Paris: c 1870. A. Alphand. Les Promenades de Paris: Les promenades de Paris, histoire--description des embellissements--dépenses de création et d'entretien des Bois de Boulogne et de Vincennes, Champs-Élysées--parcs--squares--boulevards--places plantées, étude sur l'art des jardins et arboretum. Text volume only. 246 + cviii +  pp. Text in French. Elephant folio. Bound in full green pebble-grained cloth with extensive gilt ornamentation and lettering to boards and spine. Bookplate of Edward Alexander Parsons of New Orleans on front pastedown. Please note that this volume is large and heavy, and will incur additional shipping costs. Jean Charles Adolphe Alphand (1817-1891) was a French civil engineer and landscape architect who contributed to the renovation of Paris under Napoléon III by straightening roads and designing public gardens. He also oversaw aspects of the planning for the International Exhibitions in Paris in 1867, 1878, and 1889. Condition: Good. Rebacked with minimal loss to spine; cloth preserved over new boards with repairs to corners and joints. Some scratches and wear to covers. Original endpapers preserved, though with a few open tears. Closed tear (3 cm or 1 ⅛ in) at bottom left corner of first free endpaper. Light foxing and age-toning to interior. Dimensions 19 x 25 x 2.75 inches.
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