What a fun book this is! The front embossing is spectacular (inside it says "Bound in handcrafted mission leather") with a globe and foliage. The collage of cultures from coast to coast on the front highlights what's to come inside. The condition is slightly worn with the corners bearing the brunt of the wear. The book does have the owners name written on the inside cover and the back is embossed with gold leaf. It says "Schroeder Hotels, Walter Schroeder, President". The copyright is 1948 and it is a first edition.