Books in The Rivers of America Series
Arranged alphabetically by title.


 

The Rivers of America Series
     We believe this series represents one of the finest adventures ever undertaken by any publisher in an effort to blend the talents of both writers and artists to present a tribute to the rivers which played such a vital role in the development of our nation.  The series was initially conceived by Constance Lindsay Skinner who was the first editor of the series.  It started in 1937 with the publication of Kennebec by Robert P. Tristram Coffin.  And, under the guidance of three other editors the series endured until 1974 when the last book in the series: The American written by Margaret Sanborn was produced.  The editors looked for only the best writers for the series who were to be either novelists or poets so that the product would be a literary sketch not an historical tome.  A testament to their outstanding work is the fact that many of these volumes continue to be reprinted.  (For an excellent overview of this series we suggest that Robert Gilbert's article be read which appeared in the September, 1995 issue of Firsts Magazine.)
     Little known to many of the collectors of the Rivers of America Series is a group of nine books published for "young adults".  This subset of the Rivers series was also published by Holt Rinehart & Winston between 1962 to 1970.  The publisher targeted sales to school and public libraries.  As a result, most of the copies which have been found and resold in the secondary markets have a "reinforced library binding".  To see a list of our stock in this series please click here.

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    Ross, Malcolm:  The Cape Fear.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1965). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark blue title block on the spine. The top of the text block has minor dust staining and the spine is very slightly askew. The fore edge of the text block shows light foxing. In a very good- unclipped dust jacket with rubbing to the folds and to the ends of the spine area and with a 1/4" deep chip to the rear panel at the fold to the spine area. The verso side of the jacket shows considerable foxing which has not shown through to the recto side. Signed and dated in December, 1965 by the author's widow (Camille Ross). (As noted on the rear flap of the dust jacket, the author died in May of 1965.) The 57th volume in the Rivers of America Series. 340 pages containing an index, bibliography and text. This is one of the most uncommon titles in the series and given the signature of the author's widow it is certainly collectible.
    TB27069  $250.00



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    Minter, John E.:  The Chagres.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1948). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in ivory colored cloth covered boards with a gilt on brown title block. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with a long gift inscription on the first free end page. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with 1/16" chips across the upper edge of the spine area, wear and a 3/4" closed tear at the lower edge of the spine area and with rubbing and wear to the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. The title page is signed by the two editors of the series: Hervey Allen and Carl Carmer. The 35th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by William Wellons. 418 pages with an index and bibliography.
    TB30598  $75.00



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    Tourtellot, Arthur B.:  The Charles.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1941). First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine very slightly worn. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with a one inch deep chip at the upper rear corner of the spine area, 1/4" deep chips across the lower edge of the spine area and a 1/2" chip from the lower fore corner of the front panel. The spine area is well faded. The 14th volume in The Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by Ernest J. Donnelly. 356 pages including an index.
    TB29157  $40.00



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    Waters, Frank:  The Colorado (National Travel Club Edition).  New York: National Travel Club, (1946). First Edition, Second Printing. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt borders on the spine and the gilt logo of the National Travel Club on the front board with blind embossed borders. A small octavo of 7 15/16 by 5 1/4 inches with minor light rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the spine and a date of "July 2, 1946" written in ink at the upper corner of the fly title page. In a very good-, unclipped (but not priced) dust jacket with two 1/2" deep chips at the upper corners of the spine area, small chips at the fore corners of the panels at the folds and soiling to the rear unprinted panel. Signed by the author, Frank Waters, on the fly title without an inscription or date. This is an interesting variant in The Rivers of America Series. It is actually a second printing of the title, but it is its first appearance as it was released in July of 1946 three months before the Rinehart publication. Rinehart's plates were used to create this printing which is why it carries the Rinehart circled R on the copyright page. (Fitzgerald, C11) 400 pages including an index, glossary, reference appendix and text. The illustrations are by Nicolai Fechin.
    TB29534  $150.00



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    Holbrook, Stewart:  The Columbia.  New York: Rinehart and Co., (1956). First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark green title block on the spine. There is a 2 1/4 inch, circular dampness stain on the front board In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 3 inch closed tear with related creasing at the lower edge of the front panel and a replaced 1/2" chip from the upper edge of the front panel at the fold to the spine area. The 50th volume in The Rivers of America Series. With illustrations by Ernest Richardson. 393 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB30266  $50.00



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    Hard, Walter:  The Connecticut.  New York: Rinehart & Company, (1947). First Edition. Near fine in tan cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with a price clipped front flap with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area. The 32nd volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Douglas W. Gorsline. 310 pages containing an index, bibliography, text and illustrations.
    TB27364  $50.00



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    Eastman, Ann Heidbreder:  Constance Lindsay Skinner Author and Editor Sketches of Her Life and Character, With a Checklist of Her Writings And the Rivers of America Series..  n.p.: Women's National Book Association, Inc., 1980. First Edition. Fine in bright red cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/2 by 4 7/8 inches with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket, probably as issued. A brief biographical sketch of the woman behind the creation of The Rivers of America Series. This volume also contains a check list of Skinner's works to include a list of the Rivers of America Series. 83 pages including an index.
    TB30020  $75.00



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    McCague, James:  The Cumberland.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, (1973). First Edition. Fine in yellow-green linen cloth covered boards with a green and gilt text block on the spine. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and light wear to the corners of the spine area and to the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. Signed by the illustrator, Charles Walker, on the title page. The 63rd volume in the Rivers of America Series. With illustrations by Charles Walker. 225 pages including an index and bibliography. A very nice, clean and tight collectable copy!
    TB30952  $125.00



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    McCague, James:  The Cumberland.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, (1973). First Edition. Fine in yellow-green linen cloth covered boards with a green and gilt text block on the on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with minor rubbing to the ends of the spine area with a 1/2" closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area and a 1" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel. The 63rd volume in the Rivers of America Series. With illustrations by Charles Walker. 225 pages including an index and bibliography. A very nice collectible copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30593  $90.00



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    Wildes, Harry E.:  The Delaware.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1940). First Edition, First printing. Very good in gray cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine which is tanned obscuring much of the gilt text and with tanning around the outside edges of the front and rear end sheets. Without its issued dust jacket. The 10th volume in the Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Irwin D. Hoffman. 398 pages containing an index, bibliography, text and drawings.
    TB31082  $25.00



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    Douglas, Marjory Stoneman:  The Everglades.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1947). First Edition. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark green title block on the spine with very light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. This volume is otherwise in near fine condition with the hinges, joints and binding all tight, strong and clean. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with narrow 1/3" deep chips at the front corners of the spine area, small chips from the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards and light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. Signed and very warmly inscribed by the author and dated in the year of publication on the fly title page. This copy is accompanied with a long, very complimentary newspaper article about the author from the St. Petersburg Times dated June 5, 1985. The 33rd volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Robert Fink. Although part of the Rivers of American series this is one of the most important titles in Florida's environmental heritage. 406 pages including an index. It is interesting that this copy contains the two typographical errors on pages 26 and and 346 which have been corrected by the author in her own hand. This is typical as the author vowed in an article discussing the upcoming publication of her book that she would make these corrections on each and every copy presented to her for signature. Carol Fitzgerald in her outstanding bibliography of The Rivers of America series states that there were 7,500 copies of the first edition printed and sold. (Fitzgerald, p169)
    TB29390  $650.00



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    Douglas, Marjory Stoneman:  The Everglades.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1947). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark green title block on the spine with rubbing and light wear to the head and heel. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/4" deep chip at the upper rear corner of the spine area, a 1" closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area at the fold to the front panel, and two tiny chips to the lower corners of the spine area. Signed by the author without an inscription or date on the fly title page. The 33rd volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Robert Fink. Although part of the Rivers of American series this is one of the most important titles in Florida's environmental heritage. 406 pages including an index. It is interesting that this copy contains the two typographical errors on pages 26 and and 346 which have been corrected by the author in her own hand. This is typical as the author vowed in an article discussing the upcoming publication of her book that she would make these corrections on each and every copy presented to her for signature. Carol Fitzgerald in her outstanding bibliography of The Rivers of America series states that there were 7,500 copies of the first edition printed and sold.(Fitzgerald, p169) A clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30251  $650.00




  • Douglas, Marjory S.:  The Everglades.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1947). Paperback reprint. Very good in heavy paper wraps with rubbing at the folds and with a prior owner's name written on the top edge and on the verso of the front panel and the pages tanned due to the hight acid content of the paper used. With illustrations by Robert Fink. This title has been considered the classic book of the Everglades Difficult to locate in an acceptable dust jacket.
    TB14644  $7.00



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    Hutchison, Bruce:  The Fraser.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1950). First Edition, First printing. Very good in bright red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. The heel of the spine is compressed and the cloth at the head of the spine is lightly rubbed. In a fair to poor unclipped dust jacket with 1/2" deep chipping at the upper edge of the spine and with a 2" diagonal chip to the lower fore edge of the front panel and heavy wear and rubbing to the folds. The 42nd volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Richard Bennett. 368 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB22058  $65.00



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    Clune, Henry W.:  The Genesee.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1963). First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in tan cloth covered boards with a silver on light blue text block on the spine. The cloth on the spine is slightly tanned. In a very good- unclipped dust jacket with the fold between the spine area and the front panel heavily worn and rubbed. With illustrations by Douglas Gorsline. The story of the Genesee River which flows northerly through western New York state through Rochester to empty into Lake Ontario. The 54th volume in the series. 338 pages including an index.
    TB24076  $50.00



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    Corle, Edwin:  The Gila.  New York: Rinehart & Company, (1951). First Editon. Near fine in yellow cloth covered boards with a gilt on brown title block on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8 by 5 3/8 inches. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with very light rubbing and wear to the upper edge of the spine area and light soiling to the front and rear panels. Signed, inscribed and dated Nov. 20, 1955 on the first free end page by the author. The 44th volume in the Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Ross Santee. Very uncommon in collectible condition when signed by both the author and illustrator.
    TB31072  $150.00



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    Horgan, Paul:  Great River The Rio Grande.  New York: Rinehart & Company, (1954). First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine conditon with gilt stamping on the spine Both are small quartos of 9 by 6 inches. Without dust jackets as none were issued with this set; however, the two volumes are contained within a very good+ illustrated, paper covered slip-case which shows very modest wear at the opening. Originally intended to be part of the Rivers of America series, but fell out at the last moment. The book club edition (which can be detected by a embossed dot on the lower right of the rear panel) is found everywhere. The true first edition with the stylized "R" (colophon) is rather uncommon. A very handsome, clean and collectible set.
    TB30026  $100.00



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    Carmer, Carl:  The Hudson.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1939). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with decorated end papers with the modest soiling to the gutter of both boards. There is a prior owner's book plate attached to the verso of the first free end page. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and wear to the colors at the ends of the spine area and tiny chips to the fore corners of the panels at the folds to the flaps and light soiling to the rear panel. 434 pages including an index followed by Constance Skinner's eleven page essay: "Rivers of American Folk" The dust jacket is of the same image that appears on the end sheets. It is one of four jackets taken from the illustrations in this title by Stow Wengenroth.
    TB30308  $75.00



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    Beston, Henry:  The Hudson A Rivers of America Book (Armed Forces Edition).  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., n.d.. Armed Services Edition. Very good in heavy printed paper wraps over a single, stapled and adhesive binding. A 48mo of 3 7/8 by 5 1/2 inches with a long diagonal crease to the front cover, a dampness stain to the margins of the fore, upper corners of the pages and a figure of 10 written in black marker on the front cover. Without a dust jacket as issued. 288 pages. Cataloged as 806 in the list of Armed Forces Editions.
    TB31098  $25.00



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    Niles, Blair:  The James.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1939). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with a bright gilt on black title block on the spine with illustrated end sheets. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine is slightly faded. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with two small, shallow chips at the upper edge of the spine area which is tanned, a long closed tear at the fold from the spine area to the front panel and a soiled rear panel. Signed and inscribed to "a new friend" by the author and dated in the year of publication. With illustrations by Edward Shenton. The fifth volume in The Rivers of America Series. 359 pages including an index which is followed by an essay by the originator and first editor of the series, Constance Lindsay Skinner.
    TB29597  $250.00



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    Niles, Blair:  The James.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1939). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in medium blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and illustrated end sheets with slight fading to the lower edges of the boards In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with modest rubbing to the upper rear corner of the spine area. With illustrations by Edward Shenton. The fifth volume in The Rivers of America Series. 359 pages including an index and bibliography both of which are followed by an eleven page introduction to the series by Constance Skinner. A very tight and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31367  $100.00



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    Streeter, Floyd B.:  The Kaw.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1941). First Edition, First printing. Fine in gray cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine with illustrated end sheets. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with illustrated end sheets. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket which is lightly soiled over all surfaces and with only hints of rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. The 12th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Isabel Bate and Harold Black. 371 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB31371  $75.00



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    Coffin, Robert P. Tristram:  Kennebec.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1937). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in salmon colored cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title label on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 3/8" with illustrated end sheets and with slight fading to the cloth on the spine and with a former owner's address label on the front paste down behind the jacket flap. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with shallow 1/8" deep chips at the upper edge of the spine area, rubbing to the folds of the front panel and a 1/2" closed tear to the rear panel. Signed by the author on the first free end page without an inscription. Additiionally, the page facing the title page has been signed by the editor of the series, Constance Lindsay Skinner. The first volume printed in the Rivers of America series which in the last few years has become the most difficult book to find in the series in collectible condition. The fact that this copy is signed by both the author and the editor makes it particularly valuable. With illustrations by Maitland de Gogorza. 292 pages containing an index and text. A very tight, clean and handsome copy with only the prior owners address label as the single mark of prior ownership.
    TB29599  $500.00



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    Clark, Thomas D.:  The Kentucky.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine with a minor bump to the lower fore corner of the front board. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with minor light rubbing to the ends of the spine area and to the fore corners of the front and rear panels over the tips of the boards. With illustrations by John A. Spelman, III. The 15th volume in The Rivers of America Series. 431 pages including an index and bibliography. Overall a handsome, tight and collectable copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31366  $100.00



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    Carter, Hodding:  Lower Mississippi.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition. Very near fine in dark red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and illustrated end sheets. A clean and crisp copy with a front hinge which is starting, but has been professionally strengthened. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with shallow chipping across the upper edge of the spine area, a half inch closed tear to the lower edge of the spine area which is slightly faded and a 1/8" chip from the upper fore corner of the front panel. Signed by the author on the fly title page without an inscription. The 19th volume in the Rivers of America Series with illustrations by John McCrady. 467 pages with an index, bibliography, text and drawings.
    TB29632  $125.00



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    Carter, Hodding:  Lower Mississippi.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition. Near fine in dark red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and illustrated end sheets. An octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with illustrated end sheets. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with 1/8 inch chips across the upper edge of the spine area and light rubbing and wear to the lower edge of the same. The 19th volume in the Rivers of America Series with illustrations by John McCrady. 467 pages with an index, bibliography, text and drawings.
    TB31266  $75.00



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    Jones, Evan C.:  The Minnesota.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1962). First Edition, First printing. Fine in light tan cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with the spine area very slightly tanned. With illustrations by Harry Heim. Sub-titled: "The Forgotten River" and the 53rd volume in The Rivers of America Series. 306 pages containing an index, bibliography, text and drawings. A very handsome and crisp copy.
    TB30249  $90.00



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    Vestal [W. S. Campbell], Stanley:  The Missouri.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1945). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with a gilt on purple title block on the spine and decorated end papers. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is slightly curled inward, In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with 1/8" chips across much of the upper edge of the spine area with very shallow wear and chips to the lower edge of the same. The spine area is also very slightly faded. Signed by the author on the fly title page to which he has added his real name: W. S. Campbell. The 26th volume in The Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by Getlar Smith. 368 pages including an index, bibliography and chapter notes. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29713  $175.00



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    Hislop, Codman:  The Mohawk.  New York: Rinehart, (1948). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in red-orange cloth covered boards with a brown and gilt text block on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with hints of rubbing to the colors at the upper and lower edges of the spine area. Signed by the author on the title page. With illustrations by Letterio Calapai. The 36th volume in the Rivers of America Series. 366 pages including an index and bibliography. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership marking of any kind.
    TB29715  $125.00




  • Hislop, Codman:  The Mohawk.  New York: Rinehart, (1948). First Edition, First printing. Fine in red/orange cloth covered boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap, moderate tanning of the spine area and light wear at the ends of the spine area. With illustrations by Letterio Calapai. The 36th volume in the Rivers of America Series.
    TB11952  $52.50



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    Bissell, Richard:  The Monongahela.  New York: Rinehart, (1952). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark green title block on the spine. In a very near fine dust jacket with the price crossed out in pencil on the front flap with light rubbing at the ends of the spine area and a tiny small closed tear at the upper edge of the rear panel. Signed by the illustratore on the fly title page. The 46th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by John O'Hara Cosgrave, II. 239 pages including an index, bibliography, text and illustrations. A handsome, clean, tight copy with no prior ownership markings.
    TB30600  $125.00



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    Bissell, Richard:  The Monongahela.  New York: Rinehart, (1952). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark green title block on the spine. With the cloth on the spine very slightly faded and with a prior owner's name stamped on the front paste down behind the jacket flap and with an old bookseller's price tag on the upper fore corner of the first free end page. In a very near fine dust jacket with the price clipped from the front flap and with very light rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area which is very slightly tanned. The 46th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by John O'Hara Cosgrave, II. 239 pages including an index, bibliography, text and illustrations. A very handsome, clean, tight and bright copy!
    TB31375  $125.00



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    Braider, Donald:  The Niagara.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1972). First Edition, First printing. Fine in yellow-orange cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark red title block on the spine. An octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with minor rubbing at the upper and lower ends of the spine area, a 1 " closed tear to the lower edge of the front panel and nicks to the fold to the front flap. Signed on the front free end page by the author without an inscription or date. The 62nd volume in the Rivers of America Series which was published in May of 1972. 294 pages including an index.
    TB29717  $100.00



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    Braider, Donald:  The Niagara.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1972). First Edition, First printing. Fine in yellow-orange cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark red title block on the spine. A small quarto of 8 by 5 3/8 inches. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and to the upper fore corner of the front panel. The 62nd volume in the Rivers of America Series which was published in May of 1972. 294 pages including an index.
    TB31373  $60.00



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    Banta, R. E.:  The Ohio.  New York: Rinehart & Company, (1949). First Signed, Limited Edition. Near fine in light gray cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark blue title block on the spine. There is a dated (1949) gift inscription on the first free end page. In a very good+ price clipped dust jacket with with light rubbing and wear to the upper and lower edges of the spine area and the same type of wear to the lower edges of the panels. This is a "Special Limited Valley Edition" which is signed by the author on the fly title page. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. 592 pages including an index.
    TB29718  $90.00



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    Banta, R. E.:  The Ohio.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1949). First Edition, First printing. Fine in light gray cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark blue title block on the spine. A small quarto of 8 by 5 1/4 inches. In a very near fine, price clipped dust jacket with very slight rubbing and light wear to the upper edge of the spine area. With illustrations by Edward Shenton. The 39th volume in the Rivers of America Series. 592 pages containing an index and bibliography.
    TB31372  $50.00



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    Gutheim, Frederick:  The Potomac.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1949). First Edition, First printing. Fine in linen covered boards with a gilt and purlple text block on the spine. A very tight, clean and crisp copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with modest rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area. The 40th volume in The Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by Mitchell Jamieson. 436 pages including an index. Overall a very handsome and collectable copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30310  $75.00




  • Gutheim, Frederick:  The Potomac (Revised Edition).  New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1968). Revised Edt.. Near fine with a remainder mark on the bottom edge and light slelf wear at the heel of the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with remains of a paper label near the base of the spine and rubbed at the edges. Illustrated edition with woodcuts by Mitchell Jamieson.
    TB04513  $31.50



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    Burt, Struthers:  Powder River.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1938). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in bright red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. The cloth on the spine is very slightly darkened due to offsetting from the rear of the dust jacket. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with the spine slightly tanned and with shallow chipping at the ends of the spine area and small chips at the fore corners of the front panel. The fourth volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Ross Santee. 389 pages including an index followed by an eleven page introduction to the series by C.L. Skinner.
    TB27313  $85.00



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    Jahoda, Gloria:  River of the Golden Ibis.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1973). First Edition. Fine in decorated orange cloth covered boards with black and gilt text on the spine and on the front board with map end sheets. An octavo measuring 9 by 6 inches. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with just hints of wear to the upper and lower edges of the spine area. Originally scheduled to have been one of the volumes in the Rivers of America Series; however, the book was pulled from the series at the last moment as its content went beyond the normal parameters for the Rivers of America Series. Nonetheless, this book is considered an important addition to a complete Rivers collection. A very clean and highly collectible copy without any prior ownership markings of any kind. With illustrations by Ben F. Stahl, Jr. 408 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB30429  $85.00



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    Fitzgerald, Carol:  The Rivers of America A Descriptive Bibliography.  New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2001. First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spines. Both are octavos measuring 9" by 6" with decorative end sheets. There is a lengthy gift inscription to a prior owner on the verso side of the fly title page. Both volumes are in fine unclipped dust jackets. Volume I is signed and inscribed by the author on the fly title page. Extensive research and years of searching for every variant copy for all of the titles in the Rivers of America series have allowed the author to compile an extremely detailed and highly authoritative bibliography of this series. Volume 1 contains 434 pages while volume 2 contains pages 435 to 899 which includes an index for both volumes. I am of the opinion that this is one of the best bibliographies ever published as it goes into extreme detail of each volume and every variant, provides a biography of each author and each illustrator. I know of no other bibliography that covers as much material or as thoroughly. An invaluable resource for any serious collector of this series. An extremely handsome set and now that it is out of print sure to grow in value.
    TB30601  $175.00



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    Dana, Julian:  The Sacramento.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1939). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in pink cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block and map end papers with a dated gift inscription at the top edge of the fly title page. A small octavo of 8 by 5 5/16th inches. In a very good, deeply price clipped dust jacket with chipping and wear at the ends of the spine area, which is slightly faded, rubbing and wear to the fore corners of the front panel and light rubbing to the front folds. Signed and dated in the year of publication on the fly title page by both the author and illustrator. Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave, II. 294 pages including an index followed by the essay about the "Rivers And American Folk" by Constance Lindsay Skinner. The 7th volume in the Rivers of America Series.
    TB29877  $145.00



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    Dana, Julian:  The Sacramento.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1939). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in pink cloth covered boards with a black and gilt title block on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4". In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a number of closed tears all of which have been repaired with clear tape on the recto side of the jacket. Without the errata slip. Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave II. The 7th volume in the Rivers of America Series. 294 pages including an index followed by Constance Skinner's eleven page essay: "Rivers of American Folk". Overall a very attractive and bright copy in collectable condition.
    TB27724  $120.00



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    Fisher, Anne B.:  The Salinas.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1945). First Edition, Limited Edition. Good in red cloth covered boards with a 1 inch deep closed tear to the cloth and underlying board at the lower edge of the front board, soiling across the face of the front board, light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with the cloth on the spine faded and soiled at the folds to the joints. There is also a prior owner's book plate on the fly title page and the remnants of a child's scribbling on the front end sheets. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with very shallow, minor chipping to the ends of the spine area, several archival tape repairs to the verso of the jacket particularly at the fold to the front flap where it was completely separated. And with 1/8" deep chips across more than 1/2 of the upper edge of the front panel. This is one of the Special Salinas Valley Edition copies which is identified as number 306 on the limitation page and which is signed by both the author and the illustrator. 316 pages including an index and bibliography. The 27th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by W. K. Fisher. As Carol Fitzgerald notes in her splendid bibliography of The Rivers of America, the number of copies of the special limited edition is unknown, but it is at least 801 as this dealer has seen a copy with that number. (Fitzgerald, Vol. 2, S33)
    TB29878  $75.00



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    Fisher, Anne B.:  The Salinas.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1945). First Edition, Limited Edition. Near fine in bright red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and illustrated end sheets. An octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with very slight rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good, second printing, unclipped dust jacket with 1/4 inch deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area and four chips to the upper and lower edges of the rear panel. 316 pages including an index and bibliography. The 27th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by W. K. Fisher.
    TB31263  $60.00



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    Howe, Henry:  Salt Rivers of the Massachusetts Shore.  New York: Rinehart & Co, Inc, (1951). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in medium blue cloth covered boards with a gilt text on a dark title block on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8 by 5 1/2 inches. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with a narrow 1/4 by 1 inch chip from the upper edge of the front panel near lthe spine area and a 1/2 inch closed tear to the upper edge of the fold to the rear flap. The 45th volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by John O'Hare Cosgrave, II. 370 pages including an index, bibliography, text and drawings. (Fitzgerald, S39) A very fine, bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31362  $90.00



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    Stokes, Thomas L.:  The Savannah.  New York: Rinehart, (1951). First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with wear to the ends of the spine area and rubbing and wear to the folds with heavy shipping tape repairs to the verso of the jacket. Signed by both the author and the illustrator on the title page. The 43rd volume in The Rivers of America series. With illustrations by Lamar Dodd. 401 pages including an index, bibliography and text. A tight clean and crisp copy.
    TB29892  $75.00



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    Davis, Julia:  The Shenandoah.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1945). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in bright blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and illustrated end sheets. A small octavo measuring 8 by 5 1/4 inches with minor fading of the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good+ price clipped dust jacket with very light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area. The 28th volume in the Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Frederic Taubes. 374 pages including an index and bibliography. A very handsome and clean copy with no prior ownership markings.
    TB31363  $75.00



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    Carmer, Carl:  Songs of the Rivers of America.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with black text and decorations on the spine and front board. A 4to measuring 12 by 8 3/4 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with with light rubbing and light wear to the ends of the spine area which is also slightly tanned. Overall a very nice, collectable copy. Although part of the Rivers of America series, this book is considerably larger than the format for the others in the series. It is also the most difficult to locate. 196 pages of text and song scores together with an index.
    TB31376  $450.00



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    Carmer, Carl:  Songs of the Rivers of America.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with black text and decorations on the spine and front board. A quarto measuring 12 by 9 inches with rubbing and light wear to the cloth at the heel of the spine and the upper inch of the spine is slightly faded. In a good, unclipped dust jacket with numerous closed tears, large and small chipping to the spine area and to the edges of the front and rear panels. Signed by the author on the fly title page with a date or an inscription. Although part of the Rivers of America series, this book is considerably larger than the format for the others in the series. It is also the most difficult to locate. 196 pages including indexes of both titles and first lines.
    TB29547  $400.00



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    Carmer, Carl:  Songs of the Rivers of America.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with black text and decorations on the spine and front board. A quarto measuring 12 by 9 inches with bits of the verso of the dust jacket adhered to the front board; otherwise, near fine. In a good price clipped dust jacket with rubbing and wear to all folds, a number of closed tears which have been repaired with scotch tape on the verso side and with the spine and front panel generally faded. Although part of the Rivers of America series, this book is considerably larger than the format for the others in the series. It is also the most difficult to locate in collectible condition. 196 pages including indexes of both titles and first lines. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind in this copy.
    TB28622  $300.00



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    Dunn, James T.:  The St. Croix.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, (1965). Signed, limited first edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt seal on the front board. An octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a near fine, paper covered slipcase. One of only 500 numbered copies signed by the author on the second free end paper, this copy being identified as the 312st copy. The 55th volume in The Rivers of America Series. With illustrations by Gerald Hazzard. 309 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB30021  $200.00



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    Dunn, James T.:  The St. Croix.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, (1965). First Edition. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with a gilt on light brown text block on the spine. An octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with flecking of the colors and short narrow chips at the upper edge of the spine area and light rubbing to the lower edge of same and with tiny chips to the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. Signed and warmly inscribed by the author on the first free end paper. The 55th volume in The Rivers of America Series. With illustrations by Gerald Hazzard. 309 pages including an index, list of sources, text and illustrations.
    TB29601  $120.00



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    Dunn, James T.:  The St. Croix.  New York: Holt Rinehard & Winston, (1965). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with a gilt on brown title block on the spine which is very slightly faded at its ends. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with minor rubbing to the ends of the spine area and to the fold to the front flap. "The Midwest Border River" which is the 55th volume in The Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by Gerald Hazzard. 309 pages including an index and a list of sources.
    TB30051  $75.00



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    Cabell, Branch, and A. J. Hanna:  The St. Johns.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1943). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in ivory cloth covered boards with a gilt on blue text block on the spine and decorated end papers. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine show curling and there is a very narrow 1" bubble in the cloth on the rear board which is of no consequence. There is a 1/4" black spot on the top edge of the text block and a prior owner's name and date of 1943 at the upper edge of the front paste down behind the front flap. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with 1/8" chipping across the upper edge of the spine area which is also slightly tanned and the rear panel is very slightly soiled. Signed by Alfred J. Hanna one of the authors on the fly title page. The 24th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Co-authored with A. J. Hanna. 324 pages including an index and bibliography. Despite the minor flaws noted above, this is a handsome collectible copy.
    TB31073  $150.00



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    Cabell, Branch, and A. J. Hanna:  The St. Johns.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1943). First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in tan linen covered boards with a gilt on blue title block on the spine and with decorated end sheets. With minor soiling to the cloth on the spine and boards. In a good, price clipped dust jacket with chipping across both ends of the spine area and two chips from the upper edge of the front panel. The 24th volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Doris Lee. 324 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB30827  $35.00



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    Beston, Henry:  The St. Lawrence.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in royal blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine with illustrated end sheets. There is a prior owner's name on the front paste down. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/8" deep chip at the top edge of the spine area along with several closed tears and related creasing and wear and two shallow closed tears at the upper edge of the front panel. Signed by the illustrator beneath his printed name on the title page. The 20th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by A. Y. Jackson. 274 pages including an index. A very clean and neat, collectible copy.
    TB29876  $120.00



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    Beston, Henry:  The St. Lawrence The Story Of A River (Armed Forces Edition).  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., n.d.. Armed Services Edition. Near fine in heavy printed paper wraps over a single, stapled and adhesive binding. A 48mo of 3 7/8 by 5 1/2 inches with very light rubbing to the folds to the spine and two mild creases to the rear cover. Without a dust jacket as issued. 288 pages. Cataloged as K-12 in the list of Armed Forces Editions.
    TB31097  $35.00



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    Carmer, Carl:  The Susquehanna.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1955). First Edition. Near fine in cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with a dated gift inscription on the first free end page. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with moderate wear and closed tears to the upper and lower edges of the spine area and 1/8" chips to the fore corners of the front panel. Signed by the author on the first free end paper. The 48th volume in the American Rivers series. Illustrations by Stow Wengenroth. 493 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB29894  $110.00



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    Carmer, Carl:  The Susquehanna.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1955). First Edition. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block with very slight fading to the cloth at the very top edge of the front board. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with minor flecking of the colors to the upper and lower edges of the spine area and a small 1/4 inch deep chip from the lower edge of the rear panel. The 48th volume in the American Rivers series. With illustrations by Stow Wengenroth. 493 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB31265  $70.00



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    Matschat, Cecile H.:  Suwannee River.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1938). First Edition. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. The cloth on the spine is oddly both tanned and faded. In a very good+ unclipped second printing dust jacket with the spine tanned and rubbed and worn at the ends of the spine area. Signed without a date or inscription by the author on the fly title page. The third volume in The Rivers of America series with illustrations by Alexander Key. This is one of the more difficult first edition titles in the series to locate in an acceptable dust jacket. 296 pages including an index, bibliography and glossary all of which is followed by an eleven page essay by Constance Skinner introducing the series. Please note this jacket is from a second printing.
    TB29895  $125.00



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    Matschat, Cecile H.:  Suwannee River (1st UK Edition).  London: William Hodge and Company, Limited, (1951). First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. In a very good- unclipped dust jacket with three narrow 1/2" deep chips at the upper edge of the spine area, small chips from the fore corners of the front panel with rubbing at the folds. This is the first UK edition of the third volume in The Rivers of America series with illustrations by Alexander Key. 256 pages including an index, bibliography and a glossary. Certainly a collectible copy with no prior ownership markings.
    TB29173  $50.00



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    Davidson, Donald:  The Tennessee The New River: Civil War to TVA.  New York: Rinehart, (1948). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in rust colored cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine. A nice clean, crisp copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with very shallow flecking of the colors at the upper and lower edges of the area, and a 1/2" deep closed tear also at the top edge of the spine area, light rubbing to the lower edge of the spine spine area and two tiny chips from the upper fore corners of the panels over the upper tips of the boards. The 34th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Theresa Sherrer Davidson. 377 pages containing an index and bibliography. Laid-in at the rear of this copy is a review of this title by Willson Whitman
    TB30304  $85.00



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    Davidson, Donald:  The Tennessee The Old River.  New York: Rinehart, (1946). First Edition. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with a gilt on a dark red title block and illustrated end papers. In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with very light wear at the ends of the spine area which is slightly faded. The 31st volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Theresa Sherrer Davidson. 342 pages containing an index and bibliography. A very handsome, bright and tight copy.
    TB29637  $90.00



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    Wildes, Harry E.:  Twin Rivers.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1943). First Edition. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine with illustrated end sheets. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and wear to the upper corners of the spine area and to the lower edge of the same and with a long closed tear to the front flap. The 22nd volume in the Rivers of America series. Illustrated by Angelo diBenedetto. 390 pages including an index, bibliography, text and drawings.
    TB31365  $65.00



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    Havighurst, Walter:  Upper Mississippi.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1944). First Revised Edition, First printing. Fine in reddish cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with the slightest of rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and the lower edges of the boards. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with 1/4" deep chips from the lower edge of the spine area which wraps around the fold to the front panel by 1/3" and with small nicks to the fore corners of the front panel over the tips of the boards. This is the revised edition of the second volume in The Rives of America Series. 305 pages including an index and bibliography. Illustrated with woodblock plates by David and Lolita Granahan. A nice bright copy with no prior ownership markings.
    TB30551  $150.00



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    Wilson, William E.:  The Wabash.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1940). Limited Edition. Very near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on blue title block on the spine. An octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with the cloth over the spine faded In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a one inch closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel and with light wear to the upper edge of the spine area. This is the limited edition, Indianapolis Edition which is signed by the author and identified as number "A" on the third free end page of an unknown number of copies printed and sold. The 8th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by John de Martelly. 339 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Strangely, this limited edition copy lacks the Farrar & Rinehart colophon on the copyright page.
    TB30947  $150.00



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    Wilson, William E.:  The Wabash.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1940). First Edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on light blue title block on the spine. The cloth at the very ends of the spine shows some fading and offsetting from the rear of the dust jacket. There is a faint rubber stamped name(?) at the upper corner of the first free end page. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with several very short closed tears at the upper edge of the spine area and at the upper edge of the rear panel and slight rubbing to the fold between the front panel and the spine area. The 8th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by John de Martelly. 339 pages including an index, bibliography and text. A very collectible tight and handsome copy.
    TB29349  $100.00



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    Wilson, William E.:  The Wabash.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1940). First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on a light blue text block on the spine. The cloth on the spine is quite faded and the rear hinge is cracked. Without its issued dust jacket. Signed without an inscription by the author on the third free end page. The 8th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by John de Martelly. 339 pages including an index, bibliography and text.
    TB27307  $65.00




  • Hill, Ralph N.:  The Winooski.  New York: Rinehart & Company, (1949). First Edition, First printing. Good in ivory cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine and with a prior owner's name on the front free end page. Without its issued dust jacket. The 38th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by George Daley. 304 pages including an index and a bibliography.
    TB23258  $20.00



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    Derleth, August:  The Wisconsin.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in light green cloth covered with a gilt on dark green title block. The ends of the spine are slightly faded and there is a small prior owner's book plate on the front paste down behind the jacket flap. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with 1/4" deep chips across the upper edge of the spine area, three very small, shallow chips at the upper edge of the front panel and light rubbing to the fold to the front flap. The scarce 18th volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by John Steuart Curry. 366 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB28664  $80.00



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    Smith, Frank E.:  The Yazoo River.  Jackson, Miss.: University Press Of Mississippi, (1988). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in navy blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches. Without a dust jacket. Signed by the author on the first free end page without an inscription or date. 362 pages including an index. This copy should not be confused with one of the 67 volumes in the Rivers of America series. It is a reprint of Frank Smith's original first edition.
    TB30022  $75.00






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