New York: The Macmillan Company, 1968. First Edition. Narrow octavo, publisher's cobalt cloth, spine and upper board stamped in black and white, illustrated end papers, original dust jacket.
First hardcover edition (previously published in 1967 as a limited paperback edition issued to AIA members) of this notable guidebook to the architecture and design of New York City. Neighborhoods throughout each of the five boroughs are thoroughly illustrated with maps, black-and-white photos and drawings, and tour directions. "[The Guide] describes the old and the new, but particuarly the offbeat – those trees, lampposts, restaurants, manhole covers or cornices that give New York a visible relationship to its historical heritage" (from Mayor John V. Lindsay's introductory message). Designed by celebrated Eros and Avant Garde designer Herb Lubalin. Unclipped dust jacket with slight peeling to plastic laminate along top edge. Near fine. Item #690