William Cullen Bryant, editor. Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In.
New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1872-74. Two large quarto volumes. Volume I: viii, 567pp. Volume II: vi, 576pp. Shelf worn original binding, with marbled endpapers. Endpaper and frontispiece steel engraving loose in Vol. I. Forty-nine steel engravings plus numerous wood engravings throughout. Clean interior.
A popular form in the nineteenth century, the American 'view' or 'giftbook' culminated in Picturesque America. This two volume set is the format one usually finds.