The Rivers of America

Chronology
Colophon
Index of Artists
Index of Authors
Index of Titles, Sub-Titles, and Series Titles
Selected Bibliography
Exhibitions

A Selected Exhibition
of Books from the
Collection of Carol Fitzgerald

September 26-December 5, 1997
Edited by James A. Findlay

Curated by
Carol Fitzgerald and James A. Findlay

BIENES CENTER FOR THE LITERARY ARTS
The Dianne and Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library
Broward County Main Library, 6th Floor
100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
This exhibit was made possible by the generous support of the Broward Public Library Foundation.
© 1997. Bienes Center for the Literary Arts, The Dianne and Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library, Broward County Library, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301.

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Collector's Statement

Background

The Northeast

The Southeast

The Midwest

The West

The Panama Canal Zone

Florida Rivers

Selected Bibliography

The Rivers of America series Chronology

Index of Authors

Index of Artists

Index of Titles, Sub-titles, and Series Titles34

Index of Publishers

Colophon

The Brandywine, by Henry Seidel Canby

Acknowledgements
Adequate words to describe the contribution Carol Fitzgerald has made to this project simply do not exist. On very short notice and with uncommon grace, she juggled a full-time job, family and social obligations, and the preparation of the manuscript for her forthcoming book, with my request to help develop the exhibition and its catalog. And she did it all with admirable self-assurance and aplomb.
Carol Fitzgerald's love for books is obvious and commendable. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, a long-time supporter of Broward County Library and the Bienes Center for the Literary Arts, an active member of the Broward Public Library Foundation, The Fontaneda Society: Book Collectors of South Flori da, and The Grolier Club. By collecting, studying, and interpreting the books and other documents that went into the making of The Rivers of America series, she leaves the community with a permanent record of a small but important portion of twentieth-century American publishing history.
Additional thanks are extended to Margaret Bing, Bienes Center cataloger/curator for her daily help in assembling and mounting the exhibition, and to the Broward Public Library Foundation for its continued support and encouragement.

Introduction
Few occasions exist for a rare book library to showcase and document a collection of books, manuscripts, and artifacts as comprehensive and as neglected as The Rivers of America series.
The sixty-five books in the series were published from 1937-1974, by Farrar and Rinehart (1937-1946) and its successors: Rine hart & Company (1946-1960); Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960-1974). Constance Lindsay Skinner [1877-1939] was the general editor from 1937-1939. The series editors who succeeded her were Stephen Vincent Benét [1898-1943], Carl Carmer [1893-1976], and Hervey Allen [1889-1949]. During the life of the series, there were also two associate editors: Elizabeth L. Gilman and Jean Crawford; and four art editors: Ruth E. Anderson, Faith Ball, Benjamin Feder, and Philip Fiorello.
Assembled over the past eleven years and gleaned from Carol Fitzgerald's large and encyclopedic collection, the exhibition highlights 103 books, drawings, and other printed materials. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Everglades: river of grass by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the display showcases it, along with three other Florida rivers: Suwannee River and The St. Johns, and a later title about the Hillsborough, River of the Golden Ibis.
Constance Lindsay Skinner originated the idea for the series, and in a bid to make it special, recommended that the authors be "novelists and poets" and the illustrators be "professional artists". She and her heirs achieved their goal with great success with such titles as: The Everglades: river of grass, by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, illustrated by Robert Fink; The Brandywine, by Henry Seidel Canby, illustrated by Andrew Wyeth; and The Sangamon, by Edgar Lee Masters, illustrated by Lynd Ward. The sixty-five original titles were published by Farrar and Rinehart and its successors from 1937-1974, but the collection also contains almost all known variant, special, commemorative, foreign, and Armed Services editions.
In her quest to gather the materials of the series, Carol Fitzgerald has demonstrated an extraordinary degree of perseverance and determination. For her, it has been an exhausting yet richly satisfying venture. Her interest in collecting the titles began casually in 1986, but soon developed into a near-obsession. Quickly she discovered a small network of book dealers with a special interest in the series, cultivated contacts with publishers, and wrote numerous letters to authors, illustrators, and editors. In the end, her efforts to document for posterity the making of the 65-volume series have been herculean.
Shortly, the results of Carol Fitzergald's carefully detailed and scholarly research will be presented in the publication of a bibliography and history of the series. We will all be enriched by her endeavor.
James A. Findlay, Librarian

Collector's Statement
I bought my first Rivers of America book, The St. Johns: A Parade of Diversities, by Branch Cabell and A.J. Hanna, at the Miami Book Fair in 1986. At the time I had no intention of starting a collection, although I was acquainted with some of the Rivers books, most notably another Florida-based work, Everglades: River of Grass, by the incomparable Marjory Stoneman Douglas. I simply intended the St. Johns to be a Christmas gift for my sister, Jeannie, who lives just off the St. Johns River in Jacksonville.

As I was paying for the book, a friend who was with me, Bill Hale, the Georgetown rare book dealer, said he thought the Rivers of America series would make an interesting collection. I am sure that for him this was just a passing thought, but the seed had been planted and I found another Christmas gift for my sister. The St. Johns occupied a lonely place on my bookshelf for about a year until one day in San Francisco when I found two other fine books in the series: The Arkansas and The Brandywine. That was the real beginning of what has become a ten-year labor of love.

The early years were spent in searching book dealers' shelves for other volumes in the series, telephoning and writing to dealers around the country, and puzzling out the series' tangled publishing record. It was not long before I realized that there was no Rivers bibliography and no series history. I was not even sure how many books there were in the series. How could I possibly collect them without a comprehensive listing?

In time, although I determined that the Rivers series comprises sixty-five titles, I continued to encounter variant printings—a few English and Canadian editions, some specially illustrated editions, some children's editions, some paperbacks—and some odd variant dust jackets. I realized there was much more to the series than the sixty-five titles I had identified.

As my collection grew, so did my interest in the men and women who had produced the series. In 1991, I began writing to any Rivers author, illustrator, or editor I could find, asking about their roles in the series. My first reply came from William D. Ellis, author of The Cuyahoga, who sent a card promising me some information after he "exhumed" his old files. He did so in short order, and the information he sent gave me invaluable insight into the selection of authors, editors, and publishers.

Margaret Sanborn, author of the last book in the series, The American: River of El Dorado, wrote a beautiful letter to me, recounting how she came to write her book. Near Taos, New Mexico, my husband and I spent a memorable hour with the late Frank Waters and his wife, Barbara, while this towering figure of Western literature reminisced about his writing of The Colorado. I was simply astounded at the information I received—some of it scholarly, some funny, all of it valuable. In 1992, I decided to write a definitive bibliography of the series. To do this properly, I thought, would require me to examine every printing of every Rivers book. I decided to collect them all.

At first, my dealer friends found it amusing that I should be interested, for example, in a twelfth printing of The Hudson (there is one), but they soon caught the spirit of the search, and a flood of Rivers books began to arrive. It was fascinating to catalog the reprints, and to my delight I found their dust jackets to be vivid reflections of the times in which they were printed. During World War II, for example, many Rivers works were reissued as War Editions. Their dust jackets carry the notice WAR EDITION - Complete text - Reduced size - In accordance with paper conservation orders of the War Production Board. Many of the dust jackets carried advertisements exhorting readers to invest in War Bonds. During those years four Rivers works were published as Armed Services Editions. In time I assembled a complete collection of first editions, in dust jackets, in very good or better condition; all thirteen of the signed, limited editions; and many other firsts which had been signed or inscribed.

Moving beyond conventional bibliography, I decided that there was a story to tell and history to preserve. I began to compose biographies of the authors, editors, and illustrators. Now—some six years later—I have finished the bibliographical description of more than 350 editions and printings of Rivers books, written a publishing history of the series, and completed biographical sketches of its sixty authors, fifty-five illustrators, and perhaps a dozen editors and publishers. My Rivers collection now stands at more than three hundred volumes, including nearly every printing of every edition. Although my collection may never be complete, like many book collectors I dream of finding that last, elusive printing.

My most precious book? It took me nine years to find a copy of the Delaware Edition of The Brandywine. This edition was limited to 650 copies and signed by the author, Henry Seidel Canby, and the illustrator, Andrew Wyeth. Wyeth was twenty-three at the time and The Brandywine was the first book he illustrated. But my favorite, which is especially precious to me, is the leather-bound copy of The St. Croix which was presented to James Taylor Dunn, the author, by the publishers, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, in 1965. The book is signed by both the author and the illustrator, Gerald Hazzard. Mr. Dunn, who has become a good friend, gave me this book, affectionately inscribed, in 1995.

Today, more than a third of the sixty-five books in the series are still in print, mostly through the efforts of university and regional presses. But The Rivers of America series will always be seen as the product of Farrar & Rinehart, Rinehart & Company, and Holt, Rinehart and Winston. The series stands, and for me, at least, it continues to be well worth collecting. It is the unique account of a voyage upon the "rivers of America," written, illustrated, and edited by a talented and distinguished group of men and women during a time of unparalleled popular interest in America. Their words live on. I am only the collector.

Carol Fitzgerald


All items in the exhibition have been lent by Carol Fitzgerald.

When appropriate, the author's name appears first, followed by title, sub-title, edition statement, place of publication, publisher, date of publication, format or pagination, size (height by width), and notes, including illustrator and designer.

BACKGROUND

[1]The history, lore and legend of The Rivers of America and of its people told in a series of books edited by Stephen Vincent Benét and Carl Carmer, and published by Farrar and Rinehart, New York.

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942.

1 map (photomechanical color reproduction): 70 x 111 cm.

(Map designed by Ernest Clegg [1876- ]. Photomechanical reproduction made from original in the collections of Cleveland Public Library).

[2]The Rivers of America bookThe history, lore and legend of The Rivers of America and of its people told in a series of books edited by Stepehn Vincent Benét and Carl Carmer, and published by Farrar and Rinehart - New York.

[New York: Farrar and Rinehart, n.d.]

[16] p.: 21.5 x 13.5

(Advertising brochure. Cover title. Illustrated, with map. "There is available a beautiful six color map of the United States, 45 inches by 28 inches, drawn and printed especially for the Rivers of America. The publishers are glad to offer this map in connection with the books in the series. For details write to Farrar & Rinehart, 232 Madison Avenue, New York City" — p. [11].

"A full scale color section of the map for The Rivers of America" - 13.5 x 20.5 — laid in).

[3]Constance Lindsay Skinner [1877-1939]: author and editor: sketches of her life and character, with a checklist of her writings and the "Rivers of America" Series. [1st ed.]

[New York]: Women's National Book Association, 1980.

83 p.: 20 x 13.5

(Illustrated, with portraits. General editor, Ann Heidbreder Eastman; contributors, Dorothy D. Adams, Marilyn Norstedt, Helen Hoke Watts).

[4] Carmer, Carl 1893-1976, editor.

Songs of the Rivers of America. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942.

196 p.: 31.5 x 23.5 cm.

(Music arranged by Dr. Albert Sirmay. "...illustrations ... originally appeared in the Rivers of America series"—p. [ii]. In dustjacket, with illustration by Stow Wengenroth [1906-1978] from "The Hudson" by Carl Carmer [1893-1976] on cover).

[2]

THE NORTHEAST

#5

Dietz, Lew, 1907-1997.

The Allagash. 1st. ed.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968.

264 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by George Loh [1925- ]. Bibliography: p. 257-259. Index: p. 260-264. In dustjacket. Signed by author).

#6

Way, Frederick, Jr, 1901-1992.

The Allegheny. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942.

280 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Henry Pitz [1895-1976]. Index: p. 273-280. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#7

Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961.

The Brandywine. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1941.

285 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Andrew Wyeth [1917- ]. Selected bibliography: p. 269-2711. Index: p. 273-285. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#8

Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961.

The Brandywine. [Special Delaware ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1941.

285 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Andrew Wyeth [1917- ]. Selected bibliography: p. 269-271, Index: p. 273-285. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. This special Delaware edition of The Brandywine is printed exclusively for the Greenwood Book Shop, and is limited to 650 copies, each signed by the author and the artist. This is number 233).

#9

Tourtellot, Arthur Bernon, 1913-1977.

The Charles. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1941.

356 p.: 21.5 x 14.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Ernest J. Donnelly [1900?-1973]. Bibliography: p. 343-348. Index: p. 351-356. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#10

Hard, Walter, 1882-1966.

The Connecticut.

[New York]: Rinehart, 1947?

[4] p.: 22 x 14 cm.

(Advertising brochure, with order form. Illustrated by Douglas W. Gorsline [1913-1985]).

#11

Hard, Walter, 1882-1966.

The Connecticut. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1947.

310 p.: 21 x 14.5

(Illustrated by Douglas W. Gorsline [1913-1985]. Bibliography: p. 299-301. Index: p. 303-310. In dustjacket).

#12

Wildes, Harry Emerson, 1890-1982.

The Delaware. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1940.

398 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Irwin D. Hoffman [1901-1989]. Acknowledgements and bibliography: p. 369-381. Index: p. 383-398. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#13

Clune, Henry W., 1890-1995.

The Genesee. 1st ed.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963.

338 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Douglas Gorsline [1913-1985]. Bibliography: p. [319]-325. Index: p. [327]-338. In dustjacket. Signed by the author).

#14The Hudson by Carl Carmer

Carmer, Carl, 1893-1976.

The Hudson. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1939.

434, [435-447] p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Stow Wengenroth [1906-1978]. Bibliography: p. 408-421. Index: p.423-434. Rivers and American folk, by Constance Lindsay Skinner [1877-1939], p. [435-447]. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#15

Carmer, Carl, 1893-1976.

The Hudson. Armed Services ed.

New York: Editions for the Armed Services; published by arrangement with Murray Hill Books, 1939.

351 p.: 11.5 x 16.5 cm.

(Armed Services Edition; #806. "About the author by Carl Carmer" p: 351-[352]. "Overseas edition for the Armed Forces. Distributed by the Special Services Division, A.S.F., for the Army, and by the Bureau of Naval Personnel for the Navy. U.S. Government property. Not for sale. Published for the Armed Services, Inc., a non-profit organization established by the Council on Books in Wartime" -- on cover. Paperbound).

#16

Carmer, Carl, 1893-1976.

The Hudson. 1st [British] ed.

London, England: William Hodge, 1951.

434 p.: 22.5 x 15 cm.

(Illustrated by Stow Wengenroth [1906-1978]. Bibliography: p. 408-421. Index: p. 423-434. In dustjacket [by] McLaren).

#17

Carmer, Carl, 1893-1976.

The Hudson River. 1st ed.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962.

114 p.: 23 x 17 cm.

(Written for young people. Illustrated by Rafaello Busoni [1900- ]. "About the author": p. [416]. In dustjacket. Signed by the author).

#18

Carmer, Carl, 1893-1976.

The Hudson. Rev. ed.

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1968.

342 p.: 26.5 x 18.5 cm.

(Illustrated Rivers of America Series. Index: p. 334-342. "All illustrations are nineteenth-century engravings, collected from the files of the New York Public Library print collection."- p. [iv]. In dustjacket. Pictorial cloth binding) .

#19

Smith, Chard Powers, 1894-1977.

The Housatonic: Puritan River. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1946.

532 p.: 21 x 14.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Armin Landeck [1905-1984]. Bibliography: p. 515- 522. Index: p. 523-532. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#20

Coffin, Robert P. Tristram, 1892-1955.

Kennebec: cradle of Americans. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1937.

292 p.: 21 x 14.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Maitland de Gogorza [1896-1941]. Index: p. 285- 292. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. Signed by the author).

#21

Holden, Raymond P., 1894-1972.

The Merrimack. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1958.

306 p.: 21 x 14.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Aaron Kessler [1934- ]. Bibliography: p. 289- 296. Index: p. 297-306. In dustjacket. Inscribed by the illustrator).

#22The Mohawk by Codman Hislop

Hislop, Codman, 1906-1995.

The Mohawk. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1948.

367 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Letterio Calapai [1902- ]. Bibliography: p. 339-350. Index: p. 351-367. Designed by Stefan Salter [1907- ]. In dustjacket. Inscribed by the author).

#23

Bissell, Richard, 1913-1977.

The Monongahela. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1952.

239 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave II [1908-1968]. Bibliography: p. 231-233. Index: p. 235-239. In dustjacket).

#24

Braider, Donald, 1923-1976.

The Niagara. 1st ed.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972.

294 p.:21 x 14.5 cm.

(Illustrated with 28 line drawings and maps credited to the Power Authority of the State of New York and the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. Selected bibliography: p. 277-278. Index: p. 279-294. Designer, Ernst Reichl [1900- ]. In dustjacket, reproduced on cover: Niagara Falls by Edward Hicks, oil on wood, c.1835. Jacket design by Winston Potter. Inscribed by the author).

#25

Gutheim, Frederick, 1908-1993.

The Potomac. [Special Limited National Capital Sesquicentennial Edition].

New York: Rinehart, 1949.

436 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Mitchell Jamieson [1915-1976]. Bibliographical notes: p. 399-413. Index: p. 414-436. Designed by Stefan Salter 1907- ]. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. "This book is one of a Special Limited National Capital Sesquicentennial Edition of The Potomac". Signed by the author).

#26

Gutheim, Frederick, 1908-1993.

The Potomac. Rev. ed.

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1968.

344 p.: 26 x 18.5 cm.

(Illustrated Rivers of America Series. Illustrated with woodcuts by Mitchell Jamieson [1915-1976] and historic prints. Bibliographical notes: p. 313-324. Index: p. 325-344. In dustjacket. Pictorial cloth binding [by] J.[ohn] Filmer [1836?- ]).

#27

Footner, Hulbert, 1879-1944.

Rivers of the Eastern Shore: seventeen Maryland rivers. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1944.

375 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Aaron Sopher [1905-1972]. Sources: p. 362-368. Index: p. 369-375. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. "This books has been manufactured in accordance with paper conservation orders of the War Production Board"--verso of t-p).

#28

Beston, Henry, 1888-1958.

The St. Lawrence. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942.

274 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by A.Y. Jackson [1882-1974]. Index: p. 267-274. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers),

#29

Beston, Henry, 1888-1958.

The St. Lawrence. Armed Services ed.

New York: Editions for the Armed Services; published by arrangement with Farrar & Rinehart, 1942.

288 p.: 10 x 14 cm.

(Armed Services edition; K-12. "Overseas edition for the Armed Forces. Distributed by the Special Services Division, A.S.F., for the Army, and by the Bureau of Naval Personnel for the Navy. U.S. Government property. Not for sale. Published by Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., a non-profit organization established by the Council on Books in Wartime"-- on cover. Title on cover: The St. Lawrence: the story of a river. "About the author": p. 288. Paperbound).

#30

Beston, Henry, 1888-1958.

The St. Lawrence. [1st British ed.]

London, England: William Hodge, 1951.

272 p.: 22 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by A.Y. Jackson [1882-1974]. Maps on endpapers. Index: p. 267-272. In dustjacket [by] McLaren).

#31

Howe, Henry F., 1905-1977.

Salt Rivers of the Massachusetts Shore. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1951.

370 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave II [1908-1968]. Bibliography: p. 351-358. Index: p. 359-370. In dustjacket).

#32

Carmer, Carl, 1893-1976.

The Susquehanna. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1955.

493 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Stow Wengenroth [1906-1978]. Bibliography: p. 457-465. Index: p. 469-493. In dustjacket).

#33

Wildes, Harry Emerson, 1890-1982.

Twin Rivers: the Raritan and the Passaic. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1943.

390 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Angelo di Benedetto [1913-1992]. Bibliography: p. 371-383. Index: p. 384-390. Bibliographical note: p. 282. Bibliography: p. 283-293. Index: p. 294-304. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#34

Hill, Ralph Nading, 1917-1987.

The Winooski: heartway of Vermont. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1949.

304 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by George Daly [1912-1993]. Bibliography: p. 283- 293. Index: p. 294-304. Designed by Stefan Salter [1907- ]. In dustjacket). Inscribed by the illustrator).

#35


THE SOUTHEAST

Ross, Malcolm, 1895-1965.

The Cape Fear. 1st ed.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965.

340 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Bibliography: p. [323]-327. Index: p. [329]-340. Designer, Cynthia Muser. In dustjacket [designed by] Ben Feder, Inc).

#36

McCague, James, 1909-1997.

The Cumberland. 1st ed.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973.

225 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(llustrated by Charles Walker [1925- ]. Bibliography: p. 211- 213. Index: p. 217-225. Designer, Ernst Reichl [1900- ]. In dustjacket).

#37

Dykeman, Wilma, 1920?- .

The French Broad. 1st ed.

New York: Rinehart, 1955.

371 p.: 21 x 14.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Douglas Gorsline [1913-1985]. Bibliography: p. 349-356. Index: p. 357-371. In dustjacket. Inscribed by the author).

#38

Niles, Blair, 1880-1959.

The James. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1939.

359, [361-373] p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Edward Shenton [1895-1977]. Sources: p. 343-349. Index: p. 351- 359. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#39

Niles, Blair, 1880-1959.

The James: from Iron Gate to the sea. [Rev. & enl. ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1945.

335 p.: 21 x 14.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Edward Shenton [1895-1977]. Selected sources: p. 311-321. Index: p. 323-335. In dustjacket. "This book has been manufactured in accordance with paper conservation orders of the War Production Board." -- verso of t-p).

#40

Clark, Thomas D., 1903- .

The Kentucky.

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942?

[4] p.: 22 x 14 cm.

(Advertising brochure, with order form).

#41 The Kentucky by Thomas D. Clark

Clark, Thomas D., 1903- .

The Kentucky. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942.

431 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by John A. Spelman, III [1912-1969]. Bibliography: p. 411-420. Index: p. 421-431. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#42

Savage, Henry, Jr., 1903-1990.

River of the Carolinas: the Santee. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1956.

435 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Lamar Dodd [1909-1996]. Bibliography: p. 411-417. Index: p. 419-435. In dustjacket. Errata slip inserted).

#43

Stokes, Thomas L., 1898-1958.

The Savannah. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1951.

401 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Lamar Dodd [1909-1996]. Bibliography: p. 382-388. Index: p. 389-401. In dustjacket).

#44

Davis, Julia, 1900-1993.

The Shenandoah. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1945.

374 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Frederic Taubes [1900-1981]. Bibliography: p. 363-369. Index: p. 371-374. Maps by George Annand. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. "This book has been manufactured in accordance with the paper conservation orders of the War Production Board"--verso of t-p. Signed by the author).

#45

Davidson, Donald, 1893-1968.

The Tennessee: volume I, The old river: frontier to Secession. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1946.

342 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Theresa Sherrer Davidson [1893-1986]. Selected bibliography: p. 327-333. Index: p. 335-342. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#46

Davidson, Donald, 1893-1968.

The Tennessee: volume II, The new river: Civil War to TVA. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1948.

377 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Theresa Sherrer Davidson [1893-1986]. Selected bibliography: p. 364-370. Index: p. 371-377. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#47

Smith, Frank E., 1918-1997.

The Yazoo River. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1954.

362 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Janet E. Turner [1914-1988]. Acknowledgments and bibliography: p. 347-350. Index: p. 351-362. In dustjacket. Signed by the author).

#48


THE MIDWEST

Davis, Clyde Brion, 1894-1962.

The Arkansas. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1940.

340 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Donald McKay [1895-1974]. Index: p. 331-340. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#49The Chicago by Harry Hansen

Hansen, Harry, 1884-1977.

The Chicago. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942.

362 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Harry Timmins [1887-1963]. Sources: p. 349-354. Index: p. 355-362. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. Inscribed by the author. "The drawings on the title pages are from the sculptures by J.E. Fraser [1876-1953] on the pylons of the Michigan Avenue Bridge"--verso of t-p).

#50

Ellis, William Donohue, 1918- .

The Cuyahoga. 1st ed.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966.

302 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Kinley T. Shogren [1924-1991]. Bibliography: p. 293-295. Index: p. 296-302. Designer, Ernst Reichl [1900- ]. In dustjacket. Inscribed by the author).

#51

Shogren, Kinley T., 1924-1991.

Rivers of America: the Cuyahoga by William D. Ellis.

Drawing, pencil on paper, 22 x 30 cm.

(Proposed drawing for dustjacket of: The Cuyahoga by William Donohue Ellis).

#52

Shogren, Kinley T., 1924-1991.

Rivers of America: the Cuyahoga: crooked river by William Donohue Ellis.

Drawing, pencil on paper, 22.5 x 30 cm.

(Proposed drawing for dustjacket of: The Cuyahoga by William Donohue Ellis).

#53

Streeter, Floyd Benjamin, 1888-1956.

The Kaw: the heart of a nation. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1941.

371 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Isabel Bate [1911- ] and Harold Black [1913- 1993]. Bibliography: p. 353-359. Index: p. 361-371. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. Signed by the author).

#54

Gray, James, 1899-1984.

The Illinois. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1940.

355 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Aaron Bohrod [1907-1992]. Bibliography: p. 337- 344. Index: p. 345-355. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#55

Jones, Evan, 1915-1996.

The Minnesota: forgotten river. 1st ed.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1962.

306 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Harry Heim [1917- ]. Bibliography: p. 286-293. Index: p. 295-306. Designer, Ernst Reichl [1900- ]. In dustjacket. Inscribed by the illustrator).

#56

Heim, Harry, 1917- .

Black Dog Village.

Drawing, ink on paper, 30.5 x 34.5

(Illustration on p. [13]) of The Minnesota: forgotten river by Evan Jones).

#57

Havighurst, Walter, 1901-1994.

Upper Mississippi: a wilderness saga. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1937.

258, [259-269] p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by David [1909-1991] and Lolita Granahan [1908- 1991]. Index: p. 251-258. In dustjacket. Inscribed by the author. Rivers and American folk by Constance Lindsay Skinner [1877- 1939], p.[259-269]).

#58

Havighurst, Walter, 1901-1994.

Upper Mississippi: a wilderness saga. [Rev. ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1944.

305 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by David [1909-1991] and Lolita Granahan [1908- 1991]. Selected bibliography: p. 295-296. Index: p. 297-305. In dustjacket. "This book has been produced in accordance with paper conservation orders of the War Production Board"--verso of t-p).

#59

Carter, Hodding, 1907-1972.

Lower Mississippi. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942.

467 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by John McCrady [1911-1968]. Selected bibliography: p. 443-451. Index: p. 453-467. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. "For victory buy United States war savings bonds, stamps"--p [4] of d-j).

#60

Vestal, Stanley, 1887-1957.

The Missouri. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1945.

368 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Getlar Smith [1898-1958]. Maps by George Annand. Bibliography: p. 349-354. Index: p. 355-368. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. "This book has been manufactured in accordance with paper conservation orders of the War Production Board"--verso of t-p).

#61The Ohio by R.E. Banta

Banta, R.E., 1904-1977.

The Ohio. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1949.

592 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Edward Shenton [1895-1977]. Bibliography: p. 561- 577. Index: p. 579-592. Designed by Stefan Salter [1907- ]. In dustjacket).

#62

Banta, R.E., 1904-1977.

The Ohio. [1st British ed.]

London, England: William Hodge, 1951.

592 p.: 22.5 x 15 cm.

(Illustrated by Edward Shenton [1895-1977]. Bibliography: p. 561- 577. Index: p. 579-592. In dustjacket [by] McLaren).

#63

Dunn, James Taylor, 1912- .

The St. Croix: Midwest border river. 1st ed.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965.

309 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Gerald Hazzard [1923- ]. St. Croix sources: p. 293-298. Index: p. 299-309. Designer, Ernst Reichl [1900- ]. In dustjacket. Inscribed by the author).

#64

Dunn, James Taylor, 1912- .

The St. Croix: Midwest border river. 1st ed.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965.

309 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Gerald Hazzard [1923- ]. St. Croix sources: p. 293-298. Index: p. 299-309. Designer, Ernst Reichl [1900- ]. In slip case. "This edition of The St. Croix: Midwest border river has been limited to five hundred copies and signed by the author. This is number 282"--p. [i]).

#65The Sangamon by Edgar Lee Masters

Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950.

The Sangamon. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942.

258 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Lynd Ward [1905-1985]. Index: p. 246-258. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#66

Wilson, William E., 1906-1988.

The Wabash. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1940.

339 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by John de Martelly [1903-1979]. Bibliography: p. 325-332. Index: p. 333-339. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#67

Derleth, August, 1909-1971.

The Wisconsin: river of a thousand isles. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942.

366 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by John Steuart Curry [1897-1946]. Bibliograpy: p. 339-345. Index: p. 347-366. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. "This War and You. How much have you invested in Democracy? ... [by] August Derleth"--p [4] of d-j).

#68


THE WEST

Sanborn, Margaret, 1915- .

The American: river of El Dorado. [1st ed.]

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1974.

354 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Jerry Helmrich [1930-1995]. Bibliography: p. 333- 344. Index: p. 345-354. Designer, Ernst Reichl [1900- ]. In dustjacket, designed by Bob Korn. Inscribed by the author).

#69

Holbrook, Stewart H., 1883-1964.

The Columbia. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1956.

393 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Ernest Richardson [1900-1981]. Bibliography: p. 377-381. Index: p. 383-393. In dustjacket).

#70

Holbrook, Stewart H., 1883-1964.

The Columbia River. 1st ed.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965.

89 p.: 23 x 17 cm.

(Written for young people. Illustrated by Paul Laune [1899- ]. Index: p. [85]-89. "Holt library edition" [for young readers] -- p. [4] of cover. Pictorial library binding. In dustjacket).

#71

Waters, Frank, 1902-1995.

The Colorado. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1946.

400 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Nicolai Fechin [1881-1955]. Maps by George Annand. Reference appendix: 389-393. Glossary: p. 395-396. Index: p. 397-400. In dustjacket).

#72

Waters, Frank, 1902-1995.

The Colorado.

New York: National Travel Club, 1946.

400 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Nicolai Fechin [1881-1955]. Maps by George Annand. Reference appendix: p. 389-393. Glossary: p. 395-396. Index: p. 397-400. In dustjacket).

#73

Waters, Frank, 1902-1995.

The Colorado. [Armed Services ed.]

New York: Editions for the Armed Services; published by

arrangement with Rinehart, 1946.

384 p.: 16.5 x 10.5

(Armed Services Edition; 1236. Maps by George Annand. Glossary: p. 381-384. "Overseas edition for the Armed Forces. Distributed by the Special Services Division, W.D., for the Army, and by the Bureau of Naval Personnel for the Navy. U.S. Government property. Not for sale. Published by Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., a non-profit organization established by the Council on Books in Wartime."--on cover. Paperbound).

#74

Hutchison, Bruce, 1901-1992.

The Fraser.

Toronto, Canada: Clarke, Irwin, 1950?

[2] p.: 20.5 x 14 cm.

(Advertising brochure, with order form).

#75

Hutchison, Bruce, 1901-1992.

The Fraser. [1st ed.]

Toronto, Canada: Clarke, Irwin, 1950.

368 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Richard Bennett [1899-1971]. Bibliography: p. 351-355. Index: p. 357-368. In dustjacket).

#76

Corle, Edwin, 1906-1956.

The Gila: river of the Southwest. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1951.

402 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Ross Santee [1889-1965]. Bibliography: p. 377- 386. Index: p. 387-402. In dustjacket).

#77

Morgan, Dale L., 1914-1971.

The Humboldt: highroad of the West. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1943.

374 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Arnold Blanch [1896-1968]. Bibligraphy: 355-365. Index: p. 367-374. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. "War Edition. Complete text--reduced size in accordance with paper conservation orders of the War Production Board."--front inside flap of d-j).

#78The Mackenzie by Leslie Roberts

Roberts, Leslie, 1876-1980.

The Mackenzie. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1949.

276 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Thoreau MacDonald [1901-1989]. Bibliography: p. 255-256. Index: p. 257-276. Designed by Stefan Salter [1907- ]. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#79

Burt, Struthers, 1882-1954.

Powder River: let 'er buck. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1938.

389, [391-403] p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Ross Santee [1889-1965]. Bibliography: p. 377- 380. Index: p. 381-389. Rivers and American folk by Constance Lindsay Skinner, p. [391-403] In dustjacket).

#80

[Burt, Struthers, 1882-1954.

Powder River: let 'er buck. Armed Services ed.

New York: Editions for the Armed Services; published by arrangement with Rinehart, 1946?]

349 p.: 11.5 x 16.5

(Armed Services Edition; B-53. Bibliography: p. 337-338. Rivers and American folk by Constance Lindasy Skinner, p. 341-349. "About the author", p. [350]. "This book is intended for use by the United States Armed Forces only, and is not to be reprinted and is the property of the U.S. Government. It has been published by the Council on Books in Wartime, and is distributed by the Special Services Division, A.S.F. for the Army and by the Bureau of Naval Personnel for the Navy."--on cover. Lacking title page. Paperbound).

#81

Horgan, Paul, 1903- .

Great River: the Rio Grande in North American history. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1954.

2 v.: 23.5 x 16 cm.

(Illustrations by Paul Horgan [1903- ]. CONTENTS: v. 1-Indians and Spain; Sources for volume one, by chapters: p. 443-447. v.2- Mexico and the United States; Sources for volume two, by chapters: p. 949-953; General bibliography: p. 957-977; Names of the Rio Grande: p. 981; Index: p. 985-1020. In slip case.

Pictorial endpapers. "This limited edition of 1,000 copies, of which 950 are for sale, has been especially illustrated and signed by the author."--p. [i], v.1).

#82

Fisher, Anne B., 1898-1967.

The Salinas: upside-down river. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1945.

316 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Walter K. Fisher [1878-1953]. Bibliography: p. 305-308. Note by the illustrator: p. 309. Index: p. 311-316. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. "This book has been manufactured in accordance with the paper conservation orders of the War Production Board." -- verso of t-p).

#83

Dana, Julian, 1902-1961.

The Sacramento: river of gold. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1939.

294, [295-307] p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by J. O'H[ara]. Cosgrave II [1908-1968]. Index: p. 285-294. In dustjacket. Map on endpapers. Rivers and American Folk by Constance Lindsay Skinner [1877-1939], p. [295-397]).

#84

Lewis, Oscar, 1893- .

The Sacramento River. 1st ed.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970.

89 p.: 23 x 17 cm.

(Written for young people. "Rivers of America Series for Young Readers"--d-j. Illustrated by Michael Hampshire. Index: p. 86-89. In dustjacket. "Holt Library edition" --on back cover).

#85

Campbell, Marjorie Wilkins, 1901-1986.

The Saskatchewan. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1950.

400 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Illingworth H. Kerr [1905-1989]. Bibliography: p. 375-380. Index: p. 381-400. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#86

Mathews, Richard, 1937- .

The Yukon. 1st ed.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968.

313 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Bryan Forsyth [1910-1986]. Bibliography: p. 303- 308. Index: p. 309-313. Designer, Ernst Reichl [1900- ]. In dustjacket. Signed and inscribed by the author).


THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE

#87The Chagres: river of westward passage by John Easter Minter

Minter, John Easter, 1912-1993.

The Chagres: river of westward passage. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1948.

418 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by William Wellons [1910- ]. Bibliography: p. 393-403. Index: p. 405-418. Designed by Stefan Salter [1907- ]. In dustjacket. Inscribed by the illustrator).

#88


FLORIDA RIVERS: THE EVERGLADES

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman, 1890- .

"An earlier Pocahontas".

Reader's Digest, Nov. 1947.

[17-20] p.: 19.5 x 13.5 cm.

(Article from Reader's Digest. "Copyright 1947, Marjory Stoneman Douglas. To be published November 6 at $3.50 by Rinehart & Co., 232 Madison Ave., New York 16, N.Y."-- p. [17]).

#89The Everglades: river of grass by Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman, 1890- .

The Everglades: river of grass. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1947.

406 p.: 21 x 14.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Robert Fink ([905-1989]. Designed by Stefan Salter. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers).

#90

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman, 1890- .

"The Everglades: condensed from the book.

Reader's Digest, May 1948.

[83-89] p.: 19.5 x 13.5 cm.

(Article from Reader's Digest. "The Everglades," copyright 1947 by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 33rd volume in the "Rivers of America Series," is published at $3.50 by Rinehart & Co., 232 Madison Ave., New York 16, N.Y."--p. [83]).

#91

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman, 1890- .

The Everglades: river of grass. [1st ed.]

New York: Rinehart, 1947.

406 p.: 21 x 114.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Robert Fink [1905-1989]. Designed by Stefan Salter[ 1907- ]. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. "This is number 239 of the FLORIDA EDITION of The Everglades, signed by the author Marjory Stoneman Douglas").

#92

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman, 1890- .

The Everglades: river of grass.

Coconut Grove, FL: Hurricane House, c1947, 8th printing.

406 p.: 20.5 x 13.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Robert Fink [1905-1989]. Designed by Stefan Salter [1907- ]. Paperbound).

#93

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman, 1890- .

The Everglades: river of grass.

New York: Rinehart, c1947, [1959].

406 p.: 20.5 x 13.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Robert Fink [1905-1989]. Designed by Stefan Salter [1907- ]. Paperback. 1959 printing. Variant cover).

#94

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman, 1890- .

The Everglades: river of grass. [Rev. ed.]

New York: Ballantine Books, c1947, 1974.

308 p.: 18 x 11 cm.

(A Mockingbird Book. Illustrated by Robert Fink [1905-1989]. First printing, 1974. Paperback. Cover photo courtesy of Alpha Photos).

#95

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman, 1890- .

The Everglades: river of grass. [Rev. ed.]

Miami, FL: Banyan Books, 1978.

447 p.: 21 x 14.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Robert Fink [1905-1989]. Designed by Stefan Salter [1907- ]. In dustjacket designed by Bernard Lipsky. Maps of Florida and the Everglades on endpapers).

#96

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman, 1890- .

The Everglades: river of grass. [Rev. ed.]

Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, c1947, 1988.

448 p.: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Robert Fink [1905-1989]. Designed by Stephan Salter [1907- ]. Maps of Florida and the Everglades on endpapers. In dustjacket. Jacket art and design by Frank Cochrane Associates, Sarasota, Florida. Jacket art based on original drawing by Robert Fink).

#97

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman, 1890- .

The Everglades: river of grass. [Rev. ed.]

[Marietta, GA]: Mockingbird Books, c1947, 1995.

308 p.: 18 x 11 cm.

(A Mockingbird Book. Illustrated by Robert Fink [1905-1989]. Paperback. Cover photograph by Claudine Laabs).

#98

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman, 1890- .

The Everglades: river of grass. [50th Anniversary Ed.]

Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 1997.

478 p.: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Robert Fink [1905-1989]. Maps of Florida and the Everglades on endpapers. Special 50th Anniversary Edition. In dustjacket. Jacket art by Frank Cochrane Associates, based on original drawing by Robert Fink. Jacket design by Carol Tornatore).

#99


THE SUWANNEE RIVER

Matschat, Cecile Hulse, 1895-1976.

Suwannee River: strange green land. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1938.

296, [297-309] p.: 21 x 14.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Alexander Key [1904-1979]. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. Rivers and American folk, by Constance Lindsay Skinner [1877-1939], p. [297-309].).

#100Suwannee River: strange green land by Cecile Hulse Matschat

Matschat, Cecile Hulse, 1895-1976.

Suwannee River: strange green land.

New York: Literary Guild of America, 1938.

296 p.: 21 x 14.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Alexander Key [1904-1979]. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. Rivers and American folk, by Constance Lindsay Skinner [1877-1939], p. [297-309]).

#101

Matschat, Cecile Hulse, 1895-1976.

Suwannee River: strange green land. [1st British ed.]

London, England: William Hodge, 1951.

256 p.: 22 x 14.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Alexander Key [1904-1979]. In dustjacket [by] McLaren).

#102


THE HILLSBOROUGH

Jahoda, Gloria.

River of the Golden Ibis.

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973.

408 p.: 23.5 x 16.5 cm.

(Illustrated by Ben F. Stahl, Jr. Designer, Ernst Reichl [1900- ]. In dustjacket. Maps on endpapers).

#103The St. Johns: a parade of diversities by Branch Cabell and A.J. Hanna



THE ST. JOHNS

Cabell, Branch, 1879-1958, and A.J. Hanna, 1893-1978.

The St. Johns: a parade of diversities. [1st ed.]

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1943.

324 p.: 21 x 14 cm.

(Illustrated by Doris Lee [1905-1983]. In dustjacket. Pictorial endpapers. "War Edition. Complete text--reduced size in accordance with paper conservation orders of the War Production Board"--inside flap of d-j).