Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977-2007. Hardcover. First Edition. The Formative Years, 1822-1852 (Volume I), Second Printing, 1983, xx, 423 pp.; Slavery and the South 1852-1857 (Volume II), First Printing, xxi, 503 pp.; Creating Central Park, 1857-1861 (Volume III), First Printing, xxvii, 470 pp.; Defending the Union, 1861-1863 (Volume IV), First Printing, xxv, 757 pp.; The California Frontier, 1863-1865 (Volume V), First Printing, xxvi, 8vo pp.; The Years of Olmsted, Vaux & Company, 1865-1874 (Volume VI), First Printing, xxvii, 729 pp. Parks, Politics, and Patronage 1874-1882 (Volume VII), First Printing, xxiv, 756 pp. 8vo. Clean, crisp copies with light scuffing to dust jackets, now in mylar covers. A heavy set, will require additional postage. Fine / Very Good.
An important run of the Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), his influence on the new profession of landscape architecture in the United States, the creation of Central Park, and the other hundreds of parks, greenways, and college campuses created by Olmsted and his firm. Rarely found in an unbroken set.