Bartlett American Scenery c.1840 Willis 2 vol. Virtue leather set w/ 120 fine engraved views


Brian DiMambro Antiquarian



Published on Feb 4, 2020

[American History, Early American Republic, Decorative Leather Bindings & sets, 19th century illustrated travel publications, Bartlett engravings].

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American Scenery; or Land, Lake, and River. Illustration of Transatlantic Nature from Drawings by W.H. Bartlett. By N.P. Willis, Esq. Published c. 1850, London by James S. Virtue. 2 Volumes, each c. 125 pages. Text in English. With 120 finely engraved plates after the artist W.H. Bartlett, including a map.

In old (possibly 19th century) handsome green half leather bindings, raised and gilt bands, compartments gilt decorated, gilt lettering. Cloth covered boards, all edges gilt. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.

Excellent two volume set detailing the history and scenery of the early American Republic.

Interior contents remain bright and clean with some minor spotting or foxing confined to the blank margins. Binding tight and sound. Overall, set retains an excellent shelf appearance, well worthy of display and ownership.

Books measure: 10 7/8″ H X 8 3/4″ W. Set along the shelf measures: 2 3/4″.

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