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Picturesque America, or, The land we live in : a delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes,… by  Oliver Bell (1828-1890)  William Cullen (1794-1878). Bunce - First Edition - 1874 - from MW Books Ltd. (SKU: 333897)

Picturesque America, or, The land we live in : a delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities and other picturesque features of our country / with illustrations on steel and wood by eminent American artists ; edited by William Cullen Bryant: volume II

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Picturesque America, or, The land we live in : a delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities and other picturesque features of our country / with illustrations on steel and wood by eminent American artists ; edited by William Cullen Bryant: volume II

by Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878). Bunce, Oliver Bell (1828-1890)

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New York : D. Appleton, 1874. First Edition. Hardcover. Worn copy bound in half leather over buckram cloth with a gilt label to the spine. Wear and tear as with age. Remains well preserved overall; bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; vol. II (only): 575 pages. Subjects; Travel. United States Description and travel Views. United States Description and travel (1865-1900). Quebec (Province) Description and travel (1850-1900). United States Description and travel. Québec (Province). Québec (Province) Description and travel. Genre; Illustrated.

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Picturesque America was first published by Appleton's as a serial, received semi-monthly by subscribers. Once their subscription was complete, the serials would be bound into a two-volume set, a variety of binding options available for the original 1872 and 1874 books. Picturesque America took readers on a tour of America through art and writing. It included 65 essays written by various authors, and was illustrated by 900 wood and 50 steel engravings. The engravings were done by variety of high skilled artists off of original drawings, mostly composed by artist Harry Fenn, the most prominent landscape illustrator in the US at the time.

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