Auction 111, Lot 774

"[2 Volumes] Picturesque America; or, the Land we Live in…", Bryant, William C.

Subject: Miscellaneous - United States

Period: 1872 (published)


Color: Black & White

10.3 x 13.1 inches
26.2 x 33.3 cm

One of the most beautiful plate books on the United States ever produced. Forty-seven beautifully rendered and engraved steel plate views and over 500 wood engravings, many full-page. Works by Thomas Moran, Harry Fenn, Granville Perkins, F.O.C. Darley and other important American artists of the 19th century. Two volumes with matching tooled leather bindings. Hardbound, in full leather, fancy tooling and embossing with gilt, raised bands on spine. Volume I - 568 pp., Volume II - 576 pp. Full gilt on all page edges. A beautiful and historical set.


Condition: A

Contents very good to fine with very occasional foxing. Nearly all steel plates are fine and with original tissue guards. Covers rubbed with a few abrasions to corners and spine. Contents and all signatures tight. First few text pages foxed.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/8/2005