London: George Virtue, 1840.
First edition, state A of volume II with Contents list numbered. With 120 steel engraved plates by William H. Bartlett, including a full-page map of the Northeastern United States, portrait, and two engraved title pages, tissue guards. 2 vols. 4to. In HARPER'S binding of half purple-morocco, gilt spine, a.e.g. (Harper was likely the American distributor); extremities slightly rubbed, vol. II covers soiled, plates with scattered light foxing, mostly marginal, overall a very attractive copy. Sabin 3784; Howes B209; BAL 22755; Abbey, Travel, 651. Item #238057
Originally published in 30 parts without text, and appearing here for the first time in expanded book form, this is a beautiful series of views, showing principal cities and scenic views, engraved from drawings Bartlett made during a visit to America and Canada, 1837-1838. He stayed with his collaborator, the poet N.P. Willis, and accompanied him on a trip West. A handsome survey of the New World.
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