Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West. Wallace Stegner, Bernard DeVoto.

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company; The Riverside Press, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. 438pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Brown cloth with gilt stamped titles. Includes an index and a large fold-out of "The Grand Canyon of the Colorado: Panorama looking east, south, and west from Point Sublime," by William H. Holmes. Very good, with a rolled spine, and moderate bumping and rubbing to the extremities. A blank label is adhered to the title page, which is covering a previous owner's name and address. No dust jacket. Item #60953

A biography of Major John Wesley Powell commonly referred to as the father of the United States Geological Survey. Powell was also the first head of the Bureau of American Ethnology. While this work centers on Powell it is also going to touch on the surveys of Hayden, King and Wheeler. Colberg A13. 1.a. Ford 65.

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