Picturesque America Volumes 1 and 2 First Edition nice

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 08, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

You are bidding on (First Edition) Volumes 1 and 2 of Picturesque America. These are from my parents estate and belonged to my grandfather. I know nothing about these books other than what I've read on ebay. I would say their condition is very good, as the are no serious rips or tears (t is some tape on one page near the binding) and these books are almost 120 years old. The covers show considerable wear (see pics), but the bindings appear solid. My grandfather signed volume 1 opposite the inside cover in pencil. Bid w/confidence, as your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. Free Shipping (over 20lbs in weight)

Picturesque America; Or, The Land We Live In.
A Delineation By Pen and Pencil
of
The Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country.
With Illustrations on Steel and Wood, By Eminent American Artists.
Edited By William Cullen Bryant.
New York: D. Appleton and Company.
1872 & 1874. First Edition.

Three quarter morocco Leather over brown pebbled boards. Two Volumes, Vol 1 - 1872, Vol 2 - 1874. 13 x 10 1/2 inches. Folio size. viii, 568; vi, 576 pages. Gold gilt illustrated titles and borders on front boards. Gilt titles, volume numbers and borders on the spines. Gilt on the five raised bands. All page edges gilt. Marbled end pages. All edges Gilt.
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