Cape Ann Gloucester Mass 1911 McKenzie's Handbook Travel Guide w/ period advertsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Americana, Travel Guides, New England, Massachusetts, Cape Ann, Gloucester).
McKenzie's Hand Book: Gloucester and Cape Ann. A Complete Guide. Compliments of Newton Druggist and soda fountain.
Published 1911, Boston by F.S. & H.A. McKenzie.
c.80 pages plus wrappers. Text in English. Illustrated throughout, some b&w photos. Abundant period advertising for many different local businesses and merchants.
Publisher's illustrated paper wrappers.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Paper covers gently age worn, some soiling and rubbing, spine paper a bit chipped, etc. remains overall clean and attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, signs of handling, seems to lack a couple pages although given the local small press run nature of the item, it could be they contained outdated info from a previous version and were simply not included by the binder when the 1911 issue was bound up. Also possible someone tore them out long ago to use them while visiting- still, great contents and worthy of acquisition given the very ephemeral and scarce nature of the item.
Still attractive on the shelf. The fragile pamphlet displays a pleasing and unique age patina, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this rare early 20th century small pocket guide survives.
Covers measures c. 5 1/4" H x 3 1/2" W.