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. The extremities are marginally bumped. In a dust jacket, with several small losses from the edges. The majority of the loss from the edges is from the paper at the top edge of the spine and surrounding area on the front panel. There is a 3 inch closed tear in the surface of the rear panel. Very good / very good. Item #31733
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.