Boston Mass. Walking & Hiking Tour Book 1898 AMC travel guide large folding mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Travel, Tourism, New England, Massachusetts, Boston, Illustrated Books).
Walks and Rides in the Country Round About Boston, by Edwin M. Bacon.
Published 1898, Boston & New York by Houghton, Mifflin, and Company for the Appalachian Mountain Club. [AMC].
419 pages. Text in English. Folding map at front. Abundant period advertising. Illustrated throughout.
The folding map at front has small pieces of the pocket adhered to it, yet still unfolds and presents well. Front pocket is damaged/ defective, rear pocket is empty.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed bands, embossed ruled covers, gilt pictorial cover decoration.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, front hinge cracked/ repaired, otherwise mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, book remains overall attractive as an object. Still a nice example to handle and read.
Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 6 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W.