Chicago: Sage Books / The Swallow Press Inc. 1971. First edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED. 743pp. Large octavo [23.5 cm] Bright orange cloth covered boards with a black ink stamped title on the spine. Very good condition. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. The front hinge is a little weak. The dust jacket is in good condition only. Creased and rubbed. The spine is faded. There is a one inch closed tear in the top edge of the front panel. Item #20343
Inscribed by Waters on the half title page. With a letter from Frank Waters tipped in. 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.