Five Little Katchinas by Elizabeth Willis De Huff. With illustrations by Fred Kabotie. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1930. Cover edge wear, heavy on the cover tips. Title label on the spine has wear and some chipping. Label is slightly faded. There is a little bit of wear on the edges of the label on the front cover. Somebody wrote '20' on the middle of the cover label. Previous owner name in youthfulloy written ball point pen, with earlier ownship information crossed out. Page 4 has a 2 1/2" tear along the joint from the bottom of the page. A 1/2" diameter water(?) spot on page 22, with 1/8" spots on preceedingp pages, disappearing on page 16. There are also other light brown blotches on the margin of page 40 which bleeds a little bit onto pages 38 and 38 appearing as a light foxing. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. FE22a
This is a book that when I started looking at it, I thought, "Oh, this is in better condition than the competition". My opinion of the condition went down as I looked further into the book. I may have missed something, but I tried to catch it all.
"Elizabeth Willis DeHuff (1886–1983) was an important contributor to the development of the artistry of easel painting in the 1920s and 1930s. She is also a children's book author who writes predominantly utilizing Native American folklore and themes. Among these books are Blue-Wings-Flying and TayTay's Tales. In writing these children's books, and other works by her like Kaw-eh and Say the Bells of Old Missions: Legends of Old New Mexico Churches that are not necessarily children's books, DeHuff is instrumental in documenting Native American folklore and providing authenticity in the telling of it. Overall, she wrote 65 works in 118 publications. These other works included non children's books and periodical articles Native American, Hispanic, and New Mexico subjects." - Wikipedia. Read more about her on Wikipedia. Her life sounds interesting.