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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN - Part 5 with Steel Engraving  The Rocky Mountains by Hinshelwood… by  William Cullen Bryant - Paperback - First Edition - 1872 - from Antiquarian Book Shop (SKU: 38669)

PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN - Part 5 with Steel Engraving The Rocky Mountains by Hinshelwood after Whitteredge

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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN - Part 5 with Steel Engraving The Rocky Mountains by Hinshelwood after Whitteredge

by Bryant, William Cullen

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New York: D. Appleton. Good. 1872. First Edition. Paperback. 97-120 pages; Wrappers are edgeworn and separating at spine, steel engraving and other illustrations are clean and in Very Good condition. This is Part 5 of the 48 numbers comprising pages 97 through 120 of the complete work Picturesque America. The individual parts were sent to subscribers in loose gatherings housed in blue printed wrappers as they were published; then subscribers would have them bound to their specifications. 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. This fascicule includes (1) a full page (13.5" x 9.75") steel engraving The Rocky Mountains by Hinshelwood after Whitteredge; (2) the chapter Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania with woodcut illustrations; (3) three full page woodcuts -- Delaware Water Gap looking South, Mauch Chunk and Mount Pisgah, and Mauch Chunk from Foot of Mt. Pisgah; and several partial page illustrations from woodcuts. .

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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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Bookseller
Antiquarian Book Shop US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
38669
Title
PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN - Part 5 with Steel Engraving The Rocky Mountains by Hinshelwood after Whitteredge
Author
Bryant, William Cullen
Format/Binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
D. Appleton
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1872
Keywords
Steel Engravings, Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania Railroad, Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, The Rocky Mountains
Bookseller catalogs
Americana and American History; 19th Century; Antiquarian Books;

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At The Antiquarian Book Shop, located in Georgetown - an historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. we have been buying, selling & appraising rare, interesting and scholarly books in Georgetown for more than 30 years. Over those many years we have taken great pleasure from satisfying our customers' eclectic literary requirements in the shop and hope to continue in that tradition now that we have moved our operation on-line.Currently, our catalogued inventory includes about 4,000 books from the sixteenth century through the twentieth century in a variety of subject areas. Our stock comprises antiquarian books, collectible books and scholarly books, as well as a selection of antique prints and ephemera.The books listed here represent only a small portion of our total inventory. We are in the process of cataloguing the extensive holdings in our warehouse (15,000+ books) and hope to flesh out these pages over the months to come. Our new format allows us to expand & update our listings frequently. We have included images of many items listed to better convey their quality and condition.

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wrappers
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First Edition
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spine
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Gatherings
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