Central Park; a history and a guide
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Published by Clarkson N. Potter, distributed by Crown in New York .
Written in English



  • Central Park (New York, N.Y.)


  • Central Park (New York, N.Y.)

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Edition Notes

Statementby Henry Hope Reed and Sophia Duckworth.
ContributionsDuckworth, Sophia, joint author.
LC ClassificationsF128.65.C3 R4 1972
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 166 p.
Number of Pages166
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5342054M
LC Control Number72196020

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