19th Century Picturesque America, Vol. I & II, William Cullen Bryant

William Cullen Bryant (United States, 19th Century)

19th Century Picturesque America, Vol. I & II, William Cullen Bryant
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19th Century Picturesque America, Vol. I & II, William Cullen Bryant

List Price $850

Picturesque America; The Land We Live In. Vol. I,II, Edited by William Cullen Bryant. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Artists engravings include Granville Perkins, Thomas Moran, William Hart, and Harry Fenn just to name a few. Volumes are 13" x 10 1/2" x 2 1/2". Shown is one engraving example. In very good condition. Picturesque America was a two-volume set of books describing and illustrating the scenery of America, published by D. Appleton and Company of New York in 1872 and 1874 and edited by the romantic poet and journalist William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), who also edited the New York Evening Post. The layout and concept was similar to that of Picturesque Europe. The work's essays, together with its nine hundred wood engravings and fifty steel engravings, are considered to have had a profound influence on the growth of tourism and the historic preservation movement in the United States.

WIDTH: 26 in | HEIGHT: 5 in | DEPTH: 21 in

Origin United States
Category Books
Period 19th Century
Style Unspecified
ConditionVery good

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CONDITION: Some wear due to age & use

THB REF: 1382608478 DEALER REF: 1196367