Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico – E. L. Kolb 1920 | SIGNED


  • Author: Ellsworth L. Kolb
  • Publisher: Macmillan Co, NY, 1920
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Signed, Illustrated

First published in 1914, new edition updated with 72 plates and new information, first edition thus. Binding tight, spine ends slightly rubbed, internally fine, previous owner’s gift inscription on the ffep. Inscribed by Ellsworth L. Kolb on half-title page. Overall a Near Fine copy.

Many a Grand Canyon story begins with “The Kolb brothers . . . .,” and most of them are true. This is the incredible story of their 1912 rowboat trip down the Colorado River from Wyoming to Needles, California, and then a second leg in 1913 to its final sweep into the Mexican delta. The still photographs illustrate this book, which is a more thorough account of the trip, a splendid 1,700-mile voyage with all the elements of near-disaster, humor, discovery, and reflection. Such books greatly encouraged a rising Arizona industry—tourism.

–Bill Broyles and W. David Laird.

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