Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED. 438pp. Quarto [25 cm] Natural cloth covered boards with a black ink stamped title on the spine and tan ink stamped decorative patterns on the spine and covers. Very good. The covers and spine are lightly stained. Minor spine roll. Light soiled scuff mark on the bottom edge of the text block. The endsheets have thin darkened strips running from top to bottom. The hinges are soft. Notations in pencil on the rear endsheet. No dust jacket. Item #19719
Inscribed by Waters on the half title page. Frank Waters wrote 27 books, including novels, biographies, histories, and essay collections. The majority of his fiction and non-fiction mirrors Waters’ wide interest in the culture and religion of Navajo, Hopi, Pueblo, and pre-Columbian peoples. He felt that all his books were immediate failures in the beginning. However, they were constantly reprinted in small printings and translated into foreign languages until finally gaining worldwide recognition.