Theresa Sherrer Davidson pencil-signed woodblock print, also titled in pencil in margin: THE RIVER OF THE CHEROKEE (ed. 25), depicting the Tennessee river winding through Moccasin Bend at the foot of Lookout Mountain, with cabins alongside the banks. (The scene may be recognizable today to those who have driven through Chattanooga on Interstate 24). Molded ebonized and giltwood frame with a pale blue mat. 9″ X 12″ sight, 14″ x 17″ framed. The image is the cover illustration for one of the two books being sold with this lot: THE TENNESSEE VOL. 1 (THE OLD RIVER: FRONTIER TO SECESSION, 1946), along with THE TENNESSEE VOL. 2 (THE NEW RIVER: CIVIL WAR TO TVA, 1948), both by Donald Davidson and containing illustrations by Theresa Sherrer Davidson, published by Rinehart & Co., New York as part of their Rivers of America series. Vol. 2 is author and illustrator signed and inscribed “To Alida Townes, with whom, as one of our first and best mutual friends, we share the experience of certain beloved old times and toward whom we cherish feelings of lasting affection and admiration.” Condition: Woodblock: light toning, crease at lower left, overall good condition. Books retain dustcovers, which have edge and spine wear, previous owner inscriptions inside, overall good condition.
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