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Auction 132, Lot 748

"Picturesque America; or, the Land we Live in… Volume I", Bryant, William C.

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1872 (dated)


Color: Black & White

11 x 13 inches
27.9 x 33 cm
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This is one of the most beautiful plate books on the United States and Canada ever produced. The 24 excellently rendered, steel engraved views and 284 wood engravings, many full-page include works by Thomas Moran, Harry Fenn, Granville Perkins, James D. Smillie and other important American artists of the 19th century. This important volume contains Yellowstone, Yosemite, Richmond, Savannah, Charleston, Watkins Glen, Mackinac, the California Coast, the Golden Gate, and the terrific frontispiece of Niagara Falls. In full leather with fancy tooling and embossing with gilt, raised bands on spine. Volume I - 568 pp., full gilt on all page edges (T.E.G.).


Condition: A

Covers with some minor wear, contents very good with only an occasional spot.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/2/2010