[New York: printed by Douglas Taylor, 89 Nassau St, for the Aqueduct Commissioners of New York City, 1887.
With "Compliments of Aqueduct Commissioners" slip bound in at front. With 106 plate elevations, maps, and plans (many double page or folding, some color), including 43 photogravures on 24 plates showing the aqueduct under construction, plus 32 progress profile charts printed in color on 16 leaves. 63,  pp. 1 vols. Folio. New Croton Aqueduct. Original pebbled cloth lettered in gilt, upper cover stamped with gilt vignette. Some fading and wear to boards, some toning at margins of leaves but otherwise clean, a few tears along folds of plates. Item #313869
A profusely illustrated report on the construction of the New Croton Aqueduct, which opened in 1890 and replaced the original Croton Aqueduct, to which it ran parallel. It brought water from the Croton Resevoir in Westchester County, into the Bronx and Manhattan. The illustrations include 43 photogravures of the aqueduct under construction.
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