Rocky Mountain Country Club Incorporated, Devoted to Sport and Pleasure: Club Colors -- Red and Green.

Centennial, WY: The club (Press of Geo. B. Dodge Co., Boston), 1905. First edition. 4to. (160) pp. Profusely illustrated from photographs and line drawings, portraits, plates, floor plans for the various club buildings; the accomplished line drawings, none of which are signed, are done in the style of Frederic Remington and Charles Dana Gibson, with special attention to the turn-of-the-century hairstyles and dresses of the beautiful women. "Just a restful, quiet spot in the Rockies where commercialism is forgotten, and the gentlemen of the East with the gentlemen of the West, in congenial companionship, find rest, sport, and pleasure." Each article of the club by-laws, each "house rule," and a number of fish and game laws are printed on a separate leaf, with a facing portrait or other illustration, usually with a simple caption; the portraits are generally of club officers, most from Boston, the other illustrations feature the clubhouse, members with bagged game or fish, mostly big game and trout, or members fishing, hunting, playing golf, tennis, or polo or taking part in some other horse-related activity, bowling, mountaineering, etc. Two pages deal with various stable charges and the work closes with 65 full-page captioned illustrations, either photographs or line drawings of daily sporting activities at the club. The exclusive club was located near Centennial, Wyoming, south of Laramie in Albany County. Not in Heller or Donovan & Murdoch. OCLC locates three copies (Princeton, Casper College, Wyoming). Very good copy of a rare western country club member's book or prospectus, easily the most elaborate that we have handled. Original gilt-stamped two-tone cloth (red and green), a.e.g. (#6063). Item #59163

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