San Francisco: James K. Steele, (1909). First Edition. Original wrappers. 8vo. 32 pp (unnumbered). Photo-illustrations. Decorative borders around text. Color illustrated tan wrappers in fine condition, with a hint of wear. A scarce pamphlet on golf at Hotel Del Monte and the hotel's various attractions; no copies at auction in the past 30 years and no copies located in OCLC. Item #19047
The Hotel Del Monte was a large resort hotel in Monterey, California, from its opening in 1880 until 1942. It was one of the finest luxury hotels in North America, popular with the wealthy and influential of the day, and guests included Theodore Roosevelt, Salvador Dali, and Ernest Hemingway, as well as many early Hollywood stars. Golf of course, was the main attraction; other other sports included tennis, motoring, horseback riding, sea fishing, and sailing "everyday in the year."