Washington DC: Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1938. Wraps. Second Edition. Second Edition, revised and greatly enlarged. ix, 200; v, 212; v, 192 pp. 4to. Three volumes: Part I-Administration and Basic Service Facilities, Part II-Recreational and Cultural Facilities, Part III-Overnight and Organized Camp Facilities. Original green paper wraps with scuffing and wear, fraying and small losses at head and foot of spines due to use, small stains to cover of Volume III. Very clean within, previous owner's bookplate on first free endpaper of each volume. Good.
The quintessential tome that set the design standards for what we now view as "Park Service Architecture." Everything from sign standards to amphitheater design, welcome centers, picnic tables, and rustic chandeliers. Includes hundreds of photographic examples as well as measured drawings. An expansion of the 1935 National Park Service publication, "Park Structures and Facilities." Volumes draw on both National Park examples as well as state and regional park facilities.