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Administrative County of London Development Plan 1951: Analysis.
London: London County Council, 1951. Frontis, xvii, 325p, illustrated [maps], indexed 31cm. Green cloth over boards, titling in white on the front cover and spine; endpaper maps. Top corners bumped, corners rubbed, two skinned; front hinge starting. Still in very good condition.
Item #2001
Price: $125.00
Asheville City Plan 2010
Asheville, NC: Asheville City Planning Department, [1986]. 146pp, illustrations, maps, pocket with map. 28 cm. Spiral bound card covers. Corners bumped; egde wear; still in very good condition.
Item #8774
Price: $65.00
Better Binghamton a Report to the Mercantile-Press Club of Binghamton, N. Y., September, 1911.
Binghamton, NY: Mercantile Press Club, 1911. 108p, maps [one loose folding map], illustrations. 26cm. Brown cloth back and textured cloth covers; titling in gilt on the spine. Edges rubbed, two pages pulled; front hinge is starting. In very good condition. Charles Mulford Robinson (1869-1917) divided his report into three sections, the present situation, provisions for the future, and the creation of a system of parks, playgrounds and "pleasure drives," concluding that the success of Binghamton is the success of its industries and a healthy, efficient citizenship.
Item #17368
Price: $300.00
Comprehensive City Plan Roanoke, Virginia 1928.
Roanoke: City Planning and Zoning Commissions, 1929. Frontis, 76p, illustrations, maps, fold out maps, map in pocket on bottom cover. 29cm. Tan card with yapp edges and titling in black on the front cover. Short tear to one edge, corners bumped. An attractive very good copy. Early in his career, Nolen prepared Roanoke's first city plan, Remodeling Roanoke, in 1907 at the request of the Women's Civic Betterment Club. Nolen's 1928 plan is more expansive, encompassing zoning and Roanoke's regional role, but it is also "elastic, so as the coming years bring about different conditions, the specific method and means of securing improvements may be adapted to meet the change of environment." The 1928 Roanoke Comprehensive Plan was recognized by the National Planning Association as an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) National Planning Landmark.
Item #17407
Price: $250.00
A General Plan for the Improvement of Colorado Springs. Charles Mulford Robinson.
A General Plan for the Improvement of Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs: Department of Public Works and Property, May, 1912. 71p, illustrations, fold out map. 24x13cm. Tied brown cloth back and gray paper boards with brown titling. Minor wear to two corners. An exceptional, bright copy in near fine condition. In his plan for Colorado Springs, Robinson states: "I have endeavored to be practical, concerning myself with the problem of what improvements are desirable and possible in the established city of Colorado Springs. The result cannot be an ideal city plan...but I have endeavored to make it ...a sane and rational ideal of what can be and should be done in and for Colorado Springs." He further emphasizes citizen involvement in the plan.
Item #17385
Price: $400.00
A Major Street Plan For Rochester New York
Saint Louis, MO: Bartholomew & Associates, 1929. 104p, illustrations, maps; fold out maps. 28 cm. Tan wrappers. An ex library copy with stamp on the front cover, bookplate on the front cover paste down; corners bumped; spine torn, worn at ends; prior owner's neat signature on the front cover; title written on spine; still, a very good copy. "At present much interest and support are being manifested in the preparation and official adoption of comprehensive city plans designed to meet these and many other problems involved in rapid municipal growth. City planing is developing into a more or less definite science of computing the probable character and extent of expansion, of determining the readjustments necessary within the present municipal structure, and of planning new areas in accordance with the desirable economic and social standards." [Harland Bartholomew].
Item #5627
Price: $250.00
A Major Traffic Street Plan for Los Angeles. Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles Henry Cheney, Harland Bartholomew.
A Major Traffic Street Plan for Los Angeles.
Los Angeles: Traffic Commission of the City and County of Los Angeles, May, 1924. Frontis fold out map, 69p, maps, plans, illustrations, index. 31cm. Brown cloth with titling in gilt on the front cover. Corners slightly bumped, wear to spine ends; cloth beginning to split along front joint from head of spine. In very good condition. In 1922 the Commission appointed the Consulting board of Olmsted, Bartholomew and Cheney to produce a practical, comprehensive plan of street development. Its provisions included a traffic loop around the congested core that would sort traffic and divert unnecessary traffic from the city center. Presentation copy to Boyle Workman with his name in gilt on the front cover. Workman (1868-1942) was a Los Angeles politician and businessman who served a President of the Los Angeles City Council, and on occasion as acting Mayor. Typed letter signed from Paul G. Hoffman, President of the Traffic Commission of the City and County of Los Angles, laid in. Uncommon.
Item #17428
Price: $400.00
Mapping Cities: Catalogue. Boston University Art Gallery January 14-February 25, 2000.
Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2000. 92p. 28cm. Soft cover. A fine copy.
Item #2129
Price: $15.00
Plan of Chicago: Prepared under the Direction of the Commercial Club, during the years MCMVI, MCMVII, MCMVIII. Edited by Charles Moore. With a new introduction by Wilbert R. Hasbrouck. Da Capo Series in Architecture and Decorative Art, Volume 29
New York: Da Capo Press, 1970. viii, 31cm. First printing. Brown cloth with black titling; dust jacket. [facsimile] [frontis, xviii, [1], 164p, illustrated [maps, plates, fold out plates], indexed]. With 142 illustrations, 81 are historical documents; 61 drawings prepared specifically for the Chicago Plan; 33 are maps, plans or diagrams for changes to streets, railroads and parks. There is a second set of drawings by Fernan Janin. There are 11 perspectives, in color, by Jules Guerin, and these are the glory of the Plan. "The Chicago Plan, as seen in these renderings, is logical , symmetrical, and beautiful. This last quality, which was in many ways the most important for Burnham, is fully conveyed in the gorgeous panoramic renderings." Guerin later worked with Bennett on the Minneapolis Plan (1917). Charles W. Eliot reviewed the Chicago Plan for Century Magazine in 1910 and stated: "This Plan suggests on nearly every page the urgent need of combining differing individual interests for a common end, or procuring the cooperation of competing corporations, and of bringing to bear the public opinion of the multitude to effect the execution of the Plan. It suggests, in short, a large social or collective work, planned in the interest not only of the present generation, but of many generations to come." To help bring the Plan to the citizens of Chicago, the Wacker Manual was published soon afterward and was used for the next decade as an eight grade public school text. The Plan also led to the Creation of the Chicago Plan Commission which evolved into the Department of Planning and Development. Two corners bumped; jacket worn at the corners, short closed tear at the bottom edge of the front panel. A near fine copy in a very good jacket.
Item #19943
Price: $125.00
Plan of St. Paul. The Capital City of Minnesota
St. Paul: Commission of Public Works, 1922. Frontis, 64p, illustrations, fold out plans, zoning fold out. 31cm. Tan card with titling in brown on the front cover. Signed by George H. Herrold. Few spine tears, wear at the spine ends, short tear along top edge; older former library copy with label on front cover and spine, stamps on front free endpaper; marks on top cover. In very good condition. Saint Paul's first city plan following Nolen's failed plan of 1911, and modifying Cass Gilbert's earlier efforts. The 1922 plan primarily addresses traffic congestion. It also includes a description of the city's new zoning ordinance.
Item #17405
Price: $600.00
Replanning Reading: An Industrial City of a Hundred Thousand.
Boston: Geo. H. Ellis Co. 1910. Frontis, 107p, illustrations, fold out plan, fold out map. 23cm. Green wrappers with titling in gilt on the front cover and spine. Minor wear to edges, minor spine crease. In very good condition. Reading presented Nolen with several problems including the geography of the city, the street grid, and overcrowding. He offered his report as a tentative study with more work to be done, and recognized that his recommendations could not be carried out all at once. Funding for the plan was defeated at the polls in 1910.
Item #17386
Price: $300.00
Replanning Reading: An Industrial City of a Hundred Thousand.
Boston: Geo. H. Ellis Co. 1910. Frontis, 107p, illustrations, fold out plan, fold out map. 23cm. Green cloth back and green paper boards with green titling on the front cover in gilt on the spine. Covers slightly soiled, rubbed, minor wear to corners. In very good condition. Reading presented Nolen with several problems including the geography of the city, the street grid, and overcrowding. He offered his report as a tentative study with more work to be done, and recognized that his recommendations could not be carried out all at once. Funding for the plan was defeated at the polls in 1910.
Item #17396
Price: $350.00
Report of the New Haven Civic Improvement Commission to the New Haven Civic Improvement Committee.
New Haven: New Haven Civic Improvement Committee, December, 1910. Frontis, 138p, illustrations, plans, maps, fold-out map. 32cm. Gray wrappers, titling in black on the front cover. Plan of New Haven, in color, attached to the bottom free endpaper. Bookplate on the verso of the front cover; covers chipped, tears, most of spine paper missing; front cover almost detached. A good copy of an uncommon plan. For this plan, Olmsted and Gilbert employed Roland Byrnes to create a statistical picture of New Haven to determine what was "lacking to the city." Olmsted was interested in the "human facts," and wanted a broad range of data. Byrne's compilation of data is contained in the appendix of the plan, and Olmsted and Gilbert derived only the "broadest conclusions from it," which form the first section of the plan. They go on to highlight the improvements most needed followed by specific recommendations for the future growth of the city. [Mel Scott, in American City Planning].
Item #17416
Price: $250.00
Report on a City Plan for the Municipalities of Oakland & Berkeley.
Prepared and published under the auspices of the Municipal Governments of Oakland and Berkeley, the Supervisors of Almeda County, the Chamber of Commerce and Commercial Club of Oakland, the Civic Art Commission of the City of Berkeley, the City Club, 1915. 156, ix, maps, plans, illustrations. 31cm. Brown cloth back and brown paper boards, gilt bordered paper title label on front cover, paper title label on spine. Front cover slightly soiled, front free endpaper starting to detach; slight foxing of first few pages. In very good condition. Hegemann (1881-1936) was invited to the United States in 1913 by the People's Institute of New York, to work with American cities in the promotion of planning projects, to make town planning surveys and to lecture. His observations during his lecture tour influenced his plan for Oakland and Berkeley. According to Frederic Howe's introduction, Hegemann's "report on a city plan for Oakland and Berkeley treats in an authoritative manner all the essential features of the subject [of city planning]."
Item #17429
Price: $450.00
San Diego: A Comprehensive Plan for its Improvement. CITY PLANS, John Nolen.
San Diego: A Comprehensive Plan for its Improvement
Boston: Geo. H. Ellis Printers, 1908. 109p, illustrations, plans, maps. 23cm. Brown cloth back and brown paper boards, titling on the front cover and spine. With the signature of Lincoln Steffens on the front free endpaper and Nolen's "Landscape Architect" business card taped to the front free endpaper. Edges rubbed, skinned, spine ends worn; front free end paper almost loose. In good condition. One of Nolen's early plans. In it he made recommendatiosn for a public square and civic center, a great bay front improvement, small open spaces, streets and boulevards, and a system of parks.
Item #17384
Price: $300.00