Pacific Tourist American Railroad Travel 1879 illustrated tourism guide bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Pacific Tourist: An Illustrated Guide to the Pacific RR and California, Pleasure Resorts Across Continent, ed. by F.E. Shearer.
Published 1879, New York by J.R. Bowman.
372 pages plus index. Text in English. Wood engraved frontis & half title, many wood engraved views and images throughout.
Publisher's soft cloth binding, embossed cover title lettering.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding heavily and well age worn, joints cracked, rear cover detached & front cover nearly detached. Remains overall attractive as an object but has clearly been well handled.
Text block paper is gently toned, some page corners bent, tear to advertisement facing title page, 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 19th century western travel 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. 9 1/4" H x 7" W.