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Picturesque America, 2 Vol Set, 1870s

Words & Pictures Bookshop

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Picturesque America, 2 Vol Set, 1870s
Picturesque America, 2 Vol Set, 1870s
Picturesque America, 2 Vol Set, 1870s
Picturesque America, 2 Vol Set, 1870s
Picturesque America, 2 Vol Set, 1870s
Picturesque America, 2 Vol Set, 1870s
Picturesque America, 2 Vol Set, 1870s
Picturesque America, 2 Vol Set, 1870s

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Product Information

Era:
Antique
Condition:
Very Good; age appropriate wear; some foxing generally not affecting images
Country of Origin:
USA
Materials:
cloth, leather, paper
Size:
10" W x 13" H
Color/Finish:
b&w

Why We Love This

Picturesque America; Or, The Land We Live In. William Cullen Bryant, Ed., D. Appleton Co., New York, 1872 (Vol I) and 1874 (Vol II), Hardcover, First Edition. Perhaps the first "travelogue" of North America. Two massive volumes of 568 and 576 pages. Very well illustrated with 49 steel engravings (all tissue guards in place) and over 900 woodcut illustrations. Half-leather binding with four bands and gilt titles on spine and all edges gilt. Clean and unmarked.
As described by Words & Pictures Bookshop

About Words & Pictures Bookshop

Words & Pictures offers carefully selected books, photographs and prints, and other vintage collectibles. Located on Whidbey Island, Washington, proprietors John and Joy Williams are life-long readers and collectors and have been booksellers since the late 1990s. All books with dust wrappers are in Mylar protectors. All vintage photographs are matted in acid-free board. Words & Pictures offers only quality vintage material and any and all flaws are carefully noted.