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Picturesque America

First Edition



First edition of Picturesque America by William Cullen Bryant.

Folio, [two volumes], viii, 568pp; vi, 576pp. Publisher’s deluxe brown morocco, raised bands with titles in gilt and decorative design stamped in black on spines, black stamped covers, title and artist’s palette in gilt on front covers. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Light shelf wear to tips, with no significant points of abrasion. Even toning to leaves throughout, light foxing to endpapers, not carrying through to text block or illustrations. Fully illustrated with 49 full page engravings with tissue covers. (Sabin 62692) An outstanding example of this historical work.

Originally from a series of articles in Appleton’s Journal, Picturesque America was published in two volumes by popular demand. Engravings from the following locations are included:

Volume I:
· On the Coast of Maine
· St. John’s and Ocklawaha Rivers, Florida
· Up and Down the Columbia
· Lookout Mountain and the Tennessee
· Richmond, Scenic and Historic
· Natural Bridge, Virginia
· Delaware Water-Gap
· Mauch Chunk
· On the Savannah
· The French Broad
· The White Mountains
· Neversink Highlands
· St. Augustine, Florida
· Charleston and Its Suburbs
· Weyer’s Cave, Virginia
· Scenes on the Brandywine
· Cumberland Gap
· Watkins Glen
· Scenes on Eastern Long Island
· The Lower Mississippi
· Mackinac
· Our Great National Park
· Harper’s Ferry
· Scenes in Virginia
· Newport
· West Virginia
· Lake Superior
· Northern California
· Niagara
· Trenton Falls
· The Yosemite Falls
· Providence and Vicinity
· South Shore of Lake Erie
· On the Coast of California.

Volume II:
· Highlands and Palisades of the Hudson
· Philadelphia and its Suburbs
· Northern New Jersey
· Valley of the Connecticut
· Baltimore and Environs
· The Catskills
· The Juniata
· On the Ohio
· The Plains and the Sierras
· The Susquehanna
· Boston
· Lake George and Lake Champlain
· Mount Mansfield
· Valley of the Housatonic
· The Upper Mississippi
· Valley of the Genesee
· St. Lawrence and the Saguenay
· Eastern Shore
· The Adirondack Region
· The Connecticut Shore of the Sound
· Lake Memphremagog
· The Mohawk, Albany and Troy
· The Upper Delaware
· Water-Falls at Cayuga Lake
· The Rocky Mountains
· The Canons of the Colorado
· Chicago and Milwaukee
· A Glance at the Northwest
· The Mammoth Cave
· New York and Brooklyn
· Washington

Additional information

Location Published

New York


D. Appleton and Company


First Edition

Date Published

1872 – 1874


Leather bound


Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Bryant | William Cullen