|The picture shows the front and back cover and two sample pages of this Early 1900's "OUR FOUR RIVERS GUIDE" English Guide Book.|
This is an early guide book for Plymouth, Devonport, and Saltash of England. The booklet has (44) pages filled with pictures, information and much advertising. It is very nicely made and I only wish I could picture it all.
The first ad is for Samuel Edgcumbe, manufacturer and importer of watches.
Next is an ad for Hoe Mansion Private Hotel.
Then there is a picture of "The Weir Head On The Tamar".
Then there is an ad for "Saltash, Three Towns & District Steamboat Co.". It advertises river and sea excursions on the following steamers:
After that there is an introduction.
Next is a nice ad for Mortimer Brothers Dyers and Cleaners.
Then a picture of "Some of The Saltash Steamboat Co.'s Excursion Steamers leaving the Promenade Pier" (PICTURED BELOW).
Next an a for the Western Morning News, Illustrated Western Weekly News, and the Naval and Military Record.
Next is a article on "The Hamoaze River Tamar To The Weir".
Next is a J. Sutton, manufacturer ad that pictures a lot of items and lists the following:
Compressed Fibre Trunks
Fancy Leather Goods
Next is a picture "The Ruins and View from Mount Edgcumbe".
Next is an ad with a store front pictured from Turner & Phillips Piano with pianos for Royal Piano and Music Saloons.
Next is a picture with a light house from "Plymouth Hoe".
An earlier story continues with pictures of the H.M.S. Impregnable and H.M.S. Cornwall.
Next is an ad for Gaylards of Plymouth. They advertise the following:
Ladies' Bags & Purses
Next is a picture of "Mount Wise, Devonport".
Next is an ad for Grand Concerts and Military Band Concert at the Promenade Pier in Plymouth.
The story continues.
Next is an ad with lots of furniture pictured for Pophams Furniture / Popham Radford & Co. of Plymouth.
Next is a picture of "The Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash".
Next an ad for "Illustrated Western Weekly News.
The story continues.
Next is a picture and ad for "River Yealm Hotel".
A story begins for "River Yealm and Kitley", "The Lynher", "The Tavy", and "Breakwater and Cawsand" with a picture of "Rame Head".
Next are two ads, one for J. May Grose, Ladies' and Gentlemen's outfitters. The other pictures a lady and a baby carriage. It advertises "The Allwin Folding Go-Cart" for Ivey & Ledington. Both of these ads are pictured.
Next a picture of "The Hamoaze, Showing H.M. Dockyards".
Then there is an ad for "Slade Tea & Pleasure Gardens". It advertises
There is then an ad for "Coach and Rail Trips over Dartmoor".
Then a picture of the "H.M.S. Impregnable Training Ship".
Next is a long list of "Excursions to Various Places of Interest".
There is an ad for the "Palace Theatre of Varieties", one for Service & Co., and one for The Western Morning News Co., Ltd., Art & Colour Printers.
There are two ads for Heath & Stoneman Opticians for Binoculars, Aneroids, and Kodaks. The other is advertising them as Photographers.
The last ad in the booklet is on the back cover (PICTURED BELOW). It is for H. Matthews & Son, Ltd. It is for their Restaurant and Confectionery.
All of this and more in this booklet! It measures 7-1/2" x 6-3/4". It is in excellent condition with some wear.