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
Title: Vegetation and Scenery In the Metropolitan ...
Publisher: Lamson, Wolffe & Co
Publication Date: 1898
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Lamson, Wolffe and Company, Boston, New York, and London, 1898. Hardcover. First Edition. Compliments of Olmsted Brothers card tipped-in. 23, pp. Green cloth stamped in gold on the front panel. Fifty-one photographs, six lithographs and three large folding maps of the Stony Brook Reservation, Middlesex Fells and Blue Hills at rear. Light wear to extremities, a few small spots to front panel, front hinge partially cracked but still solid. A very good copy. ; Oblong octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 22466