London: Thomas Cook & Son, 1891. 8vo. [x], 318 pp. FIRST EDITION. Included is a 15-page program entitled Banquet to commemorate the fiftieth year of the business of Thomas Cook & Son, at the Hotel Metropole, July 22, 1891, which includes so many testimonials. Publisher’s original gilt-decorated cloth; overall a very good copy. Item #15275
First edition. Scottish journalist and author William Fraser Rae (1835-1905) celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the business of travel agents Thomas Cook & Son. The author describes the procedures and methods of the well-known agency, which began in 1841 solely traveling the twelve miles from Leicester to Loughborough. Fifty years later, in 1891, they were worldwide.