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America's Wonderlands by J. W. Buel - First edition - 1893 - from PickfordsBooks (SKU: 1303)

America's Wonderlands

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America's Wonderlands: A Pictorial and Descriptive History of our Country's Scenic Marvels as Delineated by Pen and Camera.

by J. W. Buel

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Philadelphia: Historical Publishing Co., 1893. First edition. Hardcover. Cloth/Boards with Gilt lettering. Original Binding, Expected Condition for age. Decorative beveled edged blue green cloth boards with gilt lettering has bumped edges. More than 500 Magnificent Photographic views in sepia of the majestic mountains, bewildering canyons, beautiful waterfalls, curious and weird formations, charming valleys, picturesque lakes, famous caverns, spouting geysers, colossal glaciers, and hundreds of other Natural Wonders that render America the most famous and beautiful among the Nations of the world. Interspersed with History, Legend, Adventure and Entrancing Descriptions of the Marvellous Regions and Natural Wonders embraced within this vast domain, from Alaska's frigid clime to Florida's summerlands....
James William Buel Born: 1849 in Golconda, Illinois. Deceased: 1920 in San Diego, California. James was born and raised in Illinois and moved to San Diego in 1908. He was a journalist, author, and editor, whose name appeared on the title pages of fifty-four works, some of which contained from ten to fifteen volumes. He wrote a lot of adventure tales about the wilds of Africa and the American West in the late 19th century, and is siad to have been in jail with the notorious outlaw Cole Younger. Buel was a prolific author (he claimed to have had access to Buffalo Bill's diaries - although he was as generous with the truth as he was with his prose). This is a comprehensive, enthusiastic photographic essay of the beauties of the United States during the early days of photography.
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America's Wonderlands
J. W. Buel
Hardcover. Cloth/Boards with Gilt lettering
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First edition
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