First edition. 8vo. Black cloth, titles stamped in gilt on the front cover and spine, xvii [blank], 265 pp., acknowledgments, foreword, preface, introduction, illustrated, maps, afterword, epilogue, footnotes, pottery shapes, Hispanic settlements, glossary of Spanish terms, sources, index, publications by the author, about the author, publications from LPD Press. The foreword says: "That Hispanic potters, dispersed far and wide, produced their wares mainly of local materials for local consumption may explain in part why their ceramic tradition has gone unnoticed by outsiders for so long. More significant, in studying and selling the Southwest, scholars and boosters for generations have favored Indians over Hispanic New Mexicans. Village churches and Penitente rituals do not tell the whole story. Henceforth, thanks to Charles M. Carillo’s invitation, which he admits is preliminary but suggestive, no historical archaeologist excavating a New Mexican Hispanic domestic site from this period will dare assume that Indians manufactured all the pottery that lies scattered about. To do so will only invite a visit from the ghost of Tranqulina Ruybal.” Fine in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 45977