Chicago: Sage Books / The Swallow Press Inc. 1971. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 743pp. Large octavo [23.5 cm] Bright orange cloth covered boards with a black ink stamped title on the spine. Very good condition. The edges of the covers are lightly rubbed. The dust jacket is in good condition only. Creased and rubbed. There are a couple of very small losses from the paper at the head of the spine, and there are several tape repairs to the unseen side of the jacket. Price-clipped. Item #20342
Signed 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.