Henry S. King & Co's Hand Book for Homeward-Bound Travellers from India, Australia, and the East (Steam Ships, Railways). Henry S. King, Co.

Henry S. King & Co's Hand Book for Homeward-Bound Travellers from India, Australia, and the East (Steam Ships, Railways)

London: Henry S. King & Co. 1899 (January). Paperback. Cover title. Printed wraps over sewn text block, 16 mo (5-3/4 inches [14.7 cm] tall), pp. 125, tables, 3 fold-out maps, 5 in-text maps, ads. Bound in at front is the publisher's 52 page "List of Newspapers, Etc..." (32mo [5 inches tall] dated January, 1899) with loosely laid in "Specimen Pages, reduced by Photozincography" of The Overland Mail Newspaper, and an original Henry S. King subscription form for ordering the described publications. Fold-out maps are : 1. Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company with fares and schedules verso (color) 2. Map Showing the Indian Mail Overland Route with schedules and fares verso (color) 3. Map of the Newhaven - Dieppe Route. In-text maps are : 1. Sketch Map of the Great Western Railway (UK) 2. Chart Showing the Lights of The English Channel 3. Map of the Estuary of the Thames Showing Lights 3. Sketch Map of the Environs of London 4. Sketch Map of the L. & N. W. Railway. All maps in fine condition. Volume with some light wear and soil to covers and bumps to spine ends, 52 page newspaper catalogue with the lower stitch free. An amazing survivor, considering it's intended use. Near Fine. Item #2360

A very uncommon and early traveler's hand book, published in the era when "The sun never sets on the British Empire". Just one copy of this edition found, held at the Monash University Library in Australia.

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