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This is a wonderful travel book written in 1873 and published in 1875.
"The handbook is designed to enable travellers to visit all or any of the notable places in New England, with economy of money, time, and temper, by giving lists of hotels with their prices, descriptions of the various routes by land and water, and maps and plans of the principal cities."
It accomplishes all of the above with plans of the cities of Boston, Hartford, Montreal, New Haven, New York, Newport, Portland, Providence, Quebec, Central Park, Mount Auburn Cemetery. These are all very detailed street maps. All are in excellent condition. As the book is quite thick and tightly bound it is not that easy for me to show you pictures of that many. They seem to have been unfolded for many years and to try and flatten them out will cause me to possibly make tears on the seams. Many of them are simple folded tip-ins with a width of seven and a half inches.
Also included are six maps: the Hudson River, the Environs of Boston, Lake Winnepesaukee, the White and Franconia Mountains, Nahant, and, lastly, a 16 x 24 map of New England (the picture of which is pretty awful - see last one - but the map is in excellent condition - I was just afraid to try and flatten it). This is a 430 page book excluding a preface, index, 24 pages of advertisers with an alphabetical index to them. It is bound in red pebbled leather and measures 6.6 x 4.25 x 1.5. The advertisements are interesting with pictures of the hotels and details of all the rail lines, etc.. i have mostly confined the pictures to the Table of Contents so that you may see all the subjects covered.
Thank you for looking. This is a wonderful little book.
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Osgood's New England, 1873, pub. 1875
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