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Maria, The Potter of San Ildefonso

Maria, The Potter of San Ildefonso

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Maria, The Potter of San Ildefonso

by Alice Marriott

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  • Hardcover
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Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma, 1948. Third Printing. Hardcover. Very good/fair. A very good association copy, Greeting card signed by Po Povi Da, potter and son of Maria and Julian Martinez permanently laid in to half-title page. Card depicts black and white photo of a family, "Entering the Kiva." Loosely laid in is a promotional photo card for the book, Maria, by Richard Spivey, an article on Julian Martinez, and a news clipping. Black cloth boards with Pueblo design embossed and red box titling on spine. San Ildefonso scene endpapers. Pages toned. Fourth printing stated on fair, price clipped dust jacket, third printing stated on CP. This is the dust jacket the book arrived at the shop wearing. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. From the private library of Larry Southwick. 294 [2] pp. Octavo. Few craft artists, Native American or otherwise, can claim worldwide fame and appreciation, but these accompanied the life of potter Maria Martinez and family of San Ildefonso Pueblo. Through her hard work and generous sharing of her techniques, Maria reintroduced the art of pottery making to her people, providing them with a means of artistic expression and for retaining some aspects of the pueblo way of life." from Popovi Da Pottery


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Maria, The Potter of San Ildefonso
Alice Marriott
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Third Printing
University of Oklahoma
Place of Publication
Norman, OK
Date Published
anthropology, kiva, pueblo, potter, native america, indian
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Native America;

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Member, IOBA. Not your ordinary book store! Uncommon Works specializes in rare, odd, unique, and handmade books, with a focus on the Maya, Latin America, Native America, and the Spanish Conquest. You'll find rare, first editions and first or early printings. You'll even find a few first printings of living authors for sale. We provide services and referrals for book mending, repair, restoration, and binding.


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