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BESTON, Henry. The St. Lawrence. Illustrated by A.Y. Jackson. New York : Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First Edition with the publisher's device on the copyright page. Pp (8), ix-xi, (5), 3-274. 8vo, blue cloth.
No. 20 in the Rivers of America series.
Fitzgerald, The Rivers of America : A Descriptive Bibliography S24.
Henry Beston (b. June 1, 1888, Boston, Mass. - d. April 15, 1968, Nobleboro, Maine) was a writer and naturalist, most famous for his 1925 classic, The Outermost House.
Two spreads and many text illustrations by Jackson.
Part I. Ontario to Montreal.
1. Arrival in New France;
2. The City on the Rock;
3. The American Captives;
4. The Great Siege from the French Side of the Lines;
5. The Golden Age of the Canoe (pp.76-87);
6. Old French Canada.
Part II. Montreal to Quebec.
7. Legends for a Winter Night;
8. "Le Pulp";
9. Sunday on the River;
10. A Pause by the Current;
11. Episode on the Côte Nord.
Part III. Quebec to the Sea.
12. St Lawrence Sky;
13. Wild Life of the Stream;
14. Small Birds to the North;
15. Indian Pilgrimage.
"This is the story of one of the world's great rivers, the greatest in eastern America. A northern stream, it flows through great reaches of timber land that stretch unbroken toward the pole; on its waters ships have moved for centuries and on its banks great historical dramas have been enacted.
The St. Lawrence is an international river; her rugged shorelines are at once Canadian and American, and the people who live along them, of no matter what origin, are citizens of the North American continent. The river is a living symbol of a great historical background and of the peace andbrotherhood that exists between the United States and Canada.
In the St. Lawrence country are to be found not only Americans and Canadians, with their towns and cities, but another and older civilization which exists nowherein the world but here. French Canada, which has been important in the history of North America, is part of the story of the St. Lawrence and Mr. Beston tells of it here in writing of truly compassionate beauty." from the dj.
Very slight edgewear,some edge spotting, faint patch of stain to three-inch portion of extreme outer margin of first 2 leaves, else very good in spine-chipped, price-clipped dustjacket with light dampstaing to edges of its rear panel. 75.00
Title: St. Lawrence. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, New York, 1942,: 1942
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