Title: Vegetation and Scenery In the Metropolitan ...
Publisher: Lamson, Wolffe & Co, Boston, NY, & London
Publication Date: 1898
Edition: First edition.
23 pages in text. 15 x 23 cm. 54 photographs, most by N.L. Stebbins, six tinted lithographs (four with overslips a la Repton), and three large fold-out maps -- Blue Hills, Middlesex Fells and Blue Hills Reservations. At Frederick Law Olmsted's urgent invitation, Eliot, son of Charles William Eliot, president of Harvard University joined the Olmstead firm in March, 1893, and helped in the development of the Boston metropolitan parks as well as sustaining his pioneer vision: the acquisition of scenic regions for public use. Owner inscription free endpaper. Hardcover. Orig. green basket weave cloth lettered in gilt. Near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 18011
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