natural history

22466 River-land, R.W.Chambers, E.Shippen Green, ill.

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

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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21598 My Land and Water Friends by Bamford, illust Bridgman.

My Land and Water Friends.

Nineteen chapters with titles like "A Grasshopper's Remarks", chatty observations by the animals on their lives and relatives, filled with small, less fanciful, drawings. By an Oakland, California author of numerous books about natural science and history for children, this book being her first.
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The Little Island.

Intense colours in this early edition.



I'm in Charge of Celebrations.

A young girl in the desert makes her own celebrations: Green Cloud Day, Coyote Day, Dust Devil Day.Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



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