A Description of the New York Central Park


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New York: F. J. Huntington & Co., 1869, 1869. First edition. 8vo; 206 pp.; illustrated from map and wood engravings; all edges gilt; calligraphic inscription to front fly leaf; minor wear to spine ends; else a very good copy or better with bright, fine contents; tissues to frontis. and between map halves; in elaborately gilt-stamped and decorated royal blue pebbled cloth with beveled edges. One hundred illustrations from wood engravings. Cook, a New York City journalist, provides a history of the park's design and construction, a guide to its many attractions, and a contemporary analysis of its value to the city. (Item ID: 010517)

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