Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

Stegner, Wallace; Introduction by Bernard DeVoto

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Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company; The Riverside Press
Date Published: 1954
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 40563

Description

438pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Brown cloth with gilt stamped titles. Includes an index and a large fold-out of "The Grand Canyon of the Colorado: Panorama looking east, south, and west from Point Sublime," by William H. Holmes. Very good. There is a large, but very light damp stain on the front cover. The spine is rolled, and the spine and covers are mildly bumped and rubbed at the edges. There are two ink stamps from a previous owner on the preliminary pages. In a worn dust jacket, with light damp staining, rubbing, and numerous closed and open tears along the edges. There are several minor open tears in the surface of the jacket as well. The rear inside flap is partially detached.

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A biography of Major John Wesley Powell commonly referred to as the father of the United States Geological Survey. Powell was also the first head of the Bureau of American Ethnology. While this work centers on Powell it is also going to touch on the surveys of Hayden, King and Wheeler. Colberg A13. 1.a. Ford 65.