- New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2008.
- 8.5 x 11 inches
- 276 pages
- ISBN: 9781584562252
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Order Nr. 95869
First edition. This work is a new bibliography on the Delaware River and Bay by Ben Cohen, the author of similar bibliographies on the Thames and the Clyde. The author first became interested in the Delaware River when he read D.B. Tyler's The Bay and River Delaware, which refers to the Delaware as the "American Clyde." Tyler writes poetically of the Delaware: "Its upper reaches have the beauty and vigor of youth. When, at Trenton, it turns adventurously westward, growing bigger and straighter, it has the solidity and single-mindedness of maturity. At the end, when it swings southward to lose itself in the greater ocean, it takes on the grandeur and dignity of age conscious of its past." This comparison to the Clyde in Scotland, where Cohen was born, ignited the bibliographer's interest in the Delaware. The Delaware River and Bay bibliography includes chapters on photographs, bridges, maps, fish, ports and commerce of the Delaware, containing hundreds of annotated entries, and concludes with four useful appendices, including one on Delaware River shipwrecks. As with his other books, original title spellings have been retained for historical purposes. Author Ben Cohen, F.R.C.S., is a graduate of Glasgow University and bibliographer of The Thames, 1580-1980: A General Bibliography, first published in 1985, and The River and Firth of Clyde, 1549-1993: A Selective Bibliography, first published in 1995.