1889/Keim's/Washington DC/Sightseer Guide

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This is a precious little book. It was published in 1889 and cost 25 cents. It is the "Latest and the Best Keim's Washington What to See, How to See it, a Sightseers Guide" It states on the front that it was "copiously illustrated with a large map of the city and surroundings..." It includes diagrams and engravings of public buildings. Glued to the back cover is a large map which I carefully unfolded just a bit to show in the pictures. It doesn't appear to ever having been opened. The book has a street car directory, horse hack prices and smaller maps inside. It gives all the facts of each building: the size, what it is made of, the architect, when it was built and all kinds of other information. Very interesting.

It has 72 pages, is 7.25 X 5", has a few dog ears but no rips or tears. Paper is in good shape but still soft, no brittleness. Made with good quality paper.


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