1874 1st ed EXQUISITE Picturesque America Illustrated Scenery Landscapes 2v SET

BRYANT, William Cullen [edit.]

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‘Picturesque America’ is one of the best and most thorough works on the history of America. According to Rainey, 

“‘Picturesque America’ was a conspicuous presence in the popular culture of the United States in the post-Civil War years. First published as a magazine series in Appletons‘ Journal, then as a subscription book, in parts, from 1872 to 1874 it reached a huge audience. Its voluminous text and over 900 pictures represented the first comprehensive celebration of the entire continental nation. By testifying to the variety, uniqueness and potential wealth of the American landscape and the advanced civilization of its cities, ‘Picturesque America’ laid the foundation for a resurgence of nationalism rooted in the homeland itself, rather than in institutions of democracy as would have been the case earlier in the century.” 

 

Edited by William Cullen Bryant, ‘Picturesque America’ was proudly displayed by Appleton and Co., at their booth at the Centennial Exhibition in 1876, displaying its beautiful binding and exquisite illustrations.

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1874 1st ed EXQUISITE Picturesque America Illustrated Scenery Landscapes 2v SET

 

‘Picturesque America’ is one of the best and most thorough works on the history of America. According to Rainey,

“‘Picturesque America’ was a conspicuous presence in the popular culture of the United States in the post-Civil War years. First published as a magazine series in Appletons’ Journal, then as a subscription book, in parts, from 1872 to 1874 it reached a huge audience. Its voluminous text and over 900 pictures represented the first comprehensive celebration of the entire continental nation. By testifying to the variety, uniqueness and potential wealth of the American landscape and the advanced civilization of its cities, ‘Picturesque America’ laid the foundation for a resurgence of nationalism rooted in the homeland itself, rather than in institutions of democracy as would have been the case earlier in the century.”

 

Edited by William Cullen Bryant, ‘Picturesque America’ was proudly displayed by Appleton and Co., at their booth at the Centennial Exhibition in 1876, displaying its beautiful binding and exquisite illustrations.

 

Item number: #11447

Price: $599

 

BRYANT, William Cullen [edit.]

 

Picturesque America: or, The land we live in. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, canons [sic], valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country ; with illustrations on steel and wood

 

New York: D. Appleton, 1872-74.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • 1 – [viii], [1] 568
    • 2 – [vi], 576
    • 49 plates (Sabin) and over 900 figures
  • References: BAL 1732.2; Sabin 62692; Sue Rainey, Creating Picturesque America;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~13in X 10.5in (33cm x 26cm)

 

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11447

Categories

Americana, American History

Arts & Architecture

Authors

BRYANT, William Cullen [edit.]

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete