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A FAVORITE PLACE OF RESORT FOR STRANGERS: THE KING'S GARDEN AT FORT TICONDEROGA

By Brockway, Lucinda A.

Ticonderoga, NY: Fort Ticonderoga, 2001. PB. very good, wraps (softcover). B&W and color illustrations. ISBN 1931606005 128pp.

$12.50

SUMMER HOMES AND EXCURSIONS EMBRACING LAKE, RIVER, MOUNTAIN AND SEASIDE RESORTS ACCESSIBLE BY THE PICTURESQUE DOUBLE TRACK ..

By Monett, Henry

New York: West Shore Railroad, 1886. PB. very good, wraps (softcover). B&W ill., folding color map. ...WEST SHORE RAILROAD, NEW YORK CENTRAL & HUDSON RIVER R. R. CO. LESSEE. IN CONNECTION WITH ALL THE FAVORITE ROUTES A TRAVEL. WITH DESCRIPTIVE MATTER AND LIST OF SUMMER HOTELS AND BOARDING HOUSES. Short title on front cover: SUMMER EXCURSIONS WITH ROUTES & RATES, LAKE, RIVER, MOUNTAIN AND SEASIDE RESORTS. SUMMER HOMES FOR HEALTH AND PLEASURE. Exceptionally nice copy preserved in custome slipcase. UNCOMMON. 128pp, ads.

$200.00

OCEAN TO OCEAN; OR WEEKLY EXCURSION TO CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST ... - Fourth Edition

By C. A. Anderson, New England Agent

Boston, MA: E. W. S. Jones, Printer, 1901. PB. very good, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. ...A JOURNEY COMPRISING MORE NOTED AND MAGNIFICENT SCENERY THAN IS COMPASSED IN ANY OTHER TOUR IN THE KNOWN WORLD" A trip operated from Boston via Boston & Maine R.R. to the Golden Gate, Cal. Nice clean and tight copy. 96pp.

$75.00

1876: A CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION - with SUPPLEMENT TO 1876: A CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION - LIST OF OBJECTS EXHIBITED

By Post, Robert C. (editor)

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1976. PB. very good, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. Supplement (laid in) is 16 pages. 223pp.

$12.50

SPORTING WITH THE GODS: THE RHETORIC OF PLAY AND GAME IN AMERICAN CULTURE
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SPORTING WITH THE GODS: THE RHETORIC OF PLAY AND GAME IN AMERICAN CULTURE

By Oriard, Michael

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. HC. very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 052139113X This volume examines the rhetoric of "game" and "play" and "sport" in American culture from the time of the Puritans to the 1980s. 581pp.

$12.50

DUNBAR & CO. - STEAM OPERATED POPCORN WAGONS & POPPERS AND PEANUT ROASTERS - 1927 CATALOG -- [Quality Reprint]

By Dunbar & Co

Vestal, NY: The Vestal Press, n.d.. PB. very good, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. Quality reprint "From an original in the archives of C. Cretors & Co., Chicago, Illinois." 24pp.

$25.00

THE ALGONQUIN ST. ANDREWS, N.B. ON PASSAMAQUODDY BAY

By Sullivan, David

St. Andrews, N.B., Canada: Pendlebury Press, 2005. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author. B&W and color illustrations. ISBN 0973935804 Lovely history of the grand summer resort hotel and the developement of the tourist industry in area. 256pp.

$65.00

SUMMER BY-THE-SEA -- THE GOLDEN ERA OF VICTORIAN BEACH RESORTS

By Varrell, William M.

Portsmouth, NH: Strawberry Bank Print Shop, 1972. HC. very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author. B&W illustrations. 152pp.

$25.00

DOWN THE JERSEY SHORE
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DOWN THE JERSEY SHORE

By Roberts, Russell and Youmans, Rich

New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1993. PB. very good+, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0813519969 290pp.

$5.00

FABLES" OF THE HOTEL PROFESSION AND POEMS OF "GOOD CHEER

By Martyn, Charles (fables by); Doolittle, Frank W. (poems by)

New York: The Caterer Publishing Co, 1904. HC. good, green cloth (harcover)20. 86pp.

$20.00

THE FAIR WOMEN: THE STORY OF THE WOMEN'S BUILDING, WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, CHICAGO 1893
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THE FAIR WOMEN: THE STORY OF THE WOMEN'S BUILDING, WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, CHICAGO 1893

By Weimann, Jeanne Madeline

Chicago, IL: Academy Chicago, 1981. PB. good, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0897330250 One of the twelve major buildings of the White City at The World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 included amazing exhibits of the results of women's activities. The Board of Lady Managers built not only The Woman's Building, but The Children's Building, a pioneer day care center; and a Woman's Dormitory where shareholding visitors to the Fair could get a room for 40 cents a night. The struggles among the women themselves for the domination of the Board; the ambitious and troubled leadership of Bertha Palmer--the politics and passion behind The Woman's Building, are described for the first time in this unique book. 611pp.

$10.00

TOURISTS: HOW OUR FASTEST GROWING INDUSTRY IS CHANGING THE WORLD
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TOURISTS: HOW OUR FASTEST GROWING INDUSTRY IS CHANGING THE WORLD

By Krotz, Larry

Boston, MA: Faber and Faber, 1996. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). ISBN 0571198937 238pp.

$5.00

SENSATIONS MAGAZINE: ISSUE 12 - SUMMER/FALL 1995 -- THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONEY ISLAND'S AMUSEMENT PARKS

By Messineo, David (publisher and executive editor)

Secaucus, NJ: Sensations Magazine, 1995. PB. good, wraps (softcover). B&W and color illustrations. An unusual literary magazine usually with poetry. This issue is dedicated to Coney Island's amusement parks and is packed with 112 unique photographs. This glossy magazine opens out to 10 1/2 inches by 32 inches, so you can imagine how dramatic some of the photos are. An uncommon item.

$80.00

THE LAST GREAT WORLD'S FAIR: SAN FRANCISCO'S PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION 1915

By Lieber, Robert and Lau, Sarah (edited by) (introduction by Hallie Brignall)

San Francisco, CA: Golden Gate Nat. Parks Cons, 2004. PB. good, wraps (softcover) bump top of spine. color illustrations. ISBN 1883869889 I have always loved the history of world's fairs, and I find this book very well done. 72pp.

$30.00

TAKING THE WATERS: SPIRIT, ART, SENSUALITY

By Croutier, Alev Lytle

New York: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1992. PB. very good++, wraps (softcover). B&W and color ill.. ISBN 1558595651 Illustrated with mythological, neoclassical, and romantic masterpieces, spa/travel posters of the Belle Epoque, and vintage as well as contemporary photographs, Taking the Waters traces the evolution of spas from the sacred springs of prehistoric times to the Roman baths to the fabulous watering holes of elite society in Europe, Asia, and the United States. 224pp.

$5.00

REPORTS OF THE UNITED STATES COMMISSIONERS TO THE UNIVERSAL EXPOSITION OF 1889 AT PARIS - VOLUME V. AGRICULTURE

By Published Under the Direction of the Secretary of State by Authority of Congress

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1891. HC. good+, brown cloth (hardcover) nice clean and tight copy. B&W illustrations. Part I. Agriculture; Vine Cultivation and Wine-Making; Useful and Injurious Insects; Field Trials of Implements and Stock Shows. Part II. Agricultural Exhibit and Agricultural Products of the United States. Extensive and detailed. 935pp.

$85.00

THE WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION OF 1893: INDEX OF A CHANGING AMERICA

By Wolf, Douglas R.

1970. HC. very good+, black buckram cloth (hardcover). A Thesis submitted to the Graduate Faculty of Seton Hall University in partial satisfaction of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in American Studies." 58pp.

$30.00

SUMMIT BEACH PARK - AKRON'S CONEY ISLAND - AKRON, OHIO

By Francis, Diane DeMali and Francis, David W.

Akron, OH: Summit County Historical Soc, 1993. PB. very good++, wraps (softcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0962189596 An exceptionally well-done history of this long gone Ohio amusement park along Summit Lake. Contents include: Evolution of the Amusement Park; Summit Lake; Akron Gets a Summer Resort; Lakeside Grows and Matures; Akron Welcomes Summit Beach Park; The Soaring Twenties; Summit Beach Weathers the Depression; Summit Beach Goes to War!; Farewell to Summit Beach. 177pp.

$50.00

THROUGH THESE GATES: LINWOOD PARK

By Boas, Ray (signed by) and Boas, Karen

Haddonfield, NJ: Linwood Press, 1984. HC. very good+, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket as published. B&W illustrations. ISBN 0915337002 Written and published for the 100th anniversary of the establishment of this fine church camp meeting ground on the shore of Lake Erie in Vermilion, Ohio. I was first introduced to Linwood in 1964, and the peaceful Victorian feel has remained with me for over 40 years - the same impact Linwood has on most visitors. I came up with this title because of the feel I received going "though these gates" and my fascination with the summer resort experience, the development of the summer vacation, and the summer experience at the grand hotels all stem from my times at Linwood. For the past 20 years I have continued to aggresively collect postcards and souvenirs of Linwood Park and have over 200 examples not shown in this First Edition. I am in the process of completing THROUGH THESE GATES: LINWOOD PARK - REVISITED THROUGH POSTCARDS and if you would like to get on the list to receive a copy, please let me know. Thank you. 206pp.

$45.00

IN VACATION AMERICA

By Rhodes, Harrison

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1915. HC. good, blue cloth (hardcover). ill. by Howard Giles. Contents include: Salt Water; Fresh Water and Inland Valleys; Springs and Mountains; City Summers; Winter Holidays. 131pp.

$20.00

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