Book Title Cape Cod New and Old
Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.) Hardcover
Book Condition Near Fine with no dust jacket
Edition First Edition; First Impression
Publisher's Name Boston, MA Houghton and Mifflin Company 1918
Illustrated By Illustrated by Ruyl, Louis H.
Seller ID or SKU 48347
Riverside Press blue cover with gold lettering. Inscribed "From Annie F. Peirce 12-25-1918" on front endpaper. Agnes Rothery, or Agnes Edwards Rothery, was the pen name of American author Agnes Pratt. Primarily known as a travel writer, she also published novels. Rothery died in 1954 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her papers are at the University of Virginia. Wikipedia Louis H. Ruyl was an American Born (1870) artist famous for his painting of Rockefeller Center, 1939. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. "Even though the text dates from 1918, it is incredible how much of what the author describes (landmarks, beaches, buildings, customs) still exists today. And how many of the concerns of a century ago (over-development, automobile traffic, over-fishing) persist! Also interesting are the people and places lost to history, but whose tales live on in current Cape museums, books, and tourist attractions. Descriptions of Cape towns are beautifully written, and accompanying sketches are lovely." Reviewer. Very clean contents.; B&W Illustrations; 12mo; 239 pages