Sale 19JJ04 | Lot 12

[ANGLING CLUB] Bloominggrove Park Association. Field, Turf and Aquatic Sports.

Catalogue: Angling & Miscellaneous Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

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Lot 12
[ANGLING CLUB] Bloominggrove Park Association. Field, Turf and Aquatic Sports.
New York: privately printed, [circa 1871]. Original pictorial wrappers. 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches; 16 pp. Wrappers stained, scattered foxing.
Rare piece of ephemera related to the Blooming Grove Park Association, a private fishing and hunting club founded in 1871 in Pennsylvania, intended as a getaway for city dwellers. The Association purchased 12,000 acres of land in Pike County and leased another 2,000, building a clubhouse, a gamekeeper's lodge, a kennel of dogs collected, and an enclosed deer-breeding park within two years. This appears to be promotional material intended to sell shares in the association at a cost of $450 per share (with a total of 500 shares offered), conferring full membership in the club and 25 acres of land per share, with the rather hopeful enticement, "almost within sight of New York."


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Estimate: $100 - $200
Sold for $937 (includes buyer's premium)

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Angling & Miscellaneous Books from the Library of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 10am EDT