A Summer Jaunt Through the Old World: A Record of an Excursion Made to and Through Europe, by the Tourjée Educational Party of 1878
Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1879. First Edition. Cloth. First edition. 12mo; xviii, 646pp + [1 ad]; gilt-stamped sailing ship vignette to front rust-colored cloth over board, black stamped border and lettering; ownership to ffep in pencil dated 1879; engraved portrait of Eben Tourjée frontispiece with tissue guard; 32 full-page b&w illustrations of sights; light rubbing to boards and corners, light age-toning of paper; near fine. Near fine. Item #748
Dr. Eben Tourjée (1834-1891) and Robert Goldbeck founded the New England Conservatory of Music. Tourjée was an organist, choral conductor and music educator. In 1873 he became Dean of the of Music at the newly established Boston University. He was active in organizing large choral gospel and peace sings in Boston. NEC online. This is a historical account of a trip to Europe.