Cook's Excursionist and Tourist Advertiser dated February 1890 with Map of Central Europe and inset of Southern Italy
New York: David Gildersleeve, 1890. Paperback. Otherwise very good condition. A 36 pp circular advertising travel adventures around the world through Thomas Cook and Sons. Cook began arranging travels for tourists in England as early as 1841, his company was officially established in 1851 and flourished well into the 1890's, when the name and business was purchased. The firm "Thomas Cook Tourist' exists today (est. 2007). In this issue, dated February 1890, "Trips to the Sandwich Islands, Australia, and New Zealand for $665." This monthly publication advertises the Cunard Line, NY Central and Hudson River Railroad, Cuba, Norway, London, Europe, Holy Land, New York, Charleston and Florida Steamship Lines, Mexico, excursions to California, Around the World. A large double page color map of Central Europe with an inset of Southern Italy and a full page map of Scotland and England. Also includes an article on the Bermudas. Trove (14371043) lists these as monthly publications, this number referring to issues from 1888 & 1889. Approx. 9x14", 36pp, printed on newsprint with some tears at edges, paper illustrated wrappers (black text on green), staple bound. Covers dusty and a little ruffled at edge, spine split but holding, interior very clean. OCLC: 191123577. (Inventory #: 22092)
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