America Pictured to the Life: Illustrated Works from the Paul Mellon Bequest

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Better known as an art collector, Paul Mellon was also one of America's premier book collectors of the 20th century. America Pictured to the Life: Illustrated Works from the Paul Mellon Bequest explores the extraordinary range of American illustrated books that Mr Mellon's estate gave to Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The catalog ranges from 16th-century accounts of early European exploration through late 19th-century American children's literature. Works depicting American cities ...
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New Book Better known as an art collector, Paul Mellon was also one of Americas premier book collectors of the late 20th century. America Pictured to the Life: Illustrated Works ... from the Paul Mellon Bequest explores the extraordinary range of American illustrated books that Mr. Mellons estate gave to Yale Universitys Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The catalog ranges from 16th-century accounts of early European exploration through late 19th-century American childrens literature. Works depicting American cities and historical events are accompanied by illustrated trade literature, art and architectural manuals, and works of entertainment. Illustrated in full color, the catalog includes commentary on more than 100 items from the Mellon bequest. Artists represented include Thomas Pownall, Abner Reed, William Russell Birch, George Catlin, Joshua Shaw, John Hill, Edwin Whitefield, George Harvey, Anthony St John Baker, Augustus Kollner, Thomas Whelpley, G.N. Frankenstein, Oto Onken, Henry Lewis, John Casper Wild, Richard Bridgens, D. Frederico Mialhe, G. W. C. Voorduin, Carl Nebel, Edward Vischer, Paul Emmert, Giovanni Botero, Joris Vn Spilbergen, Girolamo Benzoni, Samuel de Champlain, Arnoldus Montanus, Hinrich Rink, Cadwallader Colden, Jacques Nicolas Bellin, Henri Crublier d'Opterre, John Graves Simcoe, Sigismund Bacstrom, George Francis Lyon, Alexander von Humboldt, Henry S. Tanner, Henry Walke, Ferdinand Pettrich, Felix O. C. Darley, James Otto Lewis, Abraham Swan, William Pain, Anne Hill, George Cole, Leon J. Fremaux, and more. Read more Show Less

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Better known as an art collector, Paul Mellon was also one of America's premier book collectors of the 20th century. America Pictured to the Life: Illustrated Works from the Paul Mellon Bequest explores the extraordinary range of American illustrated books that Mr Mellon's estate gave to Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The catalog ranges from 16th-century accounts of early European exploration through late 19th-century American children's literature. Works depicting American cities and historical events are accompanied by illustrated trade literature, art and architectural manuals, and works of entertainment. Illustrated in full color, the catalog includes commentary on more than 100 items from the Mellon bequest.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780845731383
  • Publisher: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 9.96 (w) x 12.28 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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