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. Moderate bumping and rubbing to the extremities. Previous owner's gift inscription penned in blue ink on half title page, with receiver's name penned in blue ink on verso of half title. Missing the dust jacket. Very good +. Item #64083
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.