New York: Appleton, 1875, 1878, 1879.
3 vols., large thick 4to, 488; 460; 491pp. With 63 full-page steel engravings and hundreds of in-text wood-engravings. Original half dark brown morocco, gilt-lettered backstrip, upper covers titles in gilt. Extremities somewhat worn, internally fine.
§ First bound edition, from the original parts as issued. A pictorial treat, this is the companion set to the hugely successful "Picturesque America", likewise printed in a large edition but frequently broken up for the superb illustrations. Included are finely detailed views of forest scenery, the southern and Cornish coasts of Great Britain, the Derby Dales, English castles, abbeys, and churches, views of Italian lakes, the Alps, the Rhine, Venice, old German towns, and the Alhambra as well as scenes of Athens and Russia. Item #124910