London: Adam and Charles Black, 1908. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 159 pp. 12mo. Blue cloth cover with ornate gold embossed decoration on cover board. Bumping and scuffing to corners and edges. Endpapers have are slightly brittle due to quality of paper, interior pages have light foxing throughout. Otherwise clean with chromolithograph illustrations of locations along the ship's route. Good.
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Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1930. Hardcover. Seventeenth Revised Edition. lxxx, 552 pp. 16mo. Light chipping and wear to dust jacket, small losses at all edges, rear flap beginning to separate at edge, now in mylar cover. Red cloth covered boards with gold embossed titling to cover board and spine, ribbon tie. Edges of text block marbled. Clean within. Very Good / good.
Galena, IL: Community Development Fund of Galena, 1937. Wraps. As. Later Printing, n.d.. 79 pp. 8vo. Slightly lighter blue wraps that than the true first edition of this publication. Clean and crisp within, 15 pages (unpaginated) of black and white photos at rear, Large, color folding map in Fine condition tipped into rear of book.
A reprint of one of the earliest city guides produced as part of the WPA American Guide Series. Very Good.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1940. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xxxi, 782 pp. 8vo. Blue/gray cloth binding with dark blue art moderne illustration of agriculture, shipping, and business on cover board, same color tilting to spine. Minor spotting to boards. Front endpapers illustrated by a map of New York keyed to tours described within; some staining along gutter from glue used in production as it has aged. Large folding map in Fine condition in pocket tipped in at rear.
A volume in the important WPA American Guide Series. Very Good.