Around the World in Eighty
Around the World in
Eighty Minutes Advertisement
In 1894 Altemus published "Around the World in Eighty Minutes". Written
by Wm. S. Walsh. It consisted of text opposite photographs of monuments
or edifices. Pictures were from all over the world, thus the title.
The book came in two different formats. The illuminated paper covers
book was priced at fifty cents while the Fine English cloth and silver
book was one dollar. Of interest is the fact that two different
hardcover books have been seen with fine English cloth while no example
of the illuminated paper covered books has been discovered.
The two English cloth books differ from each other not only in the
cover design but in the quality of their printing also. The book noted
as “A” has thicker better quality paper as compared to the book
designated as “B”. Thus the former book is significantly thicker and
heavier. The book pictured in the ad is type "A". Two cover colors have
Both of the books shown here (A, B) have been seen with 1894 on the
copyright page. The B books however are frequently seen without the
title page date. It is my suspicion that the A book was only printed
during 1894 and later in 1894 and thereafter the B book was published.
I cannot confirm this however.
This wonderful glossy advertising sheet which is 5.5 x 2.25 was found
in an Altemus Library, Format 2 book.