[New York]: [Photogravure and Color Co.] Compliments of Charles Lanier, 1916.
Second edition (first published in 1911). Photogravure frontispiece and 60 captioned photogravure plates. 21 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. ‘a little paradise of comfort’. Quarter black morocco and green cloth, t.e.g. Some minor traces of rubbing to head and foot of spine, front board barely starting at spine hinge, internally clean and bright. Near fine copy OCLC: 270873073 (Morgan Library). Item #320221
Private sporting club founded in 1886, with a membership limited to one hundred, including Pierpont Morgan, Wm. K. Vanderbilt, Wm. Rockefeller, Erastus Corning, and Marshall Field; with grounds comprising twenty-two square miles. “Since that time, good taste, energy and wealth have turned beautiful Jekyl island into a little paradise of comfort and health giving relaxation.” Charles Lanier, whose name appears on the title page, was the long-time president of the Jekyl Island Club.
In 1910 the club was the site of the secret meeting at which the Federal Reserve was established. The club continued until the end of 1942.
The photogravures depict club house and cottages, golf course and grounds, and other scenes. Three depict cycling and beach sports; three are hunting related; one view of golfing shows golfers with their African American caddies; and two portray John Cain, an African-American driver.
This sumptuous illustrated guide to the club was first issued in 1911; only the Morgan Library holds a copy of this edition; a slightly revised third edition was produced in 1919. All are RARE.
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