Lot 15 of 382:
Picturesque America 1872  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$300
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, editor
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 pebbled cloth, spine lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers, 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:
Some rubbing to extremities; scattered light foxing and occasional bit of finger soiling to interiors; very good.
 
Item number:
305907
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