Picturesque-America

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…“

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High Street by Josh Graciano
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Short residential side street with houses 100-200 years old..

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  • Author: BRYANT, William Cullen.
  • Volume: 02
  • Page: 323
  • Year: 1881
  • Place: London
  • Publisher: Cassell & Co.

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Nineteenth Century Street by Josh Graciano
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with the caveat that it’s actually US Route 4. I place the first house in the Federal style early in the century, and the next two in the French hm-mm-th Empire, ~1870/80s.

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  • Author: BRYANT, William Cullen.
  • Volume: 02
  • Page: 287
  • Year: 1881
  • Place: London
  • Publisher: Cassell & Co.

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Image taken from page 295 of '[Picturesque America; or, the Land we live in. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes ... cities and other picturesque features of our country. With illustrations ... by eminent American artists. Edit
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Title: “[Picturesque America; or, the Land we live in. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes … cities and other picturesque features of our country. With illustrations … by eminent American artists. Edited by W. C. Bryant.]”, “Single Works”
Author: BRYANT, William Cullen.
Shelfmark: “British Library HMNTS 10411.k.7.”
Volume: 04
Page: 295
Place of Publishing: London
Date of Publishing: 1881
Publisher: Cassell & Co.
Edition: [Another edition.]
Issuance: monographic
Identifier: 000510820

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Windsor County Courthouse by Josh Graciano
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Part of a complex. Can’t easily find any info online(Google just gives advertising results now), so I’m going to guess Greek Revival, 1850.

Image from ’[Picturesque America; or, the Land we live in. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes … cities and other picturesque features of our country. With illustrations … by eminent American artists. Edited by W. C. Bryant.]’, 000510820

  • Author: BRYANT, William Cullen.
  • Volume: 04
  • Page: 150
  • Year: 1881
  • Place: London
  • Publisher: Cassell & Co.

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