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The Salinas: Upside-Down River., Anne B. Fisher (1898-1967).
1 Anne B. Fisher (1898-1967). The Salinas: Upside-Down River.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart Inc., 1945 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Rivers of America, Vol. 28. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. xvii, 316 pp. Series title page, title page, black-and-white illustrations by Walter K. Fisher throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped red cloth, spine blocked in black and titled in gilt, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight, shelf wear, no dust-jacket. Previous owner name and address stamp on front free end paper. SIGNED by author on half-title. Very Good. The Salinas River is the longest river of the central coast of California. This book was written and illustrated by a husband and wife team - Anne Fisher wrote it and her husband Walter Fisher illustrated it. The two were married and lived in Salinas, California. Reference: Fitzgerald, The Rivers of America, No. 28, S33. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Fraser., Bruce Hutchison (1901-1992).
2 Bruce Hutchison (1901-1992). The Fraser.
Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Co., 1950 First Edition Hardcover Used: Good Hardcover 
First Clark, Irwin printing. Series: Rivers of America, Vol. 44. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. [xii], 368 pp. Illustrated double title pages, map of the Fraser River, black and white illustrations by Richard Bennett throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Olive cloth over boards, spine blocked in blue and titled in gilt, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine ends softened, illustrated dust jacket toned and chipped, closed tear and a black mark on rear panel. Gift inscription on front free end-paper, previous ownerâ??s address label on front pastedown. Good. The Fraser River is the longest river in British Columbia, Canada. Bruce Hutchison was a Canadian journalist whose career spanned seventy-five years and included fifteen books, hundreds of magazine articles, and thousands of newspaper stories. He was the editorial director for The Vancouver Sun, for which he wrote until his death in 1992. Richard Bennett was an illustrator and author of children's books who illustrated 200 books. He worked primarily with woodcuts, and used them in over 50 books. Reference: Fitzgerald, The Rivers of America, No. 44, F1. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Suwannee River: Strange Green Land., Cecile Hulse Matschat (1895-1976).
3 Cecile Hulse Matschat (1895-1976). Suwannee River: Strange Green Land.
New York: The Literary Guild of America, Inc., 1938 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST AND ONLY LITERARY GUILD PRINTING. Series: Rivers of America, Vol. 3. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. x, 296, [xi] pp. Illustrated title page, black and white illustrations by Alexander Key throughout, bibliography, glossary, index; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped green cloth over boards, spine titled in gilt, decorative end pages, top edge stained dark green, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, head and tail of spine softened, top edge of covers faded, dust jacket chipped and worn. Very Good. Cecile Hulse Matschat was an American geographer and botanist, and author of many books about gardening and landscaping. She was also an accomplished artist, and illustrated many of her own books. This one, about the Suwannee River, its history, and society, was illustrated by Alexander Key (1904-1979). Key grew up on the Suwannee River. He was an author and illustrator of several children's books, among them Escape to Witch Mountain and Return to Witch Mountain, both of which were made into films in the 1970s. Reference: Fitzgerald, The Rivers of America, No. 3, S65. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Great Salt Lake., Dale L. Morgan (1914-1971).
4 Dale L. Morgan (1914-1971). The Great Salt Lake.
New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1947 First Edition Hardcover Used: Good Hardcover 
Series: The American Lakes Series, Vol. 8. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 6 inches. 431 pp. Series title page and title page illustrated in green ink, 27 black and white photographs, 6 maps, index; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth titled and illustrated in gilt over boards, spine titled in gilt, maps in end pages, fore-edge untrimmed, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, shelf wear, dust jacket substantially chipped and missing bottom third of front panel. INSCRIBED by author April 1, 1947. Good. Dale Morgan was an accomplished American historian and writer. He specialized in the history of Utah, Mormonism, the American fur trade, and overland trails. This book, the eight installment of the American Lakes Series, is about Utah's Great Salt Lake. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Humboldt: Highroad of the West., Dale L. Morgan (1914-1971).
5 Dale L. Morgan (1914-1971). The Humboldt: Highroad of the West.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1943 Used: Very Good 
Series: Rivers of America, Vol. 23. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. x, 367 pp. Series title page and title page illustrated in brown and black ink, black and white illustrations by Arnold Blanch throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped gray cloth over boards, spine blocked in brown and titled in gilt, decorative end pages, top edge stained yellow, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, spine ends softened, edges dust soiled, corners bumped, light shelf wear, dust jacket rubbed and chipped, original $2.50 price on inside panel crossed out in pencil. Very Good. Dale Morgan was an accomplished American historian and writer. He specialized in the history of Utah, Mormonism, the American fur trade, and overland trails. Arnold Blanch (1896-1968) was an American artist known for his paintings and lithographs of landscapes and still lifes. This book, illustrated by Blanch and demonstrating Morgan's comprehensive research and vivid writing style, is about the Humboldt River in Nevada. Reference: Fitzgerald, The Rivers of America, No. 23, H26. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Chagres: River of Westward Passage., John Easter Minter, Jr. (1912-1993).
6 John Easter Minter, Jr. (1912-1993). The Chagres: River of Westward Passage.
Scranton, PA: Rinehart & Company, 1948 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Rivers of America, Vol. 37. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. xiv, 418 pp. Series title page and title page illustrated in maroon ink, black and white illustrations by William Wellons throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped beige cloth over boards, spine blocked in brown and titled in gilt and brown, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar, top edge stained maroon; binding square and tight, a few small water spots on top edge, spine ends softened, convex crease along length of spine, dust jacket toned and chipped, booksellerâ??s price sticker on front flap. Very Good. John Easter Minter, Jr. was an American journalist. He served in World War II and received a Silver Star Medal for his service. He suggested writing a book about the Chagres to the editor of the Rivers series, Hervey Allen. His idea was to expand the scope of the series beyond North America, and suggested the Chagres River, the largest river in the Panama Canal's watershed, because the Canal Zone was in American territory. The book includes illustrations, including maps, by William Wellons (b. 1910), an American artist and educator. Reference: Fitzgerald, The Rivers of America, No. 37, C2. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Mackenzie., Leslie Roberts (1896-1980).
7 Leslie Roberts (1896-1980). The Mackenzie.
New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1949 First Edition Hardcover Used: Good Hardcover 
Series: Rivers of America, Vol. 39. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. xii, 276 pp. Series title page and title page illustrated in brown ink, black and white illustrations by Thoreau MacDonald throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped blue cloth over boards, spine blocked in black and titled in gilt, decorative end pages; binding square and tight, spine faded, small white spot on front cover, light shelf wear. Good. Leslie Roberts published a variety of works, including magazine articles, a novel, histories, and biographies. He was honored by Canada in 1967 with the award of the Centennial Medal for his service in both World Wars. It was while on a military trip to the Mackenzie just after V-J Day that Roberts had the idea to write a book for the Rivers of America series about the Mackenzie, the largest and longest river system in Canada. The book is illustrated by Thoreau MacDonald (1901-1989). MacDonald was a Canadian artist. He worked in many mediums, but due to his colorblindness his work was primarily in black and white. Reference: Fitzgerald, The Rivers of America, No. 39, M1. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Cape Fear., Malcolm Ross (1895-1965).
8 Malcolm Ross (1895-1965). The Cape Fear.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Rivers of America, Vol. 57. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. x, 340 pp. Map of Cape Fear River, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped blue cloth over boards, spine blocked in dark blue and titled in gilt and dark blue, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, indentation on top edge of text block. Very Good. Malcolm Ross was an American journalist and author. He was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to head the Fair Employment Practice Committee in 1943, a position he held until 1946. In 1943 he was chosen for the Honor Roll of Race Relations by the Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature of the New York Public Library, for helping improve race relations. His article in National Geographic, "North Carolina, Dixie Dynamo," may have inspired Holt, Rinehart and Winston to commission him to write The Cape Fear. Reference: Fitzgerald, The Rivers of America, No. 57, C1. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Missouri., Stanley Vestal (1887-1957).
9 Stanley Vestal (1887-1957). The Missouri.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart Inc., 1945 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Rivers of America, Vol. 27. 8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. x, 368 pp. Series title page and title page illustrated in blue ink, black and white illustrations by Getlar Smith throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped green cloth over boards, spine blocked in black and titled in gilt, decorative end pages, illustrated dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, shelf wear, bottom edge of boards water-stained, dust jacket chipped and torn at extremities, price-clipped. Very Good. Stanley Vestal was the first Rhodes Scholar from the state of Oklahoma. He was a well-known and respected historian of the American West, especially of American Indians. Vestal was the author of over two dozen books. This is, about the Missouri River, is illustrated by Getlar Smith (1898-1958). Smith was an American painter and muralist. His work has been exhibited in many museums and galleries, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Carnegie Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Brooklyn Museum. Reference: Fitzgerald, The Rivers of America, No. 27, M7. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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