Lot 1432: 3V Joel Cook AMERICA PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE 1900 First Edition Antique American Geography & History Tissue-Guarded Photographic Plates
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: America: Picturesque and Descriptive
Author: Joel Cook
Publisher: Henry T. Coates & Co.
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: From the introduction:
The object of this work is to give the busy reader in acceptable form such a comprehensive knowledge as he would like to have, of the geography, history, picturesque attractions, peculiarities, productions and most salient features of our great country.
Condition / Notes: This is the first edition of this antique set. The volumes are bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt ornamentation. The exteriors show very well, with mild rubbing at the corners and edges. The bindings are solid. The pages are clean and without markings. The works are profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded photographic plates, including a frontispiece in each volume.
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