New York: Liberty Printing Co, 1885. 1st. Original wrappers. First Edition. Oblong 8vo. (32) pp. Designed and illustrated by E. McD. Johnstone. Charming pictorial illustrations with each letter of the alphabet. Grey paper wrappers, lettered in brown & red on front cover and an illustration of the hotel on rear cover. Small single previous owner name on front cover else a near fine copy of an uncommon and early brochure for Hotel Del Monte - as of 2/16, only three copies located in OCLC. An alphabetical guide to the hotel, located in Monterey, California, "America's Famous Summer and Winter Resort." Major Truman, "Poet Laureate" to the Queen (of American Watering Places), created the brochure 'For the education of the young folks and the edification of the older ones.' Each page ties a letter of the alphabet to an activity or offering at the hotel, in verse all printed in red. Included are three pages of architectural interior drawins of the hotel, and a page of average monthly temperatures and testimonials. (Rocq 5807).
(Inventory #: 17271)
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