Picturesque America. William Cullen Bryant, ED. New York: D. Appleton, (1872-74). Two volumes. Thick folio, original publisher’s deluxe full blind-tooled morocco gilt. First book edition, in deluxe publisher’s full morocco binding, of the most famous and influential early pictorial representation of the US. Beautifully illustrated with over 900 wood engravings and fifty steel engravings.
“It is the design…to present full descriptions and elaborate pictorial delineations of the scenery characteristic of all the different parts of our country. The wealth of material for this purpose is almost boundless…“