Title ... The World's Famous Places and Peoples: America, in Six Volumes: Complete
8.75 inches tall. Bookplates in each.
Edition Limited Edition; Edition De Luxe #334/1000.
Publisher New York: Merrill and Baker, 1900.
Illustration Tissue-guarded frontispieces, some in color Tissue-guarded plates in text.
Seller ID 006214
The New York Herald in an advance review says An interesting and valuable work Mr Cook eye for the large things that are permanent and the small that are momentarily even more interesting He tells a He describes a scene vividly He is an excellent cicerone (guide).
Bindings very tight and square. Text clean. Moderate handling wear. Top edge gilt Paste-on spine labels.
Mr. Cook presents a comprehensive view of the history, biography, picturesque attractions, productions, peculiarities, and important features of the American Republic up through the end of the 19th century. Cook describes his travels to the Northeast, the Great Lakes by way of Chicago, New York, Virginia, Florida, and then Yellowstone Park, and finally an excellent account of trekking to the Alaska to visit the gold fields, and return to San Francisco