The business of travel. A fifty years’ record of progress. W. Fraser RAE.
The business of travel. A fifty years’ record of progress
The business of travel. A fifty years’ record of progress

The business of travel. A fifty years’ record of progress

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.

Price: $150.00

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