AMERICA ILLUSTRATED edited by J. David Williams. John David Williams.
AMERICA ILLUSTRATED edited by J. David Williams.

AMERICA ILLUSTRATED edited by J. David Williams. [New York]: The New York Printing & Publishing Company, 1879 [copyright 1878]. 30x24 cm (quarto), pp. [1-7] 8-121 [122-124: blank], many woodcut engravings, some full page, original bevel-edged brown cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, no stamping on spine panel, all edges gilt, light yellow endpapers. Apparently a later printing. There is another version of this book with imprint "New York: The Arundel Print." It is copyright 1874 and the printer's imprint on copyright page reads: "Russell Brothers, Printers, 17-23 Rose Street, N. Y." A popular work, perhaps sold by subscription, with eighty woodcuts (27 full-page and 53 smaller ones) illustrating prose descriptions of American scenery, including the White Mountains, the Hudson River, the Adirondacks, Niagara Falls, Mammoth Cave, Yellowstone, Yosemite and elsewhere. Neither the artists nor the engravers are credited in this version dated 1879 (or in the version copyright 1874). The description of Yosemite Valley, pages 65-71, includes five illustrations, two full page. One of the smaller illustrations, a picture of an oak tree incorrectly captioned "Big Tree," is part of the full page illustration printed on page [69]. Cowan (1933), p. 687 (dating 1880). Bent, p.58. (White Mountains). Not in Hamilton. A very good copy. (#166784).

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