Publisher: Becker Press
“Riverby” is a book written by American naturalist John Burroughs, first published in 1904. It was written at Burroughs' estate of the same name, which is located on the west bank of the Hudson river, in Ulster County, New York. There, he also wrote “Fresh Fields” (1884), “Signs and Seasons” (1886), and “Indoor Studies” (1889). This fantastic volume constitutes a must-read for fans and lovers of nature writing, and it is not to be missed by collectors of Burroughs' seminal work. John Burroughs (1837 – 1921) was an American naturalist, essayist, and active member of the U.S. conservation movement. Burroughs' work was incredibly popular during his lifetime, and his legacy has lived on in the form of twelve U.S. Schools named after him, Burroughs Mountain, and the John Burroughs Association—which publicly recognizes well-written and illustrated natural history publications. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.