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. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Size Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Publisher New York, NY D. Appleton and Company 1874
Seller ID 000861
Volume I 1872 and Volume II 1874. Two volumes, complete. Two huge leather bound volumes. Morocco boards with banded spines, stamped gilt titles, all edges gilt, leather is heavily scuffed and worn along extremities, wearing through at corners, marbled end papers, large damp stain to top edge of Vol I front free end paper and subsequent three pages affecting margin of Niagra Falls engraving, pages are toned, bindings firm and sound. Profusely illustrated with steel engravings and wood cuts, with both plates and in-text illustrations. Huge, heavy volumes, each weighing more than 10 pounds. Each book measures about 10 x 13 inches. A two-volume set of books describing and illustrating the scenery of America, published 1872 and 1874. It was edited by the romantic poet and journalist William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), who also edited the New York Evening Post. The work's essays, together with its nine hundred wood engravings and fifty steel engravings, are considered to have had a profound influence on the growth of tourism and the historic preservation movement in the United States.
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