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_____ALBANY TO TAPPAN
A reprint of the scarce 1906 walking tour of the West Bank of the Hudson by the author of "Old Mine Road". He read all the histories and combines it with the recollections of the older inhabitants he visits along the way. 174pp P $14.95
_____ALL THAT IS GLORIOUS AROUND US Paintings from The Hudson River School
by John Driscoll. This volume presents through their paintings the major artists of the Hudson River School, along with many lesser-known figures. Beautifull in Full color! 11.5 x9.5 - 144 pages - Illus. - Bibliography - Cloth - $45.00
_____CHRONICLES OF THE HUDSON
Van Zant. Reprint of his hard to find compilation of Hudson River writings with an evironmental bent. Great to have it back! P $25.95
_____DUTCH VILLAGE COMMUNITIES of the HUDSON
Elting, Irving A reprint of the 1886 study of Dutch influence on the social and political development of Hudson River Communities. New Paltz is used as a model. 68pp P $8.95
_____HISTORIC HOUSES OF THE HUDSON VALLEY
Eberlein and Hubbard. Oversized Dover reprint of this 1942 beauty. Over 200 B&W photos with histories and descriptions of 123 buildings on both sides of the river. full index, maps 208pp P $14.95
Carl Carmer. The Hudson is less a formal historical account of the discovery and development of the river than a personal, anecdotal view of it. Included are tales of white-sailed sloops and steamboat racing from Albany to New York; of old whalers and trader sea dogs of the Catskill shore; of showboats playing anti-rent melodramas to incite farmers against their landlords; of great disasters and heroic deeds; of the efforts of the Hudson River School to capture "sublimity" on canvas; of the quarrelsome, rough-and-tumble life of the Dutch along the river's banks; and many more. "[Carmer] tells the story of what I consider to be the most scenic of all American rivers through a series of episodes handed down to Jrom generation to generation. The style is intimate and his manner of story-telling is mesmeric. And when you've turned the last page, you've been entertained and educated about the heartland of early America. " Harry Sayen The Trenton Times 7x10 338 pp/illus $22.00 paper
_____Hudson River Almanac, Vol. II (1995-1996), III (1996-1997) IV (1997-1998 Due December)
New York State Deptartment of Environmental Conservation, Hudson River Estuary Management Program/Tom Lake, editor. DEC Commissioner Michael Zagata sees this almanac as "a partnership between citizen volunteers, state government and private donors. Collectively these groups and individuals have been responsible for recording hundreds of observations from Lake Tear of the Clouds to New York Harbor. Their concern, dedication, and positive response have created a valuable record of the natural history of flora and fauna that will serve to guide and inform users of the Hudson River for years to come."
"In reading the Almanac, we can see in our mind's eye, the spawning of the shad, the flight of the swallows, the migration of the monarchs. Moreover, by annually recording observations of life, we can detect changes over time and, when needed, investigate the reason(s) why."-Robert H. Boyle Exceptional graphics set off this compilation of the work of hundreds. 128 pages, illus., 8.5 x 11, paper EACH $10.00
_____Hudson River An Adventure From the Mountains to the Sea
Peter Lourie. His beautifully documented, full-color journey from Lake Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan is now available as a Paperback. 10.5x8 48 pages $9.95
_____HUDSON RIVER AND CATSKILL MOUNTAINS
Ingersol, Ernest. A reprinted 1910 guide with detailed information and 6 fold-out maps depicting the entire valley. Filled with the historic events, geologic formations and name origins of everything on both sides of the river. A must for boaters & regional history buffs. 245pp P $15.95
_____The Hudson River Guidebook
Arthur G. Adams. The first comprehensive guide to the Hudson since the works of Ernest Ingersoll were published in the early 1900s, this guidebook arrives to fill the need for a detailed, point-by-point guide to the river from its intersection with the Atlantic to its source in the Adirondacks. Adams offers his reader five routes by which to tour the region. The traveler can venture directly up the main steamboat channel, or choose road and rail routes on the east and west shore of the river. Maps for each route are included, together with suggestions for excursions to many points of local and historical interest along the way. Over 250 photographs and paintings, and excerpts from American authors pepper the book, giving multiple perspectives of the region's long history. For the armchair as well as the actual traveler, from the Abyssal Plain to Doodletown and Chevaux de-Frise, past Anthony's nose, Burden's ironworks, and the Saratoga Battle Field to the Hudson's source at Lake Tear of the Clouds -- this is the perfect traveling guide to the Hudson River region, rich in its history and culture, and ever-plentiful in its breathtaking sights.
8 1/2 x 11 593 pp with over 250 phtographs, maps. and tables $25.00 paperback
_____THE HUDSON RIVER IN LITERATURE
Arthur G. Adams. Poems, essays and excerpts from writings by authors inspired by the Hudson. - ISBN 0 8232-1202-5 ; 6 x 9 - 338 pages - illus. - Paper - $19.95
_____The Hudson River 1850-1918 A Photographic Portrait
Jeffrey Simpson. Life on the Hudson River in over 125 b&w photographs - factories, monuments, mansions, celebrities, farmers, Shakers, Mountain Men, immigrants, cadets, students, swells, and ships & boats of all manner - from Lake Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan - a chronicle of the vitality of life on the Hudson. 8.5x11.5 index 202 pages Cloth $29.95
_____The Hudson Through the Years
Arthur G. Adams has nurtured a lifelong interest in the Hudson River and its surrounding region. He has spent much of his life exploring its highways, byways, waterways, and foot trails from the Atlantic Coastal inlets to the Catskill and Berkshire Mounain Peaks.
The Hudson Through the Years chronicles the history of the Hudson River region of New York State through five centuries, from its early inhabitants: its many Native American tribes and early Dutch and English settlers, through its current day residents. Tracing the history of the region from the American Revolution to the present, Adams incorporates the spread of industrialism. infrastructure, and transportation with tales of the early steamboats, ferries, horseboats, the Erie, Champlain, Iron and Anthracite canals, through the development of the trolleys, railroads, and automobiles. The book also includes details about the art and architecture of the region.
Included in the book are data about NewYork's governors, political administrations, U.S. presidents, and British sovereigns, ferry and train routes and schedules, maps and tables, and statistics for population growth over the last five centuries. Also included is a helpful selected bibliography. photographs, 8 1/2 x I I 334 pp. $19.95 paperback
_____THE HUDSON RIVER BY PEN AND PENCIL
Woodward, W.D. Reprint of the 1888 tour of the Hudson River by boat illustrated with 60 wood engravings. Oversized 52pp P $7.95
_____HUDSON VALLEY LIVES (NOW "Hudson Valley Reader")
Marransa, Bonnie. A collection of writings on the Hudson Valley from the 17th century to the present. A Great introduction to the area AND some excellent writing. A beautiful cover too. 403pp P $19.95
_____LETTERS ABOUT THE HUDSON RIVER 1835-1837
(?) Catty, opinionated, factual and filled with hyperbole, this is a compilation of newspaper columns one eloquent traveler wrote about his rambles throughout the Hudson Valley in the 1830's. reprint of a scarce book P $12.95
_____Life Along the Hudson Wood Engravings of Hudson River Subjects from Harper's Weekly, 1859-1903.
edited by Valice F. Ruge. 90 Black & White and 8 hand-colored illustrations by some of America's most celebrated artists, plus the original Harper's text grace this coffee-table size (10"x12") book documenting the way of life on the Hudson. Ice Harvesting, Ice Yatching, West Point . . . all come alive in these beautiful illustrations. $45
_____LIGHTHOUSES AND LEGENDS OF THE HUDSON
Glunt, Ruth R.. New edition with details of everyday life in 9 Hudson Valley lighthouses by the wife of the last keeper of the Saugerties Lighthouse. (now open to the public) 154pp. B&W photos H $20.00
_____The Lower Reaches of the Hudson
William Gekle. A brief history of the Hudson River from the early exploration to the 20th century -- personal, anecdotal and delightful. maps b&w illus,104 pages 8.5x11 Paper $$9.95
_____ROCK SCENERY of the HUDSON HIGHLANDS
Wyckoff, J. A geological guide B&W photos w. index 95p P $5.95
_____The Romance of the Hudson
Benson J Lossing. Three articles from Harper's, and their attendant b&w illustrations, about the capture of Major John Andre, and the history, lore and legends of life on the Hudson. 42 pages 8.5x11 Paper $10.00
_____RONDOUT: A HUDSON RIVER PORT
Steuding, Robert. This Catskill Mt. author (see:Last of the Hand Made Dams) recounts this Hudson River port's story--floods, fires and plagues, commercial enterprise, personal fortunes, from the early days of Dutch settlement to the 19th century and the construction of the Delaware and Hudson Canal to the days of Kingston Point, and finally to its declining years. P 205pp $24.00
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