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Mancall, Peter C. (ed) LAND OF RIVERS: America in Word and Image. ~~~ NEW copy, hardcover in dust jacket. (Cornell University Press, 1996). 224 pages.

~~~ Rivers run deeply through the American consciousness. Indians speculated about their origins in myths and legends. Settlers and adventurers exulted in their promise. Poets, artists, and songwriters paid tribute to their beauty. Engineers exploited their potential and conservationists pleaded for their protection. The diversity of waterways, the range of their idiosyncracies, and the variety of responses they have inspired evokes the richness and complexity of the North American continent. For everyone who has listened to a river's song or floated along its surface or played on its banks, here is a book of images and voices which does justice to the beauty and diversity of rivers. The selections range from Samuel Sewall's mournful praise of the River Merrymak to John Wesley Powell's triumphant narrative on exploring the Colorado River, from Walt Whitman's ode on crossing Brooklyn Ferry to Oscar Hammerstein's melodic tribute to Ol' Man River. More than fifty descriptions, meditations, and songs, each with a brief introductory note, are balanced by sixty illustrations, from the elegant landscape paintings of Albert Bierstadt and Frederick Church to the haunting photographs of Ansel Adams. This book captures the beauty and diversity of America's rivers with sixty illustrations and more than fifty descriptions, meditations, and songs, each with an introductory note. The writers range from Edgar Allen Poe to Mark Twain, from Walt Whitman to Annie Dillard; the artists, from Thomas Eakins to Ansel Adams.



$50.00





Brush, Frederic, THE ALLEGHENIANS. Good only. (1/2" tear near front corner with light wear and water spot, back corner with 1/4" water spot) in Good+ (minor chips and tears) dj. (NY: Blackshaw Press, 1940). Green boards; scarce item.



$125.00








Canby, Henry Seidel, THE BRANDYWINE. Illustrated by Andrew Wyeth. "As new" trade paperback. (West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 1969). Originally published in 1941, No. 13 in the Rivers of America series. Bibliography, index, 285 pages.

$10.00



Mowday, Bruce Edward, ALONG THE BRANDYWINE RIVER. Wash DC: 1993, NEW copy, trade paperback. (Arcadia Publishing, 2001). "Postcard History Series." 200 images, 128 pages.

$20.00






de Kadt, Maarten. THE BRONX RIVER: An Environmental & Social History. NEW copy, trade paperback. (Charleston: The History Press, 2011). 6x9. Over 55 images. 160 pages.

The Bronx River flows twenty-three miles from its source in Valhalla to its mouth, the East River in the Bronx. This waterway was used for centuries by Native American tribes for drinking, food and transportation, and they called it "Aquehung," --a fast stream flowing along a high bluff. After the arrival of Europeans, though, the Bronx River suffered as industry prospered; it powered mills and, unfortunately, became a dumping ground for all kinds of waste. Its appearance and ecosystem were forever changed. Today, community members are again attempting to alter the river, but this time for the better, by helping it recover. Discover the fascinating history of this small waterway and the ways it influenced and was affected by the people around it.



$20.00







High, Mike, THE C & O CANAL COMPANION. "As new" trade paperback. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997). 4th printing. illustrations.




$14.50






Callahan, Gerald N., RIVER ODYSSEY: The Story of the Colorado Plateau. As new in as new dust jacket. (University Press of Colorado, 1998). Illustrations. No index.

$25.00


Waters, Frank, THE COLORADO. Like new. Trade paperback. (Athens, OH: Swallow/Ohio University Press).
~~~ “This wonderful and unusual book is more than a history of the region. In the author’s own remarkable words, ‘the book was an attempt to perceive…the presence of the spirit-of-place of the immense wilderness of the Colorado and its effect upon us.’” ~~ Council Fires

$15.00






Carriker, Robert C. & William L. Lang (eds), GREAT RIVER OF THE WEST. NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK, 9x6. (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books). 181 pages.

$20.00



Dietrich, William, NORTHWEST PASSAGE: The Great Columbia River. NY: 1995, VG-(faint ink mark to edge) in VG dust jacket. (NY: Simon and Schuster) . Brown boards; illustrations.

$22.50


[Columbia River] Mann, Anthony, BEND OF THE RIVER. Hollywood: 1996(1952), MCA. VG in VG-( a few minor staple holes)slipcase Vhs video with James Stewart.

$12.50






Thoreau, Henry David, (introduction & notes by H. Daniel Peck), A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS. NEW copy. TRADE PAPERBACK. Penguin Classics. Introduction, suggestions for further reading, map, notes, 335 pages.


$10.00










[Copper River]. Anne H. Ehrlich, Paul R. Erlich & Riki Ott, ALASKA'S COPPER RIVER DELTA. 8x10. NEW copy. PAPERBACK. (University of Washington Press).
~~~ "Alaska's Copper River Delta visits the largest wetland on the Pacific coast of North America - with its associated rain forest, barrier islands, mountains, and glaciers, and its wildlife and human inhabitants -- and reveals the Delta through the work of 22 artists from 11 countries. Invited by local residents and the Netherlands-based Artists for Nature Foundation, artists came to the Delta to see spawning runs of Copper River salmon and the world's greatest shorebird migration. They stayed in the seaport of Cordova, working closely with residents to portray their daily lives on fishing boats and in processing plants, and visited a Chugach-Aleut spirit camp to appreciate the community's spiritual strengths. Together, artists and residents seek to both celebrate and protect the area's magnificent natural resources and cultural diversity, while helping to build a healthy future for all inhabitants."

$30.00








[Colorado River]. Arnow, Harriette Simpson, SEEDTIME ON THE CUMBERLAND. VG/VG. Jacket has some creasing to extremities & is price-clipped. Protected by mylar. (NY: Macmillan Company, 1960), First Edition. Maps (including end-pages), page-end notes, index, 449 pages.

$45.00




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