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America Pictured to the Life - Miles, George A; Reese, Williams S; Shailor, Barbara A - Yale University Press

  • 125 p., 9 5/8 x 12
    125 color
    ISBN: 9780300133950
    Cloth
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America Pictured to the Life

Illustrated Works from the Paul Mellon Bequest

  • George A. Miles and William S. Reese; Foreword by Barbara A. Shailor
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America Pictured to the Life explores the extraordinary range of American illustrated books given by the estate of Paul Mellon to Yale Universityís Beinecke Library. The catalogue of the 2002 exhibition ranges from 16th-century accounts of early European exploration through late 19th-century American childrenís 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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