FARQUHAR, Francis P. The Books of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. A Selective Bibliography. Los Angeles, [designed and printed by Ward Ritchie] for Glen Dawson, 1953.
8vo. Original red cloth with printed label pasted around spine; pp. xii , 76; binding a little dusty, light browning to endpapers.
Book number XII in the Early California Travel Series, this bibliography contains lists of books linked to the Colorado River/Grand Canyon, separated into nine categories. A comprehensive description of each book is given, along with a small passage with the author's opinion on the text. Though bibliographies have fallen out of favour in the modern era, the ones that remain are invaluable in providing us with insight into the cultural mindset of the time, and this volume is no exception. Concise and urbane, with the occasional dry comment, Farquhar is a pleasure to read.