New York: Hermann J. Meyer, . Two volumes. 180,154pp. plus seventy-nine steel-engraved plates. Extra engraved titlepages. Tissue guards. Quarto. Original blue publisher's cloth. Light wear to corners and spine ends. Minor scattered foxing. Very good plus. Item #WRCAM47122
Dana's work contains handsome steel engravings of scenes throughout the country, many of them executed by Hermann J. Meyer. While Howes calls for seventy-seven plates, this copy contains seventy-nine. The first volume is devoted to the East Coast and includes views of Niagara, Washington, West Point, Mount Vernon, New York, and Harper's Ferry. The second volume contains scenes in the West, in Minnesota, along the Mississippi, in Missouri and St. Louis, on the Plains, and in California. Includes views of San Francisco, Sacramento, California gold diggings, New Orleans, Fort Snelling, Nauvoo, New Harmony, St. Louis, Kansas, Jefferson City, Independence, and a Mandan village, among others. A pretty copy of a beautiful book. HOWES D45, "aa." FLAKE 2657.