New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. 1941. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 309pp. Octavo [21 cm] Natural cloth covered boards with red ink stamped titles. Very good. The cloth covers are slightly browned. The edges of the spine and covers are mildly bumped. There is a small scuff mark, along with a small stain on the bottom edge of the text block. The endsheets are heavily darkened, and the pages are browned. The dust jacket is in good condition only, with rubbed and chipped edges. There are also 4 or so small closed tears in the edges. There is a small loss from the paper at the head of the spine. Slightly darkened, creased, stained and soiled. The spine is subtly faded. There are faint numerical notations on the rear panel. Item #20473
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 nonfiction 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.