Guide to London Langham Hotel Company 1887 pocket tourists' guide book w/ mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Travel, Tourism, United Kingdom, London, Langham Hotel Company).
The Langham Hotel Company's Guide to London, ed. by W. Cleather Gordon.
Published 1887, London by the Langham Hotel Company.
276 pages plus advertisements. Text in English. Engraved frontis. Abundant period ads. Lacks the original map, but this example has a supplemental (loose) large old color lithographed city plan with it.
Scarce 19th century city guide issued by this hotel.
Publisher's cloth binding, embossed cover decorations, gilt cover decoration.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding lightly rubbed but remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is well uniformly age toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this antique book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 5 1/4" H x 3 1/2" W.