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PICTURESQUE AMERICA 1872 VOLS 1 & 2

Sold ! This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-21)
Price : US $215.05



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NO RESERVE. For a first edition (1872 version), volumes 1 and 2 of PICTURESQUE AMERICA edited by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT.  Publisher: D. Appleton and Company. New York 1872.


There is some damage to the upper outer cover of volume number 1 (see pictures), and volume 2 has some loose pages, but all pages are there.


Here is a description that I copied elsewhere on the internet:


'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. 'It is the design of [this] publication to present full descriptions and elaborate pictorial delineations of the scenery characteristic of all the different parts of our country. The wealth of material for this purpose is almost boundless.' [Author’s preface] The superb plates were engraved by Robert Hinshelwood, a Scots engraver who emigrated to America in 1835 where he established a considerable reputation for his work on landscapes. His painstaking and highly detailed work was much appreciated not only by the publishing houses that employed him, such a Appleton’s and Harper’s, but also by the Continental Bank Note Company who for a time employed him producing plates for currency. 2 volumes, 4to. (330 × 250mm) Publisher’s red full morocco by Matthews, Greek key panel to the boards with laurel wreath corner pieces, title gilt to


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