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Android in Action, Second Edition by Chris King, Robi Sen, W. Frank Ableson

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About the Cover Illustration

The illustration on the cover of Android in Action, Second Edition is taken from a French book of dress customs, Encyclopédie des Voyages by J. G. St. Saveur, published in 1796. Travel for pleasure was a relatively new phenomenon at the time and illustrated guides such as this one were popular, introducing both the tourist as well as the armchair traveler to the inhabitants of other regions of the world, as well as to the regional costumes and uniforms of France.

The diversity of the drawings in the Encyclopédie des Voyages speaks vividly of the uniqueness and individuality of the world’s countries and regions just 200 years ago. This was a time when the dress codes of two regions separated by a few dozen miles ...

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