Green cloth on thin boards. 7 by 4.5 inches. 128 pages. Frontispiece map of Chautauqua Lake and environs. Six b/w plates and decorative tailpieces. A few spots of foxing, generally the pages are clean and tight. Small spot on front cover. Light edgewear, Spine cloth edgeworn, with a half-inch split at lower front edge of spine. A good description of the area as it was at that time. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: CHAUTAUQUA SKETCHES: FAIR POINT AND THE ...
Publisher: H. H. Otis
Publication Date: 1878
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description H. H. Otis, Buffalo, N.Y., 1878. Full Cloth. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Full green cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover, extremities slightly worn. Front cover bumped in a few places. Binding very good. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. Former is quoted as saying that Chautauqua is "the most American thing in America." The first Chautauqua, that was organized in 1874 by ministers and businessmen at a campsite on the shores of in New York State. Two years earlier, Vincent, editor of the Sunday School Journal, had begun to train Sunday school teachers in an outdoor summer school format. The gatherings grew in popularity. The organization founded by Vincent and Miller later became known as the Chautauqua Institution. The educational summer camp format proved to be a popular choice for families and was widely copied. Within a decade Chautauqua assemblies (or simply Chautauquas), named for the original location in New York State, sprang up in various locations across North America. The Chautauqua movement may be regarded as a successor to the Lyceum movement earlier in the 19th Century. As the Chautauqua assemblies began to compete for the best performers and lecturers, lyceum bureaus assisted with bookings. The original site in Chautauqua, New York, near Jamestown, has hosted such diverse speakers and performers as Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys and former vice president Al Gore. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 001896