Item #12880 Titan of Chasms, Grand Canyon of Arizona. GRAND CANYON, C. A. Higgins, J. W. Powell, Charles Lummis.

Titan of Chasms, Grand Canyon of Arizona

Printed by Rand McNally for the Santa Fe Railway.

Soft cover. Very Good. 40 pp, in stapled color pictorial wrappers, extensively illustrated with b/w photos, folding map of the Granite Gorge Section at rear. Undated, but with a copyright of 1910 on the rear cover, and probably from about that date. Light edgewear, small tear at base of spine, small tear to one page, no markings. Includes geographic and geological description, history of exploration of the canyon, mention of the prehistoric and native inhabitants, praise for the area from "noted Americans," and information for the tourist on how to reach the Canyon (by the Santa Fe Railroad, of course), local towns, lodging, trails, tours, day trips, etc. C.A. Higgins was in charge of advertising for the Santa Fe Railroad and produced a succession of pamphlets on the Grand Canyon that, according to Farquhar (59, 60) "combined good literary quality with well chosen and well executed illustrations."

Item #12880