An area of interest that I have had for some time involves summer resorts, vacations, amusement parks, world's fairs, and travels along the open road.  We have been building a collection for some time, and welcome your offer of titles to add to our collection. Currently we have duplicates of 53 titles which are on our shelves in Walpole, New Hampshire, at this time - January 1, 2009, and here is how to order any of them.

1. Ahlstrom, Harold J. (introduction by), JAMESTOWN AND CHAUTAUQUA LAKE TROLLEYS, Fenton Historical Society, Jamestown, NY, (1974), B&W illustrations, 39pp, fine, wraps (softcover), A recording of the story of the trolley cars in the Jamestown and Chautauque Lake area, concentrating on the "Broadhead" lines of the Jamestown Street Railway Co., the Chautauque Traction Co., and the Jamestown Westfield and Northwestern Railroad Co. Some mention is made of the Warren & Jamestown Street Railway, which entered Jamestown, and the Buffalo & Lake Erie Traction Co. which connected with the interurban lines at Westfield., (Order No: 41683 ), $80.00

2. Austin, E. L. and Hauser, Odell, THE SESQUI-CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION: 150 YEARS OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, Current Publications, Inc., Philadelphia, 1929, sepia toned photographs, 520pp, very good, blue cloth, hardcover pictorial pastedown front cover, The Sesqui-Centennial was held in Philadelphia in 1926 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of our Independence. This is "A Record Based on Official Data and Departmental Reports." One of the Limited Original Subscription Edition., (Order No: 10100 ), $200.00

3. Baron, Stanley Wade, PEOPLE AND AMERICANS: A MEMOIR OF TRANSATLANTIC TOURISTS, Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1953, 224pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Humorous, candid and sympathetic, it is an authentic study, cast in the form of reminiscence, of Americans abroad, with an extra fillip provided by the fact that the author is himself an American., (Order No: 35057 ), $12.00

4. Barrett, Richmond, GOOD OLD SUMMER DAYS: NEWPORT, NARRAGANSETT PIER, SARATOGA, LONG BRANCH, BAR HARBOR, D. Appleton-Century Company, New York, 1941 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 338pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 4569 ), $10.00

5. Boas, Norman Francis and Meyer, Barbara Linton, ALMA FARM: AN ADIRONDACK MEETING PLACE, published by the authors, Mystic,CT/Bolton Landing NY, (1999) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 135pp, fine, wraps (softcover), This is the story of the Alma Farm, created in the late nineteenth century in the Town of Bolton, New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The farm played a major role in the economy of the area for almost 50 years. Its many famous vistors included the anthropologist Franz Boas (this bookseller's great-grand- father), Maj. Gen Carl Schurz, Doctors Abraham and Mary Putnam Jacobi, and many others., (Order No: 22734 ), $18.00

6. Boas, Ray and Boas, Karen, THROUGH THESE GATES: LINWOOD PARK, Linwood Press, Haddonfield, NJ, (1984), B&W illustrations, 206pp, very good+, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket as published, 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 10 years I have continued to aggresively collect postcards and souvenirs of Linwood Park and have over 200 examples. 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., (Order No: 50000 ), $100.00

7. Bocca, Geoffrey, THE GREAT RESORTS: AN INSIDE VIEW, Hawthorne Books, Inc., New York, (1971) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 169pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "A light-hearted tour of Europe's famous beaches, spas and ski slopes.", (Order No: 52935 ), $4.00

8. Burt, Henry M., BURT'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE OF THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY, New England Publishing Co., Northampton, MA, 1868 (1867) 2nd, B&W ill., fold-out map, 284pp, ads, good, salmon colored cloth w/light edgewear, "CONTAINING DESCRIPTIONS OF MOUNT HOLYOKE, MOUNT MANSFIELD, WHITE MOUNTAINS, LAKE MEMPHREMAGOG, LAKE WILLOUGHBY, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, &c." This guide follows the railroad routes (condensed time tables for 1867 on pages 8 to 18) throught the Connecticut Valley, to "assist the seeker after pleasure to obtain a more perfect knowledge of the grandeur and beauty of Connecticut Valley scenery and that bordering on it. Offered here is the second edition of this fascinating guide. This bookseller owns a First Edition in his own collection, and the First Edition has the copyright date of 1867 on both the title page and the copyright page. The first edition has 281 pages of text, followed by the same ads that appear in the Second Edition. In the first edition, page 281 discusses Brandon, Vermont, and Howe's Scales, pages 281 through 284 in this second edition discuss Missisquoi Springs in Vermont, and a few lines on The Weldon Spring at St. Albans, Vermont. A wonderful title for gaining an appreciation for the "vacation travels" in the Connecticut Valley in the late 1860s., (Order No: 21263 ), $225.00

9. Cross, Amy Willard, SUMMER IN AMERICA, Key Porter Books, Toronto, (1994), B&W and color photographs, 128pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1550135171 An evocative look at summer in America and the national pastime of getting away from it all. An introductory history to how the vacation developed, where people went, and what they did once there. Wonderfully illustrated with old images, and current scenes., (Order No: 10629 ), $5.00

10. Dunlop, M. H., SIXTY MILES FROM CONTENTMENT: TRAVELING THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN INTERIOR, BasicBooks, New York, (1995), B&W illustrations, 277pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0465033652 Drawing on the work of more than three hundred travel writers--among them Charles Dickens, Margaret Fuller, Anthony Trollope, and Mark Twain--from America's own East Coast and from fourteen other countries, this book offers a witty and irreverent look at the wild Midwest in its heyday., (Order No: 17533 ), $6.00

11. Dunne, Colin; Dunne, John; Griffin, Beth; Levine, Ted M.; Russell, Robin; and, Weiss, Arlene, RYE IN THE TWENTIES, Arno Press, New York, 1978, B&W illustrations, unpaginated, very good++, brown cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0405091419 A permanent souvenir of a wonderful time that saluted and celebrated a wonderful time. A look at the town and its people, and the Amusement Park., (Order No: 40842 ), $25.00

12. Dybwad, G. L. and Bliss, Joy V., ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY: WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, CHICAGO 1893: WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND PRICE GUIDE, The Book Stops Here, Albuquerque, NM, 1992, B&W illustrations, 444pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0963161202 Over 2700 items described with variants listed based upon authors' personal searches of libraries and private collections. Over 200 illustrations of citations. Fold-out maps and World's Columbian Exposition organizational chart. Many historical facts. All subjects, including: music, guides, legislation, state and foreign publications, salesmen's sampales, viewbooks, and recent books on the fair., (Order No: 20357 ), $40.00

13. Evers, Alf (introduction by Heywood Hale Broun; foreword by Tom Hatley), IN CATSKILL COUNTRY: COLLECTED ESSAYS ON MOUNTAIN HISTORY, LIFE AND LORE, The Overlook Press, Woodstock, New York, (1995) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 175pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 087951566X Alf Evers is the preeminent historian of the Catskills, and this book collects nineteen of his best essays for an irresistible short dip into Catskill history and lore., (Order No: 28642 ), $10.00

14. Foss, Michael (edited by), ON TOUR: THE BRITISH TRAVELLER IN EUROPE, Michael O'Mara Books Limited, London, (1989), B&W and color illustrations, 256pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0948397896 Michael Foss has gathered together excerpts from the writings of more than 50 British travellers in Europe, starting with the dire warnings of Roger Ascham in 1570 and ending with Penelope Chetwode's ramble among the hills of Andalusia in 1963., (Order No: 30687 ), $8.00

15. Fox, Charles Philip (edited by), AMERICAN CIRCUS POSTERS IN FULL COLOR, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, (1978), 48 color reproductions, 44pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0486236935, (Order No: 35513 ), $14.50

16. Francis, Diane DeMali and Francis, David W., SUMMIT BEACH PARK - AKRON'S CONEY ISLAND - AKRON, OHIO, Summit County Historical Soc, Akron, OH, (1993), B&W illustrations, 177pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), 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., (Order No: 50496 ), $175.00

17. Funnell, Charles F., BY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA: THE RISE AND HIGH TIMES OF THAT GREAT AMERICAN RESORT, ATLANTIC CITY, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, (1983), B&W illustrations, 199pp, index, good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0813509866 First published in 1975. From its beginnings on the windswept New Jersey coast at the end of the 1860s, Atlantic City was a forthright monument to the pursuit of pleasure, the very first place in America devoted to the principle that there was nothing evil about having a good time. This history of Atlantic City is well-worth reading., (Order No: 3456 ), $4.00

18. Gutman, Richard J. S. and Gutman, Kellie O., THE SUMMER CAMP MEMORY BOOK: A PICTORIAL TREASURY OF EVERYTHING - FROM CAMPFIRES TO COLOR WARS - YOU LOVED ABOUT CAMP, Crown Publishers Inc., New York, (1983) 1st ed, over 300 B&W ill., 150pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517547430 This book is a nostalgic evocation of everything summer camp was - and still is - for thousands of campers all over America. Here is a pictorial and oral re-creation of the entire summer camp experience: bunkmates and counselors, nature hikes, outdoor meals, name tages, crafts, campfire songfests, canoe trips, the waterfront, and color war. Besides the photograhs there are drawings, newsletters, menus, ghost stories, letters home, lyrics to ever-popular songs, making this book the quintessential scrapbook campers were having too much fun to keep., (Order No: 8172 ), $15.00

19. Harner, Charles E., FLORIDA'S PROMOTERS: THE MEN WHO MADE IT BIG, Trend House, Tampa, FL, (1973), sepia toned illustrations, 73pp, very good+, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0882510290 Chapters originally appeared the FLORIDA TREND Magazine. Businessmen profiled include: Hamilton Disston, Henry Bradley Plant, Henry Morrison Flagler, Bion Hall Barnett, Mrs. Potter Palmer, David Paul Davis, Barron Gift Collier, Carl Graham Fisher, and George Edgar Merrick. A good introduction to the development of the Sunshine State., (Order No: 4525 ), $17.50

20. Howell, Sarah, THE SEASIDE, Studio Vista, London, (1974), B&W and color ill., 208pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0289703115 This lively and illuminating book traces the development of the seaside holiday in Europe and America from exclusive health cure to all-inclusive package tour. A "must have" for the summer resort enthusiast., (Order No: 26276 ), $12.50

21. Irwin, Alfreda L., THREE TAPS OF THE GAVEL: PLEDGE TO THE FUTURE, THE CHAUTAUQUA STORY, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, (1970), B&W illustrations, 198pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0941149005, (Order No: 49230 ), $10.00

22. Irwin, J. A., HYDROTHERAPY AT SARATOGA - A TREATISE ON NATURAL MINERAL WATERS, Cassell Publishing Company, New York, (1892), 270pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover) nice clean, bright and tight copy, Inscribed on the title page, "With the Author's Comp. to Dr. McEwin." Contents include: Saratoga; The Origin of Mineral Waters; Geological Conditions at Saratoga; Classification and Analysis; Component Parts of the Saratoga Waters; Metabolism, and Alternative Effects; Balneology, or the Science of Bathing; Therapeutic Applicability and Dietetics; A Practical Division of Saratoga Waters; General Precepts; Nosology; and, Bottled, recharged and artificial mineral waters. An interesting look at the 19th century custom of "taking the waters.", (Order No: 47173 ), $125.00

23. Jackson, Stanley, THE SAVOY: THE ROMANCE OF A GREAT HOTEL, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, (1964) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 318pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), The Savoy of London is the world's most famous luxury hotel, unique in its self-contained resources and almost a city in itself., (Order No: 39758 ), $7.00

24. Kobbe, Gustav, THE NEW JERSEY COAST AND PINES. AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE-BOOK (WITH ROAD-MAPS) COVER TITLE - KOBBE'S JERSEY COAST AND PINES, published by the author, Short Hills, NJ, 1889 1st ed, 31 B&W illustrations, maps, 108pp, good+, red cloth (hardcover) -- PLEASE SEE NOTE, From the preface, "This aims to be an accurate descriptive guide-book to the Jersey Coast - from Sandy Hook to Atlantic City - and to the Jersey Pine Plains." An exceptionally nice copy with 51 black and white full page illustrations, and 5 two page color maps tipped in. NOTE, two leaves in the introduction are loose, and the binding is loose between the frontispiece and title page. On the first blank leaf an oval rubber stamp in red/purple ink is "New England Summer Resort - Bureau of Information Association, 3 Park Place, New York.", (Order No: 47879 ), $300.00

25. Lencek, Lena and Bosker, Gideon, THE BEACH: THE HISTORY OF PARADISE ON EARTH, Viking, New York, (1998) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 310pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670880957 Here is the full story of the seashore--its history (natural and human), customs, spectacles, and scandals., (Order No: 28459 ), $6.00

26. Linn, James Weber (introduction by), THE OFFICIAL PICTURES OF A CENTURY OF PROGRESS EXPOSITION CHICAGO 1933-1934 - SPECIALLY BOUND LIMITED EDITION, Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc, New York, (1933), B&W and color illustrations, unpaginated, very good+, full brown leather (hardcover) light edgewear, This "Specially Bound Limited Edition Prepared for the Encyclopedia Britannica" has exceptional photographs not seen elsewhere including fascinating interior views of buildings and exhibits., (Order No: 49382 ), $125.00

27. Lloyd, John Bailey (warmly inscribed by the author), SIX MILES AT SEA - A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF LONG BEACH ISLAND NEW JERSEY, Down the Shore Publishing, Harvey Cedars, NJ, (1990), B&W and Sepia Toned ill., 176pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 094558203X "In this elegant book of essays and historical photographs, the author explores much of the history of the New Jersey Shore by focusing on the eighteen-mile-long barrier island of Long Beach.", (Order No: 50759 ), $45.00

28. Lynes, Russell, THE DOMESTICATED AMERICANS, Harper & Row, New York, (1963) 1st ed, 32 pages of illustrations, 308pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), "Americans at Home, their amusements, their chores, their household problems and their delights, but most especially their manners and their houses, from the covered wagon to the trailer." Part One: Manners, Hovels and Houses; Part Two: Downstairs, Below Stairs, Upstairs; Part Three: Manners and Style., (Order No: 4734 ), $5.00

29. Margolies, John, FUN ALONG THE ROAD: AMERICAN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, A Bullfinch Press Book, Boston, MA, (1998) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, 128pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0821223518 John Margolies, America's premier chronicler of commercial architecture, takes us for an entertaining ride along our highways in pursuit of that quintessential roadside experience: the tourist attraction., (Order No: 29451 ), $14.50

30. Marnell, William H., VACATION YESTERDAYS OF NEW ENGLAND, The Seabury Press, New York, (1975), B&W illustrations, 177pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0816492549 Focusing on the 20s and 30s, author explores vacationing at beaches, lakes, and mountains and the forms it took in New England. Good introduction to the development of the vacation as a national pastime. This book is one of Ray Boas, Bookseller's all time favorites and originally sparked my interest in the development of the summer vacation and resorts., (Order No: 146 ), $7.00

31. Marsden, Christopher, THE ENGLISH AT THE SEASIDE - BRITAIN IN PICTURES - NUMBER 112, Collins, London, 1947, B&W and color illustrations, 48pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), By the middle of the 18th century more than a dozen Seaside Resorts were in full swing in England., (Order No: 49770 ), $5.00

32. Matthew, Christopher, A DIFFERENT WORLD: STORIES OF GREAT HOTELS, Paddington Press, Ltd., New York, (1976), photos by Ben Martin, 351pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0846701359 The world of the great hotels is a world of impeccable taste and exquisite food, of perfectly chosen decor and of unspoken but unshakeable assumptions about the proper way of doing things. And most of all, the greatest hotels are those that have long and distinguised histories behind them. Here, Christopher Matthew sets out to tell the glorious past and elegant present of some fifty hotels he considers to be among the very greatest in the world., (Order No: 5468 ), $7.50

33. McCullough, Edo, WORLD'S FAIR MIDWAYS: AN AFFECTIONATE ACCOUNT OF AMERICAN AMUSEMENT AREAS, FROM THE CRYSTAL PALACE TO THE CRYSTAL BALL, Exposition Press, Inc., New York, (1966) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 190pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), After an introductory historical review of fairs, festivals and carnivals in general, the author takes us through world's fairs held in this country, all the way from New York's Crystal Palace of 1853, supervised by master showman P. T. Barnum, right up to Expo 67, scheduled for staging in Montreal, Canada., (Order No: 32873 ), $65.00

34. McQuill, Thursty, THE CONNECTICUT BY DAYLIGHT - THE FIRST DESCRIPTIVE GUIDE-BOARD EVER PUBLISHED, The American News Company, New York, 1874, B&W illustrations, 108pp, ads, good, decorated green boards (hardcover) much edgewear, "From New York to the White Mountains, Lake Memphremagog, Montreal and Quebec; via New Haven, Hartford, Springfield, Northampton, Deefield, Greenfield, Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Windsor, White River Junction, Wells River, St. Johnsbury, Stowe, Burlington and St. Albans." A wonderful travel guide detailing all to be seen and places to stop and visit while traveling this route by railroad or steamboat, including: New York, New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield Railroad; New York and New Haven Steamboat Company; Connecticut River Railroad; Central Vermont Railroad; Grand Trunk Railroad; Passumpsic Railroad; and, Boston, Concord, and Montreal Railroad. Over 20 pages of ads for lodging and travel; fold-out route map and timetable for the Connecticut River Railway Line; foldout illustration of "The New Steamer C. H. Northam, of the New Haven Line," and so much more. Our shop is along the route, my interest is in the early summer travel and 19th century vacations, and this is a greet early travel guide to the area. I am happy to be able to now offer this item and do have a copy in my own collection., (Order No: 44657 ), $200.00

35. Methot, June, UP & DOWN THE BEACH, Whip Publishers, Navesink, NJ, (1988), B&W illustrations, 208pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) errata slip laid in, Here are the real stories of the rugged and resilient people who first settled the New Jersey shore with some fascinating details of how they lived and some of the unusual problems some faced., (Order No: 3677 ), $27.50

36. Muskoka Lakes Association, SUMMERTIMES - IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION, Stoddart Publishing Co., Ltd, Toronto, Canada, (1994), B&W and color illustrations, 192pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1550460811 A centennial look at this Canadian summer resort., (Order No: 55522 ), $15.00

37. Needham, Mary Master, FOLK FESTIVALS: THEIR GROWTH AND HOW TO GIVE THEM, B. W. Huebsch, New York, 1912, 244pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) owner's inscription, The author's purpose is to create a desire to give festivals, and at the same time furnish a working basis for them. Major sections include: The Pioneer Festival, The Spirit of the Festa, Festal Heritage, Cholce of Subject, The Use of Festivals in Connection with Playgrounds and Schools, and, Psychologic Effects of the Festival., (Order No: 26459 ), $25.00

38. Rhodes, Harrison, IN VACATION AMERICA, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, (1915), ill. by Howard Giles, 131pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover), Contents include: Salt Water; Fresh Water and Inland Valleys; Springs and Mountains; City Summers; Winter Holidays., (Order No: 49894 ), $20.00

39. Rosenblum, Robert (essays by Rosemarie Haag Bletter; Morris Dickstein; Helen A. Harrison; Marc H. Miller; et al), REMEMBERING THE FUTURE: THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR FROM 1939 TO 1964, Rizzoli International, New York, (1989), B&W and color illustrations, 208pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0847811220 This volume documents the social, historical, and cultural context of the New York World's Fair of 1964/65. The Fair's development, its politics, its presentation of art, architecture, design, technology, and social phenomena are examined in this collection of essays, published in conjunction with a landmark exhibition at The Queens Museum., (Order No: 45263 ), $50.00

40. Scharff, Virginia, TAKING THE WHEEL: WOMEN AND THE COMING OF THE MOTOR AGE, The Free Press, New York, (1991) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 219pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0029281350 Recalling a colorful period of car culture and history, Scharff offers a provocative look at the effect of new technologies on a nation's life-styles and on its citizens' self-images and roles., (Order No: 17705 ), $10.00

41. Seibel, George A., ONTARIO'S NIAGARA PARKS 100 YEARS - A HISTORY, The Niagara Parks Commission, Ontario, Canada, 1985, B&W and color illustrations, 413pp, very good+, green cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0969108214 Excellantly done history of this summer resort tourist area., (Order No: 42011 ), $20.00

42. Silliman, B.; and Goodrich, C. R. (edited by), THE WORLD OF SCIENCE, ART, AND INDUSTRY ILLUSTRATED FROM EXAMPLES IN THE NEW-YORK EXHIBITION, 1853-54, G. P. Putnam and Company, New York, 1854, 500 B&W illustrations, 208pp, good+, original decorated red cloth, aeg (hardcover), An exceptional history of the New York Exhibition, its buildings and exhibits in over 500 illustrations. A handsome, clean and tight copy., (Order No: 49412 ), $200.00

43. Sorin, Scota (illustrations and decorations by Clyde E. Darr), BLACKBIRD - A STORY OF MACKINAC ISLAND -- [MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN], Citator Publishing Company, Detroit, MI, (1907), B&W frontis, deocrated pages, 142pp, very good, decorated brown cloth (hardcover), Blackbird, told in the letters of: Miss Maraquita Dane, Native of Mackinac Island; Miss Margaret Deland, of Chicago; Miss Isabelle Thorn, of New York; Miss Jessamine C., the Colonel's daughter; Lieutenant John Beech, U.S.A.; and Lieutenant John Grane, U.S.A., (Order No: 48513 ), $65.00

44. Swinglehurst, Edmund, THE ROMANTIC JOURNEY: THE STORY OF THOMAS COOK AND VICTORIAN TRAVEL, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, (1974) 1st US, B&W illustrations, 201pp, index, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 01060141913 This fascinating saga of the remarkable Cook family paints a picture of social life over more than one hundred fifty years, and describes with humor and sharp observation the foibles of the British abroad as well as the development of the travel business on an international scale., (Order No: 13442 ), $7.50

45. Tolles, Bryant F. (introduction by); Ferguson, Nancy H.; Garvin, James L.; Gosselin, Guy; Tolles, Bryant F. et al, THE GRAND RESORT HOTELS AND TOURISM IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS, New Hampshire Historical Soc, Concord, NH, [1995], B&W illustrations, 142pp, very good, wraps (softcover), The nine illustrated essays contained in this special issue of HISTORICAL NEW HAMPSHIRE are the product of a day-and-a-half symposium--"The Grand Resort Hotels and Tourism of the White Mountains"--sponsored by the Mount Washington Observatory, and held on June 24 and 25, 1994, at the Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire., (Order No: 46450 ), $12.50

46. Trease, Geoffrey, THE GRAND TOUR: A HISTORY OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRAVEL, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1967) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 251pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), In this book we meet such famous grand tourists as the trailblazing Sir Philip Sidney and Henry Wotten, John Milton, the diaryist John Evelyn, Joseph Addison, Thomas Coke, Horace Walpole, James Boswell, and the historian Edward Gibbon., (Order No: 28200 ), $6.00

47. Ward, C. J. (compiled under the direction of), WORLD'S FAIR, JAMAICA AT CHICAGO: AN ACCOUNT DESCRIPTIVE OF THE COLONY OF JAMAICA, Wm. J. Pell, Printer, New York, 1893, B&W ill. - LACKS MAP, 96pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover), Contents include: Descriptive Account of the Parishes of Jamaica; Columbus and Jamaica; Later History; Sport in Jamaica; The Blue Mountains of Jamaica; The Climate of Jamaica; Statistical Information About Jamaica., (Order No: 44662 ), $20.00

48. Weimann, Jeanne Madeline, THE FAIR WOMEN: THE STORY OF THE WOMEN'S BUILDING, WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, CHICAGO 1893, Academy Chicago, Chicago, IL, (1981), B&W illustrations, 611pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0915864673 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., (Order No: 53966 ), $17.50

49. Weiss, Harry B. and Weiss, Grace M., EARLY SPORTS AND PASTIMES IN NEW JERSEY, The Past Times Press, Trenton, NJ, 1960, B&W illustrations, 148pp, very good, black spine (hardcover) faint edgewear, Varied types of sports and diversions that occupied people's attention from colonial times until about 1860. Chapters include: Frolics, Bees and Other Rural Recreations; Fairs and Balloon Ascensions; Mechanical Shows and Museums; Waxworks, Acrobats, and Magicians; Wild Beasts, Animal Baiting, and Cockfighting; Equestrian Shows, Menageries, and Circuses; Sea Bathing, Public Gardens, and Steamboat Trips; Celebrations, Dancing, Theatres, Lectures and Concerts; Horse Racing; and Miscellaneous Sports and Divisions., (Order No: 23663 ), $65.00

50. Wilson, Richard Guy, VICTORIAN RESORTS AND HOTELS: ESSAYS FROM A VICTORIAN SOCIETY AUTUMN SYMPOSIUM, Victorian Society in America, Philadelphia, PA, 1982, B&W illustrations, 127pp, good, wraps (softcover) - rubbing on spine, Published as Nineteenth Century: Vol. 8, Nos. 1-2, 1982. Contents include: Nineteenth Century American Resorts and Hotels; Foreign Travellers and American Hotels; Hotel Design in the Work of Isaiah Rogers and Henry Whitestone; Health Restoring Resorts on the New England Coast; On the Verandah: Resorts of the Catskills; Wicker: The Vacation Furniture; Cracker Resorts; The True Carlsbad of America: The Hotel Broadwater and Natatorium of Helena, Montana: The Hotel del Coronado and Tent City; Meet Me in Dreamland: The Early Development of Amusement Parks in America; From Informality to Pomposity: The Resort Casino in the Later 19th Century; and, Rustic Connotations: Furnishing National Park Hostelries., (Order No: 36677 ), $14.50

51. Wolf, Douglas R., THE WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION OF 1893: INDEX OF A CHANGING AMERICA, 1970, 58pp, 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.", (Order No: 54256 ), $30.00

52. Worman, E. Clark, THE SILVER BAY STORY, 1902-1952, Silver Bay Association, Silver Bay, NY, 1952, B&W illustrations, 133pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A fascinating story of the origin and development of Silver Bay through its first half-century, a story full of human interest and the enthusiasm of a great purpose., (Order No: 53455 ), $10.00

53. Zaid, Barry, WISH YOU WERE HERE: A TOUR OF AMERICA'S GREAT HOTELS DURING THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE PICTURE POST CARD, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1990) 1st ed, color illustrations, 96pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517580098 Take a trip through a hand-colored America. This is an album of the exquisite linen-finish hotel picture post cards that flourished during the thirties, forties, and fifties., (Order No: 18232 ), $17.50

Ray Boas, Bookseller