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Category: All Categories: Collectible Series: Rivers of America Series
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Canby Henry Seidel, Illustrated by: Wyeth, Andrew  
The Brandywine
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart Incorporated, 1941 New York.
Book. Book condition: Good. Good. Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall The Rivers of America series. "Unlike many of the other rivers that have been written of in the Rivers of America series, the Brandywine is small and the events that occurred along it, though highly important, have been less impersonal than those connected with the great streams of the nation. Henry Seidel Canby, the author, known for many years as a critic and authority on American literature, was born on the BGrandywine and his family has lived on its banks for generations. He writes of the river from a great warmth of personal affection. The Brandywine is a little river of big events. New Sweden was founded at its mouth in the seventeenth century; William Penn's Quakers settled on its banks; and the greatest chemical company in the world, the Dupont Corporation, began in its narrow gorges. At the mouth of the Brandywine the first log cabins were built and the first prairie schooner was devised to haul grain to its flour mills. During the Revolution Washington fought across the fords of the Brandywine and, defeated because of his ignorance of geography, still conducted a masterly retreat. In The Brandywine are pictures of the brilliant refugee society of Wilmington at the time of the last great cycle of European wars, of the plantation life of the iron masters in the hills from which the river flows, and of the unusual Quaker society which made a culture of its own in the river valley. The Brandywine is different from many rivers famous in history because it is beautiful. Its idyllic qualities have inspired a complete literature, and Brandywine paintings would fill a gallery. Mr. Canby has made this book strictly the history of the river, the story of what the Brandywine has meant to him and to others. It is not state or military or city history, but river history in its relations to American life." Illustrated. xiii + 285 pages with index. Book is in GOOD condition. Dust jacket is in GOOD condition; expected wear to edges.

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Davidson, Donald w/illus. by Theresa Sherrer Davidson  
The Tennessee Volume 1: The Old River Frontier to Secession

Publisher: New York: Rinehart & Co., 1946 1st ed..
342pp. illus. green cloth 8vo: Very Good in a worn & faded but not tattered dj in Brodart poly cover [some light age browning; discolored patch on back cover cloth; else a nice clean, complete & tight copy] Volume 1 of a classic two-volume history by the Tennessee poet and academic Davidson (1893-1968) who was associated with the Fugitives and the Southern Agrarians at Vanderbilt University. Theresa Sherrer Davidson was the author's wife.

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Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 21107.
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Gray, James; illustrated by Aaron Bohrod.  
The Illinois (Rivers of America Series).

Publisher: New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1940..
First Edition Hardback octavo in gilt stamped red cloth. 355 pages illustrated by line drawings in the text, and four double-page black and white plates by Bohrod. The eleventh book in the Rivers of America Series. Fitzgerald, I, p. 305. A little rubbing to the top front cover. The book is otherwise clean, bright and soundly bound. The jacket is modestly worn at edges with some surface loss at the ends of the front spine fold. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ

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Hulbert, Archer Butler.  
The Ohio River: A Course of Empire.

Publisher: New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1906..
First Edition Hardback octavo in blue cloth, gilt stamped titles, photo pastedown on cover, top edge gilt. Illustrated by photogravures, drawings, fold out map. Nice clean copy with minor extremity wear. Signed and inscribed by the author, dated 1921, the inscription apparently referencing golf. No jacket. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

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Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 5289.
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Matschat, Cecile Hulse Illustrator: Illustrated by Alexander Key  
SUWANNEE RIVER Strange Green Land
Publisher: Literary Guild of America New York NY 1938.
Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. DJ flaps clipped DJ is missing large piece at bottom edge of front cover and spine. Previous owner taped top edge of DJ and taped flaps inside. Previous owner's name. Owner embossed; The Rivers of America; 296 pages

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Purchase direct from: Gibson's Books. Item number: 22676.
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Niles, Blair Illustrator: Illustrated by Edward Shenton  
JAMES From Iron Gate to the Sea

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart New York 1939.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. Spine edges worn. ; Rivers of America Series; 335 pages

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Purchase direct from: Gibson's Books. Item number: 35386.
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Stokes, Thomas L. w/illus. by Lamar Dodd  
The Savannah: Rivers of America (signed)

Publisher: New York: Rinehart, 1951 1st ed..
SIGNED on ffep by both artist & author. 401pp. illus. green cloth 8vo: near Fine in a worn but not tattered dj now protected in an archival poly cover. A collectible copy featuring the signatures of two notable Georgians, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Stokes (1898-1958) and artist Dodd (1909-96).

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Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 18242.
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Stokes, Thomas L. w/illus. by Lamar Dodd  
The Savannah: Rivers of America

Publisher: New York: Rinehart, 1951 1st ed..
401pp. illus. green cloth 8vo: near Very Good/no dj [ink name marked out in ballpoint ffep; fore edge is age darkened; else a nice complete & tight copy]

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Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 18254.
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