Excerpt: ...attempted to get some washing done. Having read a notice that the hotel had no laundry, he was told, on applying at the office, that if he would bring his things down there they would try to send them out for him. Not being accustomed to carrying about soiled clothes, he declined this proposal, and consulted a chambermaid. She told him ...Read MoreExcerpt: ...attempted to get some washing done. Having read a notice that the hotel had no laundry, he was told, on applying at the office, that if he would bring his things down there they would try to send them out for him. Not being accustomed to carrying about soiled clothes, he declined this proposal, and consulted a chambermaid. She told him that ladies came to the house every day for the washing, and that she would speak to one of them. No result following this, after a day King consulted the proprietor, and asked him point blank, as a friend, what course he would pursue if he were under the necessity of having washing done in that region. The proprietor said that Mr. King's wants should be attended to at once. Another day passed without action, when the chambermaid was again applied to. "There's a lady just come in to the hall I guess will do it." "Is she trustworthy?" "Don't know, she washes for the woman in the room next to you." And the lady was at last secured. Somebody said that those who were accustomed to luxury at home liked Rodick's, and that those who were not grumbled. And it was true that fashion for the moment elected to be pleased with unconventionality, finding a great zest in freedom, and making a joke of every inconvenience. Society will make its own rules, and although there are several other large hotels, and good houses as watering-place hotels go, and cottage-life here as elsewhere is drawing away its skirts from hotel life, society understood why a person might elect to stay at Rodick's. Bar Harbor has one of the most dainty and refined little hotels in the world-the Malvern. Any one can stay there who is worth two millions of dollars, or can produce a certificate from the Recorder of New York that he is a direct descendant of Hendrick Hudson or Diedrich Knickerbocker. It is needless to say that it was built by a PhiladelphianRead Less
C. S. Reinhart. VG. Book. 8vo. 24pp extract, printed in double columns, illustrated with 12 drawings including 1 full page plate, salvaged from a damaged issue of Harper's New Monthly Magazine, volume LXXIII, No. 434, July, 1886. An excerpt from the travel book of the same title that would be published later in the year. Includes the area in and around Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island, and Plymouth and Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts. Housed in protective mylar report cover with spine sleeve.
Good. No Dust Jacket. Illustrated by C. S. Reinhart. Previous owner name and date (1896) and dealer price notes to first blank page. Text and illustrations clean throughout. Pages with some edge wear, edge tears and age toning. Decorative cover rubbed and edgeworn with a lot of wear to spine. Spine chipped, cracked and torn with a section missing from top corner. Title still present here. 1886 edition, 1893 reprint. 363 pages.
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