Dublin. The Shelbourne Hotel. 1905.
Paper bound booklet, 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches, 53 pp. of information for guests followed by an additional 50 plus pages of advertisements. Attractive color lithographic front cover depicting the hotel with carriages in front; foldout map 11 x 14 inches titled "Dublin and Suburbs" facing the title page; extensive tram lines are shown in red. Some paper loss to spine; light crease to top free edge corner of front cover; light vertical crease to rear cover; overall good clean condition. The first part of the booklet deals with operations of the hotel of interest to guests ("Fire in Sitting or Bedroom" 2s per day; "Hot Bath in Bath Room" 1 s.; "Visitors' Servants...Bed" 2s per day; "Dogs if Taken to Rooms" 2s. 6d. per day; etc. Other sections provide visitor information regarding the city, sports activities, "Pleasant Spots to Visit," "Picturesque Car Drives," "Carriage Hire," "Places of Interest," etc. In the second part of booklet, advertising is provided regarding travel to other parts of Ireland (including numerous hotel adverts) as well as various businesses in Dublin, a number of which specialize in Irish-made goods (Belleek China, Hand-Made Irish Lace, Tweeds and Homespuns, Irish Poplins and Linens, Irish Damask, Silver, etc.) In sum: a fascinating booklet in good condition providing a tourist-centric picture of Dublin at the turn of the 20th century. Item #52057