Picturesque America, or the Land We Live in (Two Volumes)
by Bryant, William Cullen, editor
New York: D. Appleton & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1872. First Edition. Two large attractive volumes bound in ornately stamped leather with black and gilt imprint. Leather has a few scuffs up to an inch long at corners, some rubbing on corners and raised surfaces, and light sunning on spines. Gilt is bright. Bindings tight. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Adhesive removal marks on two blank front endpapers. Interiors have very light soil on a few pages. [xv], 567; vi, 575. Contains 59 full plate illustrations with thin paper guards and many more engravings in the text. "A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, canons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our continent. With illustrations on steel and wood, by eminent American artists." Complete with poetic descriptions of the finest natural scenery across the continent, from Yellowstone to the Delaware Water Gap. ; Wood engraving; 13" x 2 1/2" x 10 1/2" . (Inventory #: 010434)
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