Buffalo, NY: American Polytechnic Company, 1887. Color lithograph. Image measures 17" x 12 1/4". Sheet measures 21" x 27 1/4". Plate XXXV. This beautiful chromolithograph depicts the ancient Egyptian obelisk commonly known as "Cleopatra's Needle" at its site in Central Park, where it was moved to in 1880. Published in 1887, the print contrasts the obelisk's stark shape with a soft, atmospheric surrounding rendered in pale orange, green, and lavender. This print is from a limited edition of Binion's "Ancient...
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New York: Wm. C. Bryant, 1860. 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...
Albany: Van Benthuysen, 1853. 37pp. 8vo, original printed wrappers, sewn; wrs. lightly soiled in margins. Albany: Van Benthuysen, 1853. First Edition. Senate Document 82. Report contributing to the establishment of Central Park. Includes testimony by John Torrey, James Hogg, and others as to the best site of the park. As a result of this report, the legislature on July 31, 1853 authorized the city to take the area from 59th to 106th Streets for the park (106th to 110th Street was added in 1859). Very Good (+).
Complete with 5 original mounted photographs; 5 color lithographs, 3 folding; 19 color maps, 7 folding; 20 b/w plates, one folding. 427pp. thick 4to, orig. cloth; (spine repaired, inner hinges strengthened, two large folding maps separated but complete). N.Y., 1871. First edition. Most of the report is on Central Park. Maps include Central, Union Sq., Madison, and Washington Sq. Parks. The two separated maps are of the Harlem River and the streets of Manhattan and the Bronx.
New York: Aperture, 1995. Preface by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers. Commentary by Marie Winn. Over 100 duotone photo illustrations. 123pp. Slim oblong 4to, two-toned cloth, d.w. New York: Aperture, (1995). First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Inscribed by the photographer on the half title and with a letter from him, laid in, presenting the book. Owner's name stamped on the fly-leaf.
New York: Aperture, 1995. Preface by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers. Commentary by Marie Winn. Over 100 duotone photo illustrations. 123pp. Slim oblong 4to, two-toned cloth, d.w. New York: Aperture, (1995). First edition. A fine copy. Presentation by the photographer on the half title.
New York: J. Rau, 1862. Color lithograph with modern hand coloring. Image measures 9 1/2" x 13 3/4". Sheet measures 12" x 18 3/4". This rare view of Central Park shows a rustic bridge and nearby cottage with a pond in the foreground. Absent of people, the view allows the park's idyllic natural landscape to come to the fore. Lush grass and variety of trees fill the scene, which, while similar to the park's present appearance, has a particular manicured...
New York: J. Rau, 1862. Color lithograph with modern hand coloring. Image measures 9 1/2" x 13 3/4". Sheet measures 12" x 18 3/4". This rare view of Central Park shows the Ramble Arch Bridge and the entrance to a nearby cave, surrounded by lush grass and variety of trees. The scene demonstrates why, even today, the bridge is considered one of the park's most picturesque. Visitors dressed in their Sunday best are dwarfed by the rollicking landscape, which, while...
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1968. Illus. 490pp. 8vo, cloth, d.w. lightly soiled and slightly chipped. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, (1968).
New York: New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, 1981. (With): Simpson, Jeffrey. Art of the Olmsted Landscape: His Works in New York City. Many Illus. 2 Vols. Oblong 4to, pr. wrs., publisher's slipcase that is lightly worn. New York: New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, (1981). A fine set in a lightly worn slipcase. Exhibition catalogue.
New York: Abrams, 2003. 316 illus., 200 in color. Square 4to, green boards, d.w. (New York): Abrams, (2003). Fine.
New York: Harper & Row, 1978. Color photographs of Central Park and environs from Orkin's 15th floor window, with short quotations from the famous authors assembled by Arno Karlen. 119 pages, 4to, paperback (chip on spine). New York: Harper & Row, (1978). First edition. Very good(-). Inscribed and signed in full on the flyleaf: "To Paul Gottlieb Happy 1981 & beyond Ruth Orkin 1-30-81" in pink pen.
New York: Harper, 1978. Color photographs by Ruth Orkin. Text assembled by Arno Karlen. 119pp., slim square 4to, black cloth, d.w. New York: Harper & Row, (1978). First Edition. A very good (+) copy. Photographs of Central Park.
New York: Putnam, 1926. Illustrated in black & white. Small 8vo, gilt-lettered green cloth. New York: Putnam's, 1926. First edition. Near Fine. Scarce. Previous owner's name neatly written inside front cover.
New York: Greensward Foundation, 1990. Color maps. Many b/w Illus. 95pp. oblong 4to, pr. wrs. New York: Greensward Foundation., 1990. Very good.
New York: W.C. Rogers & Co., 1868. Lithograph. Image measures 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". View of the lake in Central Park. Depicts the Bethesda Fountain as seen from the Bethesda Terrace. There is a rainbow over the fountain and a boat in the lake. The image appeared in the 1868 edition of Shannon's Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, an annual compendium of records about city history, city council information, and public works through text, maps, lithographs, and engravings.
New York: Major & Knapp. Lithograph. 8" x 11". This lithograph, made for D.T. Valentine's "Manual of the Common Council of the City of New York" from 1850, depicts mainly the Old Reservoir in Central Park as it was in the mid 19th century as well as Lake Manhattan. Valentine's manuals were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York, richly illustrated with maps, lithographs, and engravings. D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of...
New York: Sarony, Major & Knapp, 1860. Lithograph with hand coloring. Sheet measures 8.5" x 34.5". This incredible pocket map of Central Park, New York City, dates to 1860. Issued as part of the "Third Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Park", it covers Central Park in its entirety from 59th Street to 110th Street. The map identifies individual streets, shrubbery, lakes, paths, rocks, and other features. Surrounding streets and avenues are also noted. The width...
New York: Abrams, 2005. 175 color photo Illus. by the author. Square 4to, pictorial boards, d.w., pages slightly wavy throughout. (New York): Abrams, (2005). Very good.