Down East Latch Strings; or Seashore, Lakes and Mountains by the Boston & Maine Railroad. Descriptive of the Tourist Region of New England, Ernest Ingersoll.
Down East Latch Strings; or Seashore, Lakes and Mountains by the Boston & Maine Railroad. Descriptive of the Tourist Region of New England,
Down East Latch Strings; or Seashore, Lakes and Mountains by the Boston & Maine Railroad. Descriptive of the Tourist Region of New England,
Down East Latch Strings; or Seashore, Lakes and Mountains by the Boston & Maine Railroad. Descriptive of the Tourist Region of New England,
Down East Latch Strings; or Seashore, Lakes and Mountains by the Boston & Maine Railroad. Descriptive of the Tourist Region of New England,
Down East Latch Strings; or Seashore, Lakes and Mountains by the Boston & Maine Railroad. Descriptive of the Tourist Region of New England,

Down East Latch Strings; or Seashore, Lakes and Mountains by the Boston & Maine Railroad. Descriptive of the Tourist Region of New England,

[Boston]: Passenger Department Boston & Maine Railroad, 1887. 8vo, original green, gilt lettering on cover and spine, decorative end papers. 256 pp., numerous b&w illustrations throughout, frontispiece bird’s eye map of the Boston & Maine system, 6 folding color-printed maps as follows: Boston & Maine Railroad and Connection; Boston and Maine Railroad; Lake Winnipesaukee; Mount Desert; Hunting and Fishing Resorts of Maine; and White Mountains. Maps printed by Rand Avery Supply Co. Engravers and Printers of Boston.

A classic down-east guide-book in the form of an entertaining narrative of three travelers enjoying the sights along the Boston & Maine Railroad, mixing droll humor with local history and anecdotal details about train and steamship travel in the 1880s.

The Latch String refers to an old Yankee gesture of welcome, leaving the string that opens a door latch on the outside for a visitor, instead of keeping it on the inside. With this travel guide, the Boston and Maine Railroad welcomed to the region pleasure seekers, sportsmen and all those desiring healthy air and scenic views.

A valuable record of the golden days of railroad and steamboat tourism in New England.

CONDITION: Good, minor wear, frayed 1/8” at head and foot of spine, White Mountains map torn away and re-attached with document repair-tape, short tear at border of the Fishing and Hunting map, a three inch tear in lower left quadrant of Mt Desert map, some creasing and a 2 inch tear along border of Boston and Maine Railroad map, 2 inch tear along border of Boston and Maine Railroad and Connections map, minor foxing on end papers.

REFERENCES: Williamson 4861; Thompson, Edward V. Important Maine Maps, Books, Prints and Ephemera: Catalogue Raisonné. Orono, Me.: Stillwater Press, 2003 [258].

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Price: $575.00

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