Washington D.C. Tourist 1876 Roose's illustrated travel guide w/ mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Roose's Companion and Guide to Washington and Vicinity.
Published 1876, Washington, D.C. by Gibson Brothers Printers.
92 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout. Folding b&w lithographed map at front.
Publisher's cloth wrappers. Scarce 19th century pocket guide to this city.
An early owner of the guidebook has neatly annotated the map with locations they had visited, plus they noted the location of Harvey's Restaurant.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, hinges cracked mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, 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. 5 3/4" H x 4 1/2" W.