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    [Americana]. William Cullen Bryant, editor. Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Cañons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Two large quartos. Illustrated with numerous engravings. Full leather with blind rules and decorated gilt titles on front covers, four raised bands on spines with gilt titles and blind stamped designs, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles, and marbled endpapers. Bookplates. Volume one with gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper dated 1901; and beautiful holograph ink design on front fly-leaf bearing the inscription: "To My Wife/ S.E. Adams/ Centennial/ New York/ Jan.22d 1876", both leaves with small paper repairs in the outer margins. Small paper repair to front free endpaper of volume two. Boards rubbed, scuffed, and lightly soiled, occasional holograph pencil marks, light page toning, some foxing and minor soiling; otherwise in very good condition. From the library of John Carroll Collins.

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