[Columbus, OH]: Ward Bros. undated. Hardcover. Hardbound in 6x5 inch red paper over boards with a decorative field pressed in blind, titling black. Printed on a single long leaf of cream-coated cardstock, starts out with a pastedown view of Manitou CO, folds out to twelve fullpage captioned rotogravures[?] --"roto-litho" or some such outmoded but wonderful process. We are unsure of date but street scenes show only trams and horsedrawn carriages. The American publisher allows himself a line reading "Published by Ward Bros. Ph:V. Columbus O.," press and bindery referenced "Gesetzlich geschutzt in Deutschland." A pretty good copy; edges, especially spine-fold, are rubbed and some red color is lost, with tiny partings at head and tail, but the fold generally is sound, as are all internal foldings; also note that there are three minute worm-holes going straight throuch as if punched by a bindary machine, these much smaller in diameter than a bb.
The medium is the massage indeed! the gravure-like reproductions make even rocks look good. Eight pix show a passenger steam train, the locomotive quite odd: built tilted it would appear, to make the ascent.