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1 Waters, Frank The Colorado (The Rivers of America Series)
New York National Travel Club / Rinehart 1946 First Edition Cloth Fechin, Nicolai 
[1946]. Very Good+ in a Good dustjacket. Bound in full black cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in gilt. Octavo. xii + 400pps. Maps by George Annand. There is light bumping and rubbing wear to the tips and the spine-ends and a previous owner's bookplate is affixed to a slightly tanned ffep. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has moderate general edgewear with considerable loss at the spine-ends; there is, also, a bit of fading to the spine-panel. This Travel Club issue is the actual first edition, preceeding the Rinehart trade edition (October, 1946) by three months.

"...From perpetually snow-capped peaks to stifling deserts below sea-level, the Colorado cuts the deepest and truest cross-section through the heart of the continent. From wind-swept rocky wastes high above the timberline, flat-topped mesas, and crinkled desert hills, to the illusive depths of the Grand Canyon where whole mountains contact and expand with the changing shadows, its landscapes are peculiarly American in spirit and character.
For the Colorado flows through time as well as space. At the bottom of its great canyon lies one of the early layers of the earth's crust. The cliff dwellers' civilization, and the rise and fall of our great pueblos were only a brief moment in its history. Later came the Spaniards with sword and Bible. They managed to impose a thin layer of Christianity upon the mystical earth-religion of the Indians, and gave three other names to the Colorado. But it became known simply by its unchanging color -- the red river..."

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