Self published, 1869, Softcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
Central Park Board of Commissioners, Annual Report, 1869. Octavo, pp. 9-152, lacking covers and preliminary leaves, 9 mounted albumen photo prints, 2 folding color maps, other illustrations. Issued before the park was officially open, this reports on the progress of construction. The photos show zoo animals, statuary and landscape features. They measure about 4.25 inches at their tallest to 2 inches at their shortest. One map shows the park, with Croton Reservoir a dominant feature, and the other shows northern Manhattan, over which the park commission had jurisdiction. A lithograph envisions the interior of a "Palaeozoic Museum" under construction. No gift to he park went unnoticed, no matter how trivial; thus we learn that Robert J. Savage donated one raccoon. Condition of this book: Covers perished, leaves bound only in gathers, clean. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; 19th century; Environment & Ecology. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54430.