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Picturesque America, or, The land we live in . . .

Collection Data

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1872 - 1874 (Approximate)
Place: New York
Publisher: D. Appleton and Co.
Library locations
Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Shelf locator: ILD+ (Bryant, W. C. Picturesque America)
Content: Each part in the original illustrated pale blue paper covers, as issued semi-monthly, 1872-1874. Title page for v. 1 in pt. 1; t.p. for v. 2, contents and list of engravings on steel for v. 1-2 in pt. 48. Advertisement for Appleton's illustrated American cyclopedia on p. [4] of covers, pts. 37-48.
Content: Each vol. has added engraved t.p.
Content: Illustrations: 49 prints : steel etching, steel engraving ; full-page. Engraved by Robert Hinshelwood, S.V. Hunt and others, after A.C. Warren, Harry Fenn, Granville Perkins and others. -- Numerous wood engravings of views throughout, full-page or smaller.
Content: Instructions "To the binder" on p. [2] of covers of pts. 41, 45 and 47-48.
Content: Preface by Bryant, who credits Oliver B. Bunce with main work of editorship (v. 1, p. iv); text by Bunce and others. Cf. BAL, which quotes a letter from Bryant: "I edited the work, it is true." Cf. also Fifty years among authors, books and publishers / J.C. Derby. 1884. p. 158.
Citation/reference: Hamilton, S. Amer. book illustrators (1958 ed.), 737
Statement of responsibility: William Cullen Bryant, ed.
Physical Description
Extent: Vol. 1: viii, 568 p., [25] leaves of plates; v. 2: vi, 576 p., [24] leaves of plates.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13990474
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2f955ac0-c609-012f-31ae-58d385a7bc34
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