[Moscow]: [Intourist / Moscow / Hotel Metropol], [1932, from "Itineraries for 1931-32," on p. 28]. Pictorial Wrappers. Early tourist booklet, in English, featuring Leningrad and Moscow. Crown 8vo (201 x 148mm): 30pp, with two large folding maps in color (273 x 389mm), profusely illustrated with partial page images from photographs of life in the USSR. Full-color pictorial wrappers stapled. An excellent example (wrappers very light dust-soiled) with virtually pristine maps. Fine-. Item #BB2518
Intourist, headquartered in Moscow, long served as the primary travel agency for foreign tourists in the Soviet Union. It was founded on April 12, 1929, and privatized in 1992, and from 2011 was partly owned by the British Thomas Cook Group until its collapse in September, 2019. In November, 2019, Anex Tours acquired the stake from the British Official Receiver. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).