Lot 73 of 613:
Picturesque America  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$192
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Picturesque America, or, the Land We Live in. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country.

Author:
Bryant, William Cullen

Place:
New York

Publisher:
D. Appleton and Company

Date:
[1872-74]

Description:

2 vols. viii, 568; vi, 576 pp. With 49 steel-engraved plates, incl. frontispieces and added pictorial title-pages, with tissue guards; numerous wood engravings, some full page. (4to) 32x24.5 cm (12½x9½"), original three-quarter dark brown morocco and cloth, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt.

An essential edition to any 19th century Americana library. Noteworthy for the numerous fine steel-engraved plates; the artists represented include Thomas Moran, Harry Fenn, James D. Smillie, J.D. Woodward, Granville Perkins and others.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light wear, hinges cracking but still firmly bound; occasional light foxing, text leaves a bit browned; very good.


 
Item number:
288019
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