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Weed, Modern Park Cemeteries. 1912.

Weed, Modern Park Cemeteries. 1912.

Modern Park Cemeteries by Howard Evarts Weed, M. S. Landscape Architect. Illustrated. Chicago, 1912.


Duodecimo in original blue cloth with gold colored title on front board and spine (faded on spine). Scuffs to cloth. Damp stain on rear board. Leaves bright with large margins. Binding mostly tight, though a couple signatures are starting. Text block clean. Top edge of spine torn. Illustrated with twenty-one photographs (including frontispiece). A fair to good copy.  


For a good 21st century overview of the history of the development of park cemeteries, and thus also placing this 1912 book in its historical context, see pages 8 – 21 of Dilley’s The Art of Memory, Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan (2014).