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Gems of American scenery, consisting of stereoscopic views among the White Mountains. With descriptive text. Illustrations by the Albertype process, Bierstadt Patent, March 21, 1876.

Bierstadt, Edward.

Published by Published by Harroun & Bierstadt,, New York, 1878
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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[4] + 99 p. + two-color folding map, 9.5" x 7.5", of the White Mountains (loose), drawn by H.E. Krause and "Photoplated by Harroun & Bierstadt"; gilt lettering on cover and spine. 24 stereoscopic paired photographic views, printed in sepia by the permanent newly patented Albertype process, on one side of leaf only, with descriptive notes opposite each plate; text pages and plates bordered in red ink. Small stereoscope with glass lenses on front flap of cover for viewing the stereos; one page of instructions on how to use the book's stereoscope, illustrated by photograph of young woman demonstrating the use of the viewer. Views include Plymouth, New Hampshire; The Flume; The Pool; The Basin; The Old Man of the Mountain; Profile Lake; Echo Lake; Beecher's Cottage; Elephant's Head and Gate of the Notch; View from the Gate of the Notch; Ripley's Falls; White Mountain Notch from Mt. Willey; Willey House; Upper Falls of the Ammonoosuc; Mt. Washington Railway and Summit; View from Mt. Washington Carriage Road; Mt. Washington from the Glen; Emerald Pool; Thompson's Cascades; Crystal Cascade; Glen Ellis Falls; North Conway, N.H.; The Cathedral; and Centre Harbor, N.H. Lower spine and rear margins of cover frayed; corners rubbed. Viewer and plates in fine workable condition. Bookseller Inventory # 015443

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Title: Gems of American scenery, consisting of ...

Publisher: Published by Harroun & Bierstadt,, New York

Publication Date: 1878

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fair

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