WHITE MOUNTAINS Mount Washington NH History/Travel Guide RARE INSCRIBED 1ST 1855

FANTASTIC, ORIGINAL 1855 EDITION OF "HISTORICAL RELICS OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS". This important mid-19th century work was written by John Spaulding and published by Nathaniel Noyes, Boston. In the early 1850s, author built the historic Tip-Top House guest hostel at the peak of Mount Washington. Along with the Summit House, the Tip-House House was largely responsible for opening the mountain up to tourism. This informative work is an authoritative chronicle on the early history of the White Mountains, as author covers every aspect of the region in vivid detail while also furnishing a "concise mountain guide". (Scroll down for more pictures.)
Front blank of this true First Edition (both title page and copyright page are dated 1855) bears the important association inscription: "Luke Baldwin Jr. / 'Tip Top' House / Mt. Washington / Friday Evening / August 14th 1857". "The building of the first Summit House in 1852, and a year later, the Tip-Top House, opened the mountain up to a new breed of adventurous summer explorers. Both mountaintop hostels were immediate successes, with the first Summit House attracting fifty-three visitors on its opening day on July 28, 1852, including a dozen overnight guests, and the Tip-Top House merging with the Summit House in 1854 under the capable management of the Spaulding family of nearby Lancaster.
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