72 pp with 14 illustrations and maps. inscription on front pastedown, a little wear to the heel of the spine, illustration at p 41 is loose [and a little foxed], and the large map at p 44 is misfolded else a very good copy in original embossed cloth over boards with gilt stamped cover. the large colored map is clean and bright. a handsome copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Third Annual Report of the Board of ...
Publisher: Wm C Bryant & Co
Publication Date: 1864
Book Description Wm C Bryant & Co, NY, 1860. 1/2 Leather Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 8 Plates, 4 Fold Out plans and One Large Fold Out Color Map of the Park (illustrator). First Edition (US) First Printing. leather is worn and pealing in places, 72 pages plus many blank ones in the rear to add to the thickness of the book. Bookseller Inventory # 056515
Book Description Wm. C. Bryant, New York, 1860. hardcover. Book Condition: very good(+). First. Illustrated with 14 plates (9 color lithographs and 5 black and white wood engravings) and a large fold out map of Central Park (lithograph with hand coloring), and a large fold out of the Profile of the Central Park. 72pp. 8vo, original brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. New York: Wm. C. Bryant, 1860. Report describing the progress of Central Park with extensive information including a list of board members, notes from the treasury, descriptions of continuing construction, comparisons to other New York City parks and explanations on the park's drainage system. The handsome lithographs depict the Terrace, several bridges, vignettes, and a large folding color profile map of the elevations of the park. The impressive map of the entire park "Map of the Central Park Showing the progress of the Work up to January 1st 1860" as laid out by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, shows all footpaths and carriage roads, topography and elevations, bodies of water, buildings and trees. Pencil notations and embossed stamp of B. Walker and Sons Book Binders on first page, Small tear to map, cover and binding has bumps to corners but otherwise very good, scuff to lower right corner of "Archway under footpath", with duplicate added, otherwise excellent condition. Bookseller Inventory # 222864