1866. Item #78619
COMETTANT, Oscar. VOYAGE PITTORESQUE ET ANECDOTIQUE DANS LE NORD ET LE SUD DES ETAS-UNIS D'AMERIQUE. Paris: A. Laplace, 1866. A revised and enlarged edition of "L'Amerique, telle qu'elle est" (Paris, 1864); Howes (C 647) identifies it as the best edition. Illustrated with 22 plates, including four in color, after drawings by Saintin, Jules Noel, Lebreton, and Foulquier, engraved by Willmann, Outhwaite, Ferdinand Delannoy, Lalaisee, and Golin. Tall octavo. 26 cm. ,469 pp. +  adv. pp. Contemporary binding of red quarter morocco with gilt-stamped title and decoration, red cloth sides with frames blocked in blind, embossed endpapers, t.e.g. Contemporary label of New Orleans bookseller Herbert & Co. on front pastedown. Binding is sound but shows moderate soiling overall; and the cloth is worn along edges. Tissue guards are foxed affecting margins of plates, and occasionally an image, and facing text leaves; but the text is generally clean. A very good copy of Comettant's journey from New York City to upstate New York and Canada, down through Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Virginia, South Carolina, New orleans, up to Ohio, and back to new York City. Howes C647("best ed."), Sabin 14940.