California Picture Book 1938 Travel Guide Photo Album Hollywood w/ views & mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, California, Americana, Illustrated Books, Santa Fe, Santa Barbara, Hollywood, Beaches).
California Picture Book.
Published Jan., 1938, California.
94 pages. Text in English. Printed Chicago, Rand McNally.
Large double page prospect-view color map centerfold.
Illustrated pictorial paper covers (delightful Art Deco image), two small old stich holes along spine (either for string ties or for file consultation), many early color & tinted b&w photos throughout.
Fragile paper wrapper tourist brochure remains relatively well preserved and attractive on the shelf. Corners slightly creased and curled, spine paper somewhat worn with small splitting, covers loosened, old crease down center of text block (however, item was intended to be folded down the middle when issued).
Interior contents mostly clean, a visual pleasure to browse through due to the nice printing as well as the time capsule quality of the views. Includes a couple great early aviation birds-eye views across the downtown city.
It still displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9" H x 8" W.