James River Tourist Virginia 1881 rare Illustrated boat Guide w/ folding mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Virginia, Yorktown, Richmond, Norfolk, Portsmouth).
The James River Tourist: A Brief Account of Historical Localities on James River and Sketches of Richmond, Norfolk, and Portsmouth. Yorktown Centennial Edition.
Published 1881, Richmond, Virginia by James E. Goode, Printer.
62 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout. 3 panel folding river strip map, single page Dutch Gap Canal map, 6 pictorial vignette view plates. 7 pp. advertising section at rear.
Publisher's decorative paper wrappers.
Rare pocket size ephemeral tourist booklet aimed at visitors who were touring on the river.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Pink paper covers gently rubbed and soiled, small speckling, corner of rear cover chipped. Remains overall clean and attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, mostly minor light signs of handling, internally still well preserved, fairly fresh, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. The fragile pamphlet displays an entirely 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 and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Covers measures c. 6 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W.