Camping By The Highway; Autocampers' Handbook and Directory of Camp Sites

New York: Field and Stream Publishing Co., 1925. First Edition. Octavo (8 cm.). 160 pp.
Black-stamped pictorial, brown-linen wraps. Wear, mostly to bottom edges with some curling and fraying. Mild staining to the verso. Final portion of book with some folding and wear but all pages intact. Some spotting to final endpapers. All in all, an excellent copy of a travel book orignally created to be stored in a car's glove compartment. Very Good. Item #15

The mid-1920s sought glamour and style everywhere. A healthy stock market and affordable cars birthed the creation of Scenic America. Publishers were quick to market travel guides to happy motorists and newly-minted camping enthusiasts. Co-authors, George W. Sutton Jr. and Marvin V. Briggs published "Camping by the Highway" as a camping guide for the inexperienced. Chapters on how and where to set up camp, fishing and hunting tips, campsite sanitation, proper clothing (for both sexes) and car maintenance would have been essential to any beginner. Includes an exhaustive list of state campsites and National Parks (circa 1925). Only one copy located in OCLC. (unsigned).

Price: $200.00