Picturesque America or The Land We Live In

by Bryant, William Cullen

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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The original two volume set of Picturesque America was published by Appletons in 1872 and 1874. Delivered as a subscription serial, then bound once the subscription was complete, a variety of bindings is seen on these popular travel books. 

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cover of 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 - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

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New York : D. Appleton & Co. , [1872-75], 1872. First Edition. Hardback. Contemporary aniline calf over matching buckram boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled. Minor wear to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains an exceptional set - scans &c. On request. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : 2 vol.… Read more
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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… Read more
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New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1874. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto, pp. Viii, 568, vi, 576. Two Quarto volumes bound in publisher's half morocco with marbled endpapers and page edges. Moderate wear to bindings, heaviest at corners. Most steel cut plates are missing their tissue guards, and some facing pages have light offsetting. 49 full page … Read more
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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… Read more
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PICTURESQUE AMERICA OR. THE LAND WE LIVE IN

by William Cullen Bryant (editor)

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1894
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New York: D. Appleton & Company. VERY CLEAN near fine tight half leather 1894 revised edition hardcover. 720 pages. . Near Fine. Half-Leather. Revised Edition. 1894.
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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN. [Vol.I.]

by Bryant - Cullen, William (Ed.)

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1872
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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… Read more
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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN - Part 14 with Steel Engraving of City of Louisville

by Bryant, William Cullen

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New York: D. Appleton. Good. 1872. First Edition. Paperback. 313-336 pages; Wrappers are edgeworn and separating at spine, steel engraving and other illustrations are clean and in Very Good condition. This is Part 14 of the 48 numbers comprising pages 313 through 336 of the complete work Picturesque America. The individual parts were sent to … Read more
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by Bryant, William Cullen

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New York: D. Appleton. Good. 1873. First Edition. Paperback. 369-392 pages; Wrappers are edgeworn and separated at spine, steel engraving and other illustrations are clean and in Very Good condition. This is Part 40 of the 48 numbers comprising pages 369 through 392 of the complete work Picturesque America. The individual parts were sent to … Read more
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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN - Part 4 with Steel Engraving of Delaware Water Gap by Hinshelwood after Granville Perkins

by Bryant, William Cullen

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New York: D. Appleton. Good. 1872. First Edition. Paperback. 73-96 pages; Wrappers are edgeworn and separating at spine, steel engraving and other illustrations are clean and in Very Good condition. This is Part 4 of the 48 numbers comprising pages 73 through 96 of the complete work Picturesque America. The individual parts were sent to … Read more
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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 … Read more
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by Bryant, William Cullen

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New York: D. Appleton. Good. 1873. First Edition. Paperback. 417-440 pages; Wrappers are edgeworn and separated at spine, steel engraving and other illustrations are clean and in Very Good condition. This is Part 42 of the 48 numbers comprising pages 417 through 440 of the complete work Picturesque America. The individual parts were sent to … Read more
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