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    William Cullen Bryant, editor. Picturesque America. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Two volumes in six, complete. Folio. Numerous steel- and wood-engraved plates. Publisher's brick red cloth decoratively stamped in gold and black. All volumes (except Volume IV) with cracked hinges; Volume V loose. Volumes rubbed and with general shelf wear, a few with minor fraying to cloth. Volume I with a few minor dampstains to textblock, Volume V with ink splotches to rear board and splitting to front joint. Plates generally fine. Overall, a very good set, sumptuously illustrated. Uncommon in a six-volume set, usually seen in two, and occasionally four, volumes. BAL 1732.2. Sabin 62692 (the two-volume edition).

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    William Cullen Bryant, editor. Picturesque America Or, The Land We Live In. A Delineation By Pen And Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Waterfalls, 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 volumes in six, complete. Folio. Numerous steel-engraved plates, including frontispieces and additional title pages in Volumes I and IV; also with wood engravings within text. Engravings by Thomas Moran, Harry Fenn, James D. Smillie, J.D. Woodward, Granville Perkins, and others. Publisher's brick red cloth decoratively stamped in gold and black. All volumes (except Volume IV) with cracked hinges; Volume V loose. Volumes rubbed and with general shelf wear, a few with minor fraying to cloth. Volume I with a few minor dampstains to textblock, Volume V with ink splotches to rear board and splitting to front joint. Occasional offsetting of engravings to text pages, but plates are generally fine, with little if any foxing. Overall, a very good set, sumptuously illustrated. Uncommon in a six-volume set, usually seen in two, and occasionally four, volumes. BAL 1732.2. Sabin 62692 (the two-volume edition).



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