Washington, DC: National Park Service, 1967. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown cloth with gilt lettering and green rules. xiv, 320pp. Maps, numerous illustrations, map endpapers. Near fine. Item #44807
Tight and handsome first edition -- with choice autograph addition: Tipped to inner flyleaf is a Typed Letter Signed from National Park Service director George B. Hartzog Jr., who provides this book's preface. 1p, 8½" X 11", Washington, DC, 7 October 1971. Addressed to Ralph G. Newman (1912-98, founder of Chicago's noted Abraham Lincoln Book Shop). Very good. Original folds; faint stain at lower right. Approves at Ford's Theatre the production of a play Newman wanted to put on there titled "Mother Earth." Huge full signature in black ballpoint. Hartzog (1920-2008) directed the National Park Service from 1964 to 1972 and greatly enlarged its mission and presence.