Dublin. The Shelbourne Hotel. 1908.
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 and rear covers depicting the hotel with, on front cover, carriages in front and one horseless carriage; foldout map 11 x 14 inches titled "Dublin and Suburbs" facing the title page; extensive tram lines are shown in red. 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 (Hand-Made Irish Lace, Tweeds and Homespuns, Irish Poplins and Linens, Irish Damask, Silver, Irish Bog-Oak Sticks, etc.) Cigar List at rear. In sum: a fascinating booklet in good condition providing a tourist-centric picture of Dublin at the turn of the 20th century. Item #52058