Albany: State of New York Conversation Department, 1938. Wraps. Early pamphlet on the Adirondacks, during the tenure of Lithgow Osborne, Commissioner. Osborne was deeply involved in conservation work in NY state, for example buying up fishing rights from private landowners in order to preserve a continuous stretch of river front for public fishing. As Commissioner of Conservation he helped to oppose private interests trying to weaken "forever wild" provisions of the Forest Preserve at the NY state constitutional convention of 1938.
With large folding map titled, "Map Showing Highways, Public Campsites and Historic Sites in the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains of the New York State Forest Preserve". Compiled by W. D. Mulholland, and dated 1937. A large fire prevention notice at upper left corner. 8vo, 42pp, b&w printed photographic illustrations. Printed paper wrappers, spine strengthened with extra strip of brown paper, wrappers chipped at edges. Good + condition. Item #25455