Outline of Plans (With Illustrations) For Furnishing An Abundant Supply of Water to The City of New York, from a Source Independent of the Croton Water-shed ...
New York: John R. Bartlett and Associates 1888. First Edition.  (blank) +  (title page) + (plate 1) + iv (contents), (plate 2) + A-D, -117 pages plus additional plates extra to the pagination (see below). Includes the sometimes missing addendum tipped in at page 67. Large quarto (12 x 9 3/4 inches). Complete (see list of illustrations and note below). Publisher's original brown cloth boards with plain spine. Front board gilt titling: "Plans for an Auxiliary Supply of Pure Water, under pressure to the Cities of New York and Brooklyn" is faded. Corners bumped, head/tail spine with some wear. One plate fold with three inch fold tear. A PRESENTATION COPY, with printed note: "With the compliments of JR Bartlett, No. 2 Wall Street, New York" and "Judge Henry Wilder Allen, New York Hotel, City" handwritten above that, tipped onto the front flyleaf.
All published plates are all present and include:
1) Color tinted plate titled: "View of the Mountains, Lakes , Rivers and Streams in Rockland and Orange Counties, in the State of New York, And Bergen, Passaic and Morris Counties in the State of New Jersey. All Lying in the Passaic Water-Shed; Showing the sources of pure water supply for Paterson, Montclair, the Cities of Passaic, Newark, Jersey City and surrounding Towns east and south of Orange Mountains, and the southern part of the Cities of New York and Brooklyn."
2) Color tinted plate titled: "Map of the Croton and Passaic Watersheds Showing rellative capacity and distance from the City of New York." Engraved by the American Bank Note Co, drawn from plans furnished by & for "J. R. Bartlett"
3) Eight photomechanically reproduced photographic plates of these Great Falls: Little Falls, Ramapo River, Rockaway Rover, Macopin Lake, Split Rock Lake, Lake Mecanesi, Greenwood Lake and Lake Hopatcong.
4) Nine figures on three plates (one folding) inserted at page 18 showing tinted cross-sections of the Hudson River Tunnel in various stages of construction and planning, showing a Completed Tunnel, Working in Heading No 1. No 2., Sectional View, showing the beginning of Construction of the Tunnel, and Sectional Views of Tunnel and Pipe Lines.
5) A final tinted seven panel colored foldout in the rear, "Profile Map of Pipe Line from Great Notch Reservoir to New York".
Note: the "Large Map of Croton and Passaic Water-sheds' called for in the list of illustrations from what we can tell was never published, perhaps being thought redundant given plate #2 above. Good. Boards. 
A scarce and important book related to the water supply of New York City.