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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN. [Vol.I.]

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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN. [Vol.I.]: A DELINEATION BY PEN AND PENCIL OF THE MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, LAKES, FORESTS, WATER-FALLS, SHORES, CANONS, VALLEYS, CITIES AND OTHER PICTURESQUE FEATURES OF OUR COUNTRY

by Bryant - Cullen, William (Ed.)

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New York : D. Appleton and Company , 1872. 330x265mm. VIII+568 pages. With 24 Engravings on Steel. Gilt leather cover. Cover and spine both worn at edges and torn corners. Cover peels of at corners. Cover and spine detached. Inner binding loose with few pages detached. Two last white pages and rear cover detached. Pages yellowing, worn and partly torn at edges. Pages age stained. In fair condition. 4 Kg

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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's Inventory #
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Title
PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN. [Vol.I.]
Author
Bryant - Cullen, William (Ed.)
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
D. Appleton and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1872

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