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The Economical European Tourist. A Journalist Three Months Abroad for $430


Author/Editor: William Hemstreet
Year: 1875
Publisher: New York
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Size: 12mo
Overall condition: Fair
Book weight (kg): 0.348

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SKU: 1097 Categories: ,

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..”all in a manner of ordinary American style and comfort. First Class ocean fare both ways. Including, also, an account in detail of the daily disbursements, hotel bills, railroad fare, cabs, sight-seeing, etc., showing what was enjoyed and what it costs”. With a gift inscription signed by the author. A truly fascinating account of a traveller’s experience in the late nineteenth century, offering insights into how others saw us. You might think, when you read the section on railways, that little has changed for the better on British railways since 1875- or that if they once did, they have come full circle back to the situation of the 1870s. Condition: Unfortunately this book has two significant areas of damage, so buy it to read and enjoy, until a better copy comes along. Two separate pages have had an expenses table cut out and then clumsily taped back (see photographs). The boards are rubbed but sound, the text block sound, and there is just occasional foxing and age-tanning, especially to the prelims. Without the page-slicing, the volume would be classified as good to very good.