Auction 112, Lot 803

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

Subject: Books - U.S. History

Period: 1872 (dated)


Color: Black & White

11 x 13 inches
27.9 x 33 cm

This is one of the most beautiful plate books on the United States ever produced. Includes forty-seven beautifully rendered, steel engraved 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 gorgeous set with clean contents in upgraded binding.


Condition: A

Contents fine with clean pages and little evidence of any foxing. Nearly all steel plates are fine and with original tissue guards. Covers slightly rubbed at spine edges with some abrasions, front cover loose on Vol. II.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/28/2005