THE MYSTERY IN NAVAJO CAÑON. New York, London: The Century Co., ]1930]. Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1-2] 3-225 [226-228: blank], illustrations by La Verne Nelson Block, four on inserted plates, others in the text, original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and black. First edition. Boys' adventure story set in Arizona in and around Canyon de Chelly (now part of Canyon de Chelly National Monument, established on April 1, 1931) written by Hildegarde Hawthorne (1871-1952), an American author, principally travel books and biographies, mostly of New England writers, including her grandfather, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Born on September 25, 1871, in New York City, Hildegarde Hawthorne was the granddaughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) and eldest child of Julian Hawthorne (1846-1934) and Minnie Amelung Hawthorne. A clean, square, tight, very good or better copy. (#167520).
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