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Book Number 2655 
Author W.H. Bartlett. 
Title American Scenery. 
Date 1840 
Publisher George Virtue 
Place of Publication London 
Edition  
Volume Information 2 volumes in 5 parts 
Cover Contemporary full embossed and gilt cloth, upper board with gilt image of a native American hunter surrounded by a floral and foliage embossed boarder. Flat spine with title in gilt, all edges gilt. 
Illustration Contains, 1 map, 119 plates including 2 engraved titles. The plates depict various views in the United States. 
Size 4to 
Condition Covers slightly worn, otherwise generally a very good set. Plate are clean and crisp. 
Provenance  
Pagination Part 1. P. plates, 1-48, advertisements (4); Part 2. P. plates, 49-96; Part 3. P. plates, 97-140, 1-4; Part 4. P. plates 5-52; Part 5. P. plates, 5-106, iii-iv, title, blank, iii-iv, title, blank, iii-iv. 
Reference Howes B-209; Sabin 3784; Abby Travel 651 
Translation Info  
Notes Uncommon in 5 parts. William Henry Bartlett was a British artist, best known for his numerous steel engravings. In 1835, Bartlett first visited the United States in order to draw the buildings, towns and scenery of the northeastern states. The finely detailed steel engravings Bartlett produced were published uncolored with a text by Nathaniel Parker Willis as American Scenery; or Land, Lake, and River: Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. American Scenery was published by George Virtue in London in 30 monthly installments from 1837 to 1839. Bound editions of the work were published from 1840 onward. His impressions of Canada were collected in Canadian Scenery in 1842. 
Price (US$) 2000  
Short Description ; Book Americas U.S General; Book Plate Books General 
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