AMERICAN SCENERY; or, Land, Lake, and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. From Drawings by W. Bartlett, Engraved in the First Style of the Art by R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Willmore, Brandard, Adlard, Richardson, &c. (Two volumes)
Edition: First book edition
London: George Virtue, 26, Ivy Lane, 1840. Quarto, two volumes, contemporary half roan with floral patterned cloth, marbled page edges. pp (vi), 139; , iv, 106. With 120 steel engravings by William H. Bartlett, including a full-page map of the Northeastern United States with route coloured in red, portrait of Bartlett, and two engraved title pages (collated complete). Vol. I: spine and corners scuffed, spine with only the title label, wear to outer corners, joints rubbed, partial crack to front joint repaired; inner hinges repaired with rice paper; light foxing to plates, mostly to blank sides and margins, into the image only in a few places; in all, just good externally, internally VG or better, clean, now tight, and unworn. Vol. II: spine and outer corners scuffed, wear to outer corners, lacking both spine labels, joints rubbed, cracked inner hings repaired with rice paper, armorial bookplate at front, just a little light foxing to the blank side of only a few plates; in all, just good externally, internally VG+, quite clean, unworn, now tight. First published in 30 parts (plates only), this book edition adds the text. A famous American view book with quality steel engravings of cities and scenery, after drawings made by Bartlett while traveling in the Northeastern United States. and Canada in 1837-38: through parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, a little bit of Maine, as far west as Niagara Falls. Plates of Niagara Falls (6), West Point, the Narrows at Staten Island, Washington, the Palisades on the Hudson, Saratoga Springs, Albany, Boston, Hyde Park, Sing-Sing, Boston, New York Bay, Yale College, Baltimore, Genesse Falls, Brooklyn Ferry, Utica, Mount Washington, Central Park and City Hall in New York, finger lakes, New Haven, Mount Vernon, Philadelphia, Catskills, and much more. Sabin 3784; Howes B209, TPL 2424: BAL 22755. 3 kg parcel.