or, The Land We Live in
Volume 1 of 2
Bryant, William Cullent (editor). New York, 1872. Steel and wood engravings. Decorated leather and cloth. 468 pp. 4to. Very good-.
A large, exceedingly handsome folio of natural history containing hundreds of tissue-guarded plates and line engravings. Contains the first of a two-volume set, the second of which appeared in 1874. Detailed gilt scene to front, and bound in three-quarter leather with pebbled cloth boards. Gold rules and spine designs; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Faded area to the lower cover; rubbing to the leather, with some scuff marks. Mild handling wear to the prelims, yet with a near very fine text block.