American Scenery; or Land, Lake, and River. Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. (Two Volumes) From Drawings by W. H. Bartlett, Engraved in the First Style of the Art, By R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Willmore, Brandard, Adlard, Richardson, &c.

By: Willis, N. P. [Nathaniel Parker Willis]. Illustrated by W. H. Bartlett [William H. Bartlett]

Price: $1,750.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


All plates, including frontis portrait, two half title, and map (of the Northeastern United States), hand-colored by a meticulous contemporary hand, or a total of 120 plates hand-colored. 4to. 27.5 by 22 cm. iv, 140, iv, 106 pp, with first volume also including the hand-colored frontis portrait of Bartlett, the map, and 66 plates, the second volume, 53 plates. Bartlett (1809-1854) was a renowned English painter or architectural and topographical views and panoramas who did similar books on such countries as Switzerland and Canada, all of which are epitomize the steel engraved view books of the period and are easy to find standard works. In this copy of "American Scenery", there is no question that the hand-coloring greatly enhances the otherwise appealing but unexciting steel engravings, and one can not but think that the plates were intended to be colored so. Some finger soiling to the leaves, including those with the plates, but overall, a clean copy. The binding does have wear, with abrasions to the diced calf, repaired joints, and moderate wear besides. Chipping to the black spine labels.

Title: American Scenery; or Land, Lake, and River. Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. (Two Volumes) From Drawings by W. H. Bartlett, Engraved in the First Style of the Art, By R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Willmore, Brandard, Adlard, Richardson, &c.

Author Name: Willis, N. P. [Nathaniel Parker Willis]. Illustrated by W. H. Bartlett [William H. Bartlett]

Categories: Americana, Color Plate Books,

Edition: First

Publisher: London, George Virtue: 1840

Binding: Full Calf

Book Condition: Very Good

Item lbs: 3.00 Item lbs

Seller ID: 005359