Flagstaff: Northland Press, 1980. First Edition. 64pp. Oblong Quarto [21 cm x 29 cm] Bound in light blue and dark blue cloth with silver stamped titles on the front board and backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Gentle rubbing to jacket near spine. Bookplate on front pastedown. Photographs by Michael Collier and a foreword by Bruce Babbitt. Item #78
Powell's love song to the rivers of Arizona, runs chronologically from their "discovery" and settlement by Europeans. He enters the San Pedro Valley in 1540 with the soldiers of the Spanish empire, winds down the Santa Cruz through the heroic age of Spanish missionaries, and finally moves up the Mogollon Rim to the more recent Mormon settlements in northern Arizona. Along the way we are treated to a rich brew of the history, geography, literature, and lore of three cultures: Indian, Spanish and Anglo.