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Picturesque America or the Land We Live in : a Delineation By Pen and Pencil

by Bryant, William Cullen, Illustrated by Eminent American Artists

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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" Long. 2 Volume Set. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, canyons, Valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists. Good/No dust jackets, moderate wear to thick full leather boards w/beveled edging, intricately tooled designing and gilted inlaid design & lettering, raised banded spinestrip w/tooled design, gilt lettering in title boxes, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, owner's name neatly penned on endpapers, moderate foxing to endpapers, tissue guarded frontis, decorated half-title & title, 50 full page tissue guarded engraved prints, on supreme higher quality paper grade of sturdy stock, also, hundreds of textual prints engraved on wood & steel throughout books, all text & prints are clean & legible, No cracked hinges, page 51 of Vol. 1, is unattached but still intact. Vol. 1 568pp., Vol. II 576pp. . Good. Leather. 1872.

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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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Title
Picturesque America or the Land We Live in : a Delineation By Pen and Pencil
Author
Bryant, William Cullen, Illustrated by Eminent American Artists
Format/Binding
Leather
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872
Date Published
1872
Keywords
ART-AMERICAN LANDSCAPES-ENGRAVINGS-PEN SKETCHES, AMERICAN SCENERY, PEN & P ENCIL, ILLUSTRATORS-WARREN, A.C., FENN, HARRY, JOHNSON, DAVID, PERKINS, GRA NVILLE, WOODWARD, J.D., DARLEY, F.O.C., CASILEAR, J.W., BELLOWS, A.F., KENS LETT, J.F., HART, J.M.,
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