Thursday, February 28, 2008

Because it's Beautiful...Boston Parks

Used to be 25 cents, now it's $135 from rulon-miller books.

"Boston Park guide including the municipal and metropolitan systems of greater Boston. Boston: published by the author, 1895. $1358vo, pp.[4] ads, [4], 69, [6] ads; folding frontispiece plan of the park, 2 other folding plans, 17 plates from photographs, a number of other illustrations and plans in the text, some full-p.; original pictorial wrappers printed in brown, black and green, by Chas. H. Woodbury"

Sure to include Boston Common, the oldest park in America: circa 1634 when each householder paid a minimum of six shillings toward its purchase. In the 1870s it became part of Frederick Law Olmstead's 'Emerald Necklace' of park landscapes encircling Boston, but he (sensibly) didn't alter it.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...