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Auction 189, Lot 176


"The Scenic Resources of the Tennessee Valley - A Descriptive and Pictorial Inventory", U.S. Gov't Printing Office

Subject: Southern United States, Tennessee Valley

Period: 1938 (published)


Color: Printed Color

8.6 x 11.1 inches
21.8 x 28.2 cm
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"The region formed by the drainage basin of the Tennessee River has a natural endowment of great variety and richness, but among its many assets, none, perhaps, is more distinctive than the scenic quality of its mountains, streams, and forests," states the introduction of this interesting volume. "Scenery is as real and important a natural resource of the Tennessee Valley as are its soils, minerals, timber, or water power." This book serves as a "Scenic Inventory" of the region, compiled by the Department of Regional Planning Studies of the Tennessee Valley Authority. The book includes a foreword, introduction, and six chapters covering the Upper Tennessee Valley area and the vicinities of Asheville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Wheeler Basin, and the Lower Tennessee Valley. Each of the six chapters is accompanied by a folding color map of the region, with a seventh map serving as a key to the chapter maps. The book is further illustrated by several black & white photos of the region. There is an appendix on nonurban outdoor recreation. 222 pp. Hardbound in brown cloth with gilt title on cover.


Condition: B+

Maps are good with some minor extraneous creasing and a few short binding tears. Hinge is starting, and there is light dampstaining along top edge of text. Covers have minor shelf wear and soiling.

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sold for: $5

Closed on 9/14/2022