Titles 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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  • Click on Image to expandCanby, Henry:  The Brandywine.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1941). First Edition, First printing. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine with illustrated end sheets. A very tight, clean and crisp copy which appears never to have been opened. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with very slight rubbing to the lower edge of the spine area which is somewhat faded and with rubbing to the fold to the front flap. There is also a clean, closed, diagonal cut 1" long at the upper edge of the front panel. The 13th volume in the Rivers of America Series. With illustrations by Andrew Wyeth. 285 pages including an index, bibliography, text and illustrations. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28096  $115.00


  • Click on Image to expandRoss, 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


  • Click on Image to expandMinter, John:  The Chagres.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1948). First Edition, First printing. Good+ in ivory colored cloth covered boards with a gilt on brown title block. The cloth on the spine and the two boards are marred by dampness stains and a narrow dampness stain across the top edge of the text block. These stains do not impact on the interior of the book. The contents are tight and clean. There is a prior owner's address label on the verso of the first free end page. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket although there is a felt Christmas bell pasted over that part of the dust jacket flap. The corners of the spine area are rubbed and worn as are the folds to the flaps over the tips of the boards. Warmly inscribed by the author and dated "18 July 1955" in Balboa on the fly title page. The 35th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by William Wellons. 418 pages with an index and bibliography.
    TB29530  $65.00


  • Click on Image to expandMinter, John:  The Chagres.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1948). First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in ivory colored cloth covered boards with a gilt on brown title block with rear most 130 pages or so damp stained in the margins. In a very good- unclipped dust jacket with a 3/4" by 3/4" chip from the lower edge of the spine area, two 1/3" chips from the upper corners of the spine area which is slightly faded and a dampness stain to the upper fore corner of the rear panel. The 35th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by William Wellons. 418 pages with an index and bibliography.
    TB26735  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandTourtellot, Arthur:  The Charles.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1941). First Edition. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine and with illustrated end sheets. There is a prior owner's name at the upper edge of the fly title page. In a very good- dust jacket with the price intact with minor rubbing at the ends of the spine area which is also tanned so that the red title on the spine is obscured. The 14th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Ernest J. Donnelly. 356 pages containing an index, bibliography, text & illustrations
    TB27870  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandHansen, Harry:  The Chicago.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark red title block on the spine with only a hint of rubbing at the corners of the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with a "V" shaped chip at the upper edge of the rear panel which is 1/2" wide by 3/4" deep and there is light rubbing and creasing at the lower edge of the spine area. Signed on the fly title page by the author without an inscription or date. The 21st volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Harry Timmins. 362 pages containing an index and a list of sources.
    TB29528  $130.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWaters, 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  $175.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesHolbrook, Stewart:  The Columbia (Limited Edition).  New York: Rinehart and Company, (1956). First Edition, Lewis & Clark Limited Edition. Near fFine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt decorations on the spine and front board. A small octavo of 8 by 5 5/16 inches with just a hint of fading to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a very good+ price clipped dust jacket to allow the price on the plastic overlay for the limited edition to take precedent. The overlay is in good condition due to a major chip over the front panel. Limited Edition numbered either A 280, 1,728 or 1,928 out of 2300 printed and signed by the author on the fly title page. 393 pages including an index and bibliography. Illustrated by Ernest Richardson. A clean bright and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29539  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandMcCague, 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. There are two small, red dot remainder marks at the top and bottom of the text block; else, fine. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with a 1" closed tear to the upper corner of the front panel close to the fold to the spine area. Boldly signed and inscribed by the author on the first free end 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!
    TB29541  $75.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesDouglas, Marjory:  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


  • Click on Image to expandDouglas, Marjory:  The Everglades.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1947). First Edition. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine and with illustrated end sheets. With light wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with 1/4 to 1/2" deep chips across the upper edge of the spine area, 1/8" deep chipping across the lower edge of the same and small chips from the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. With illustrations by Robert Fink. A title in high demand by collectors of both environmental literature as well as collectors of The Rivers of America series. A very attractive copy in collectible condition with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29762  $200.00


  • Click on Image to expandHutchison, Bruce:  The Fraser.  Toronto: Clarke Irwin & Co., (1950). First Edition, First Canadian Printing. Near fine in light brown cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark blue title block on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with a slight lean to the spine and with a prior owner's name on the first free end page. In a very good-, unclipped, second state dust jacket with shallow chipping at the four corners of the spine area, the fold to the front panel from the spine area is worn, rubbed and there is a long closed tear and with small chips over the tips of the boards. Signed without an inscription or date by the author on the first free end page. 368 pages including an index and bibliography and text with illustrations by Richard Bennett. The 42nd volume in the Rivers of America series. This title was issued simultaniously with the US first edition by Rinehart. Clark Irwin purchased 3,000 sets of the Rinehart first edition printing and placed their own binding on the sheets. This copy carries the Rinehart circled R on the copyright page. The dust jacket only differs from the first state by the the elimination of the black and white photograph of the author and his biography with quotes from nine reviews of the book. (Fitzgerald, F1 & F2)
    TB29543  $85.00


  • Click on Image to expandHutchison, 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


  • Click on Image to expandDykeman, Wilma:  The French Broad.  New York: Rinehart & Co., (1955). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in a reddish cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The 49th volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Douglas Gorsline. 371 pages containing an index, bibliography, text and drawings.
    TB27777  $100.00


  • Click on Image to expandClune, Henry:  The Genesee.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1963). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in ivory colored linen covered boards with silver colored text on a light blue-gray title block on the spine. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and flecking to the colors at the ends of the spine area and to the center portions of the spine area, but with no chipping The 54th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrations by Douglas Gorsline. The Genesee flows northward through western New York State through Rochester to empty into Lake Ontario. A fine bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind in a collectible jacket.
    TB28178  $70.00


  • Click on Image to expandHorgan, Paul:  Great River The Rio Grande.  New York: Rinehart & Company, (1954). First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in near fine condition in black cloth covered boards with the gilt stamping on the spine just beginning to fade. Without dust jackets as issued; however, the books are contained within a good paper covered slip case which has the top side detached and repaired with tape and wear the edges of 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 clean and collectible set with no prior owner's names, dates or book plates.
    TB28796  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandSmith, Chard:  The Housatonic.  New York: Rinehart & Co, (1946). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in light orange cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine which is bright and un-tarnished. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4" with a prior owner's name on the first free end page and very faint stains on the cloth over the spine. In a very good-, price clipped dust jacket with a small, hand written label reading "signed" on the lower part of the spine area and with two chips at the upper edge of the spine area and at the rear panel at the fold to the spine area. Signed by the author on the fly title page without an inscription or date. An elusive copy in the Rivers of America Series made even more collectable by the author's signature. The 29th volume in the series with illustrations by Armin Landeck. 532 pages containing an index and bibliography.
    TB29575  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expandSmith, Chard:  The Housatonic.  New York: Rinehart & Co, (1946). First Edition. Near fine in orange cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine with illustrated end sheet with a prior owner's name in ink on the verso side of the first free end page. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with 1/4" chips across the upper edge of the spine area, a 3/4" chip from the upper corner of the front panel and a 1/2" closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel. An elusive copy in the Rivers of America Series. The 29th volume in the series with illustrations by Armin Landeck. 532 pages containing an index and bibliography.
    TB27416  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandCarmer, Carl:  The Hudson.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1962). Second Printing. Very good in blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine which is very slightly faded at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good-, price clipped dust jacket with 3/4" deep chips at the upper edge of the spine area and a 1/2" chip from the lower edge of the same and rubbing to the fold to the front flap. The 6th volume in the Rivers of America Series. With illustrations by Stow Wengenroth. 434 pages followed by the essay Rivers and American Folk by the founder of the series, Constance Lindsay Skinner.
    TB29166  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandMorgan, Dale:  The Humboldt.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1943). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in tan linen covered boards with a gilt on brown title block on the spine and decorated end papers. There is a slight soiling in the gutter of the front board. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with a large 2" chip from the upper corner of the rear panel and shallow chipping from the lower edge of the spine area. The 23rd volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Arnold Blanch. 374 pages containing an index and bibliography.
    TB29161  $70.00


  • Click on Image to expandGray, James:  The Illinois.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1940). First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark red cloth covered boards with a gilt on light blue title block on the spine and illustrated end sheets. A small octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with 1/8" deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area which is slightly faded and with 1/8" chips at the fore corners of the panels. Signed by the author without an inscription on the fly title page. The 11th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Aaron Bohrod. 355 pages with an index. A very handsome, clean and tight copy.
    TB29581  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandNiles, 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


  • Click on Image to expandNiles, 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 a prior owner's name and date of "1940" on the fly title page. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with the spine area very lightly tanned and with small chips to the corners of the spine area and to the corners of the front panel at the fold to the flap and general soiling to the rear panel. 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. Still, a very tight and clean copy.
    TB27779  $80.00


  • Click on Image to expandStreeter, Floyd:  The Kaw.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1941). First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in gray cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine with illustrated end papers with a prior owner's name and date on the front paste down. Additionally, the cloth at the head of the spine is slightly worn and rubbed. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap very minor wear and rubbing at the ends of the spine area, a 1/4" x 1/4" chip from the upper edge of the spine area, a 1" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel and with light soiling to the same. The 12th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Isabel Bate and Harold Black. 371 pages including an index and bibliography. Overall, a handsome, collectable copy!
    TB22033  $75.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesCoffin, 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  $600.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesCoffin, Robert P.:  Kennebec.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1937). First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in salmon colored cloth boards with gilt on black title block on the spine and with decorated end papers. The front and rear hinges are cracked with the boards and binding still holding well. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with shallow, 1/8" chipping at the upper edge of the spine area, a 1/2" deep chip at the lower edge of the spine area which expends around the fold to the rear panel and tiny chips from the fore corners of the front panel over the tips of the front board. Tipped-in at the first free end page is a small slip of paper which is signed and inscribed to a Stuart Rose by Constance Lindsay Skinner. The first volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Maitland de Gogorza. 292 pages containing an index and text. This title has become rather difficult to find in collectable condition.
    TB29636  $85.00


  • Click on Image to expandClark, Thomas:  The Kentucky.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition, First printing. Good+ in light green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title label on the spine. The gutters of the boards are soiled, the cloth on the spine is faded and the cloth at the head and heel of the spine is tanned where the jacket's chips existed and the ends sheets are foxing in the hinge areas due to a reaction with the glues used in binding. In only a good, price clipped dust jacket with heavy chipping at the ends of the spine area and heavy wear to the folds and soiling to the rear panel. Signed by the author on the fly title page without an inscription. With illustrations by John a. Spelman, III. The 15th volume in The Rivers of America Series. 431 pages including an index and bibliography. Laid-in at the front of the book is a color photograph of the prior owner with the author, Dr. Thomas D. Clark.
    TB29635  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandClark, Thomas:  The Kentucky.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in light green cloth covered boards with very slight fading to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and with a prior owner's name written in red ink on the first free end page. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is tanned and the book has a moderate list of the spine. In a good, price clipped dust jacket with 1/2" deep chipping across the ends of the spine area. With illustrations by John a. Spelman, III. The 15th volume in The Rivers of America Series. 431 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB27412  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandCarter, 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


  • Click on Image to expandRoberts, Leslie:  The Mackenzie.  New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., (1949). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and illustrated end papers. The cloth at the upper edge of the spine is slightly faded. In a good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1" deep chip to the upper edge of the spine area which is well tanned and a 3/4" deep chip from the lower fore corner of the front panel. The 37th volume in the Rivers of America Series. 276 pages including and index. With illustrations by Thoreau MacDonald. With no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28801  $60.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesJones, Evan:  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 fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by both the author and the illustrator without inscriptions on the first free end page. 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. Accompanying this copy are two newspaper reviews of the bookpublished in the Minneapolos Sunday Tribune in Feb. 25, 1962.
    TB29631  $150.00


  • Jones, Evan:  The Minnesota.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1962). First Edition, First printing. An ex-library copy in good condition in tan cloth covered boards with a gilt on brick red title block on the spine with a library call number blacked-out on the lower quarter of the spine and with the typical library markings to the end sheets and dedication page. Without its issued dust jacket. Sub-titled: "The Forgotten River" and the 53rd volume in The Rivers of America Series. 306 pages containing an index, bibliography, text and drawings. With illustrations by Harry Heim.
    TB21462  $20.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesVestal, 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


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesHislop, 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


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesBraider, 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


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesBanta, 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  $125.00


  • 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


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesBurt, Struthers:  Powder River.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1938). First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in bright red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine. The cloth on the spine is faded and there is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and with the same name and date of "1939" written at the upper corner of the title page. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket which may be a from a later printing as the text which identifies such has been neatly cut out from the upper edge of the dust jacket flap. Signed by the author without an inscription on the first free end page. 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 Constance Lindsay Skinner (the original series editor).
    TB29693  $135.00


  • Click on Image to expandBurt, 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


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesJahoda, Gloria:  River of the Golden Ibis.  New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1973). First Edition, First Printing. Near 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 8 by 6 inches with very slight fading of the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/8" wide by 1/3" deep chip from the upper corner of the spine area, three small shallow chips at the upper rear corner of the spine area and nicks at the upper fore corners of the panels at the folds to the flaps. Signed and inscribed by the author on the verso of the first free end page. 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.
    TB29916  $95.00


  • Click on Image to expandJahoda, 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 8 by 6 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a 1" long closed tear at the upper rear corner of the front panel. 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.
    TB28611  $75.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesFootner, Hulbert:  Rivers of the Eastern Shore.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1944). First Edition, Limited Signed Edition. Very near fine in light red cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and illustrated end sheets. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with the cloth on the spine is slightly faded. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with the spine area faded and a 3/4 by 3/4 inch abrasion of the colors just over the publishers name at the lower edge of the spine area. This copy is the limited edition copy which is numbered 330 of the limited Maryland Edition signed by the author on the limitation page. The 25th volume in the Rivers of America Series which is illustrated by Aaron Sopher. 375 pages with an index and bibliography. A very handsome and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29694  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandDana, 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


  • Click on Image to expandDana, Julian:  The Sacramento.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1939). First Edition, First printing. 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" with minor bumps to the upper fore corners of the boards. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with flecking of the colors at the corners of the spine area at and the fore corners of the front panel with slight fading to the spine area. Laid-in at the front of the book is a 10/29/39 review of the book from The New York Times Book Review. 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 beautiful and bright copy in most collectable condition.
    TB28211  $130.00


  • Click on Image to expandFisher, Anne:  The Salinas.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1945). First Edition, Limited Edition. Very 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 a 1945 gift inscription on the front free end page. In a good, unclipped dust jacket with several chips at the ends of the spine area which is heavily faded and with rubbing and scuffing of the colors on the front panel. This is one of the Special Salinas Valley Edition copies which is identified as number 801 on the limitation page and which is signed by both the author. 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 as high as this copy is numbered. (Fitzgerald, Vol. 2, S33)
    TB29882  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandCampbell, Marjorie:  The Saskatchewan.  New York: Rinehart & Company, (1950). Third Printing. Near fine in bright yellow cloth covered boards with a gilt on brown title block on the spine. An octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with a book plate on the front paste down behind the dust jacket flap. In a very good+ price clipped dust jacket with a shallow chip at the lower edge of the spine area, light wear at the top edge of the same and small chips from the upper fore edge of the front panel at the fold to the front flap. Signed by the author on the fly title page. The 41st volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Illingworth H. Kerr. 400 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB29881  $50.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesStokes, Thomas:  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  $100.00


  • Davis, Julia:  The Shenandoah.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1945). Second Printing. Very good+ in bright blue cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and illustrated end sheets. Without its issued dust jacket. The 28th volume in the Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Frederic Taubes. 374 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB24600  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandCarmer, 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


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesCarmer, 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


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesDunn, James:  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 and tanning to the extreme edges of the cloth binding. There is also a gift inscription at the upper edge of the first free end page. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with shallow chipping at the corners of the spine area and with related creasing nicks to the fore corners of the front panel over the tips of the boards. Signed by both the author and the illustrator 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.
    TB29696  $135.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesBeston, 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. The cloth around the extreme lower edges of the boards is very slightly tanned and there is a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the first free end page and a very slight lean to the spine. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with three 1/4" deep chips at the upper edge of the spine area with light rubbing to the lower edge of the spine area and a 1/2" narrow chip at the upper fore corner of the front panel and a 1/2" closed tear to the lower edge of the rear panel. Signed by the author on the fly 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.
    TB29714  $150.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesCarmer, 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


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesMatschat, Cecile:  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


  • Click on Image to expandMatschat, Cecile:  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


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesDavidson, Donald:  The Tennessee The New River: Civil War to TVA.  New York: Rinehart, (1946). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in rust colored cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine with minor rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. An octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with 1/8" deep chipping across both ends of the spine area, a 1 1/2" closed tear to the upper edge of the front panel, 1/8" chips from the fore corners of the front panel and five tape repairs to the verso side of the jacket. Signed by the author and the illustrator (the author's wife) on the fly title page. The 34th volume in The Rivers of America Series with illustrations by Theresa Sherrer Davidson. 377 pages containing an index and bibliography.
    TB29911  $80.00


  • Click on Image to expandDavidson, 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


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesDavidson, Donald:  The Tennessee The Old River.  New York: Rinehart, (1946). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with a gilt on a dark red title block and illustrated end sheets with slight fading to the cloth on the spine and around the edges of the boards. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with small nicks and rubbing to the ends of the spine area which is slightly faded, small chips from the fore corners of the front panel, a 1/2" closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel and with three tape repairs on the verso side of the jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author and the illustrator (the author's wife) on the fly title page. The 31st volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Theresa Sherrer Davidson. 342 pages containing an index and bibliography.
    TB29910  $80.00


  • Click on Image to expandDavidson, Donald:  The Tennessee The Old River.  New York: Rinehart, (1946). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with a gilt on a dark red title block and illustrated end papers with minor fading to the cloth on the spine and with a prior owner's name stamped three times around the outside edges of the front paste down. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with shallow, 1/4" deep flecking of the colors at the upper edge of the spine area which is slightly faded and light rubbing to the fold to the front flap. The 31st volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by Theresa Sherrer Davidson. 342 pages containing an index and bibliography.
    TB29164  $45.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWildes, Harry:  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. An octavo of 8 by 5 3/8 inches with a prior owner's stamped name and address on the first free end page. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with chipping across the upper edge of the spine area, rubbing and wear to the lower edge of the same and a small 1/8" closed tear at the lower edge of the front panel with related creasing. Signed by both the author and the illustrator on the fly title page without an inscription or date. The 22nd volume in the Rivers of America series. Illustrated by Angelo diBenedetto. 390 pages including an index, bibliography, text and drawings.
    TB29912  $100.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesHavighurst, Walter:  Upper Mississippi.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1937). First Edition, First Printing. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block on the spine and blank end sheets. The cloth on the spine is faded and there is minor light foxing to the end sheets a result of the reaction between the paper and the glue used in binding. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with tanning to the spine area. Were it not for the tanned spine this jacket would have been given a condition rating of "fine". Signed by the author on the first free end page with no inscription. The second volume in The Rivers of America Series. With illustrations by David and Lolita Granahan. 258 pages including an index followed by an eleven page introduction to the series by Constance Skinner. An extremely bright, clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29633  $175.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWilson, William:  The Wabash.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1940). First Edition, First printing. Very good in dark blue cloth covered boards with the spine showing faint areas of fading to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine, the front and rear hinges are starting and there is a definite slant to the spine. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with numerous short closed tears to the ends of the spine area and to the lower edges of both panels and rubbing to the folds. Signed by both the author and illustrator on the fly title page in the year of publication. The 8th volume in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by John de Martelly. 339 pages including an index, bibliography and text.
    TB29913  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandWilson, William:  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


  • Click on Image to expandWilson, William:  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  $75.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesHill, Ralph:  The Winooski.  New York: Rinehart & Company, (1949). First Edition. Fine in ivory colored cloth covered boards with a gilt on green title block on the spine In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with shallow chipping and heavy wear to the ends of the spine area, a 1" closed tear to the upper edge of the front panel and another 1" closed tear to the lower edge of the fold to the front panel. This copy is one of the very uncommon limited Valley Edition copies of which only 1,150 were printed and signed by both the author and illustrator. This copy is numbered 1055 and this limitation page is tipped-in after the second free end page. The 38th volume in the Rivers of America series with illustrations by George Daly. 304 pages including an index and bibliography.
    TB29914  $125.00


  • Hill, Ralph:  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


  • Click on Image to expandDerleth, 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


  • Click on Image to expandMathews, Richard:  The Yukon.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, (1968). First Edition. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with gilt text and a gilt title block on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4". In a near fine, price clipped dust jacket with a hint of tanning to the upper 1/2 of the front panel and spine area. An extremely handsome copy and one of the nicest copies we have seen. The scarce 59th volume in The Rivers of America Series. With illustrations by Bryan Forsyth. 313 pages including an index.
    TB27817  $165.00




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