J. Addison Richards, R.A. The Romance of American Landscape.
New York: Leavitt & Allen, 1854. 16 steel engravings after Bodmer, Bartlett and others. Front., -310. Rebacked with new spine and label; original publisher's leather boards, blind stamped and gold stamped. Text browned but easily readable and plates with slight foxing.
The lovely, strong engravings are accompanied by chatty essays about the ambience of the areas depicted. Views are of waterfalls in Georgia, to Indians and rock formations in Missouri to the mountains of New York and New England. The lovely format is that of a gift book. The engravings are witness to the profound influence that artists such as Bodmer and Bartlett had on the reading public.