Lake Hopatcong the Beautiful. A Plea for Its Dedication as a Public Park and for its Preservation as a Pleasure and Health Resort for the Benefit of all the People.
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Maxim Park, Hopatcong Landing: the author, . Third edition (pp. 65, map). Small folio (25 cm) in stiff gray wraps, black titles to front cover. Illustrated with folding colour map showing the Lake Hopatcong region, the Morris Canal, etc. which Maxim sought to preserve. A few spots and smudges to the front cover, mild moisture tide line apparent on first ten and last five pages, a few small nibbles to one edge of map. Generally a clean, bright copy although, some care is required in handling the perfect binding. A very good copy of a scarce New Jerseyana title. Hudson Maxim was the younger brother of Hiram Maxim, the inventor of the Maxim gun whose design was incorporated in virtually every sort of machine-gun used in the two world wars. Hudson Maxim himself experimented with and eventually produced a smokeless gun powder which, among its other merits, was especially suited to ammunition fired from a machine gun as it left relatively little residue which otherwise would form deposits on the moving parts of the gun and cause it to jam. For some time Maxim operated an ammunition factory at (where else?) Maxim, NJ, but eventually sold the manufacturing process, etc., to the DuPonts. It was said of Hudson Maxim that he had a great love for the lake region, or at least for that part of it he hadn't already blown up.
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