Picturesque America; or, the land we live in. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country. With illustrations on steel and wood, by eminent artists. Edited by William Cullen Bryant. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 549 & 551 Broadway, [1872; 1874]. two volumes: pp. [i-iii] iv [v] vi [vii] viii [1] 2-568; [i-iii] iv [v] vi [1] 2-576, 49 inserted plates (including engraved title pages), other illustrations in the text, original three quarter brown leather and pebbled cloth, all panels stamped in gold, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. First edition. Includes "The Yosemite. With Illustrations by James D. Smillie" (volume 1, pages [464]-495), an account of artist James D. Smille's trip to Yosemite Valley in the summer of 1871. In addition to the principal attractions on the valley floor, Smillie traveled to Clouds Rest, Little Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point. Some scuffing to leather at spine ends, corner tips and along outer joints, a fine copy. (#168495).

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