are presented there in the summer months.
Indeed, Baedeker's guidebook lists them in Section V entitled Bains.
5) Its two major purposes were (and are) to be a center for research and a place of instruction of emerging knowledge, with courses open to all at no charge ("College de France"); Baedeker's 1907 guidebook notes that its program includes all the domain of the sciences and that its courses are attended by adults and some married ladies (291)
The importance of sports at the time that Eliot lived in Paris can be seen in Baedeker's Section X.
Horse-racing was still the spectator sport of the upper classes and held a high place in the social sphere, as evident in its always coming first in La Vie Sportive under the heading "The Races" ("Les Courses") and a sub-heading indicating the particular race-track (such as "Courses au Bois de Boulogne" or "Courses au Auteuil") as well as in Baedeker's Section X on sports, in which he notes that the season lasts from February to December and lists the various locations and entry fees.
In English, the only true heirs of Baedeker as cultural guidebooks are the Blue Guides, founded in 1917 by Findlay and James Muirhead, who had compiled Baedeker's English-language guides and, following that brand's abrupt fall from favour in the UK in 1914, acquired the rights to Murray's Guides.
Hinrichsen, Baedeker's Reisehandbucher, 1832-1990 (Bevern: Hinrichsen, 1991) mentions many university professors, orientalists, cartographers, cooperating with the Koblenz (later Leipzig) publisher.
Incidentally, this book is a real treat for anyone who has pored over the 1914 Baedeker's guide to Russia and longed for the cryptic references to these collectors to be decoded.