IN BLUE CREEK CANON by Ann C. Ray, First Edition, VERY RARE: Old West, Mountains
A first edition copy of IN BLUE CANON by a noted late 19th century CHILDREN’S BOOK author, by Anna Chapin Ray, portrays a fictional account of children growing up in the mountains of the old West. An excerpt from the book:
"A strong southeast wind was blowing up the cańon and driving before it the dense yellow smoke which rolled up from the great red chimneys of the smelter. To the east and west of the town, the mountains rose abruptly, their steep sides bare or covered with patches of yellow pine. At the north, the cańon closed in to form a narrow gorge between the mountains; but towards the south it opened out into a broad valley, through which the swiftly rushing creek twisted and turned along its willow-bordered bed. A half mile below the town the creek suddenly broadened into a little lake that was now frozen over, forming a sheet of dazzling ice, upon which a quartette of boys and girls were darting about on skates."
- Publisher: Boston — Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. 1892
- Condition: The boards and binding are in good condition. No interior markings. Normal wear for a book of 150 years old, with minor stains to boards.
A wonderful fictional account of children growing up in the mountains of the old West by a noted and highly published author of the time.