River-land. R W Chambers, E S Green illus, 1904 1st.

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On a beautiful summer day, Geraldine and her older brother explore the animals of the river; the animals talk with the children, each with an individual voice, from the evil mosquito to the philosophical wood duck. In the tradition of Victorian nature study, the author blends current scientific knowledge with fantasy.

Chambers is best known for his horror/science fiction stories, less well known for his many books of popular fiction and his children's series: Outdoorland (1902), Orchard-Land (1903), River-Land (1904), Forest-Land (1905) , Mountain-Land (1906) , and Garden-Land (1907). The latter books grew from memories of his own childhood summer days at his grandfather's house outside Broadalbin in upstate New York and his interest in entomology. As an adult writer, Chambers divided his time between New York City and the 800 acre Broadalbin estate which his famous architect brother redesigned and relandscaped. He is buried in Broadalbin.

Elizabeth Shippen Green was a prolific and well known illustrator, influenced by Maxfield Parrish and for many years one of the "Rose Girls" trio with Jessie Willcox Smith and Violet Oakley..

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22466 River-land, R.W.Chambers, E.Shippen Green, ill.
22466 River-land, R.W.Chambers, E.Shippen Green, ill.
22466 River-land, R.W.Chambers, E.Shippen Green, ill.
22466 River-land, R.W.Chambers, E.Shippen Green, ill.
22466 River-land, R.W.Chambers, E.Shippen Green, ill.
22466 River-land, R.W.Chambers, E.Shippen Green, ill.
22466 River-land, R.W.Chambers, E.Shippen Green, ill.
River-land
Chambers, Robert W.
/Elizabeth Shippen Green, illustrator.
New York and London: Harper and Brothers Publisher, 1904, 1st, tp; lovely all around full size, full colour illustration on cloth boards, on the front, Peter observes the wide river from the bank while Geraldine pulls off her stockings; frontis identical to top board and 7 other coloured plates, heading of each chapter is a fine half page sepia drawing of the river creatures in their environment (unattributed, also by Green?); thick polished card pages, 7.25 x 9.5"; 92 pp.
Juvenile hardback.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus, no names or other marks, opens freely but no cracks or separations: straight and tight, illustrated boards and gilt bright and clear,(one tiny spot on back) some tips of corners rubbed through and rubbed spine ends pushed, plates nice (Penelope's photo lightly foxed), pages flat and clean.
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22466 River-land, R.W.Chambers, E.Shippen Green, ill.
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