OFFICIELLER FÜHRER DURCH DIE ALLGEMEINE GARTENBAU-AUSSTELLUNG UND DIE STADT HAMBURG.
(Hamburg) Rudolf Mosse, (1897). Although presented as an illustrated guide book to the major garden exhibition held in Hamburg from March 1 to October 4, 1897, this volume's larger purpose was to promote the city in general as a "garden city". The first section, with 24 pages, is entitled "Hamburg als Gartenstadt" and is largely devoted to a history and description of the city's extensive parks, gardens, and horticultural institutions. An additional 35 pages provide a detailed guide to the exhibition, its grounds, and exhibits, while the remainder of the text covers the city in general. There are two maps: one at the front showing the exhibition; the other at the back showing the city. Scarce. Searching in OCLC we locate only 3 copies in Germany, 1 in the Netherlands and 1 in Japan. 12mo (18.3 x 12.4 cm); viii + 132 pp. (+ 110 pp. ads) with numerous black and white text illustrations + folding color park plan and folding city plan.
Contemporary plain cloth backstrip and marbled paper-covered boards; edges worn; frontispiece with fold-out plan of gardens mended at folds, with transparent tape visible on the ad at the reverse of the map.
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