CLARK, LaVerne Harrell
They Sang for Horses
(Tucson), University of Arizona Press, (1966). A study of the impact of the horse on Navajo and Apache folklore, illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Ted DeGrazia, a student of both Jose Orosco and Diego Rivera, and with color illustrations of horses by four Native artists -- Adee Dodge, Andy Tsinajinie, Harrison Begay and Beatien Yazz. This is a complimentary copy with a slip from the publisher laid in, inscribed by the author for Edward Tripp, the longtime editor-in-chief of the Yale University Press: "This copy is for/ Edward Tripp,/ And it is inscribed on the happy birthday/ of the horse - October 23, 1966 - at DeGrazia's/ Gallery of the Sun, Tucson, Arizona,/ With my best wishes/ LaVerne Harrell Clark." Large quarto. Foxing to top edge; else fine in an all-but-edge sunned dust jacket with a couple small tears; about near fine. An interesting volume, heavily illustrated and with images of horses from some of the highly regarded Native artists of the 20th century. [#016587] $175
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