Tucson: DeGrazia Studios, (1962). First edition. Hardcover. Elephant folio. Twenty large 18 by 22 inch full color lithographs depicting the memorable events in the life of the popular, talented and heroic Eusebio Kino, SJ, sometimes called the most eminent and beloved Southwest pioneer.
The images vary in size on the pages. Housed in a cream-colored cloth portfolio with the author and title printed on the upper board; the whole in the publisher's slipcase in matching cloth and with the author's name printed on the upper board.
There is a four page description of the same size as the prints, with entries by Raymond Carlson of Arizona Highways; Carl Schaeffer Dentzel of the Southwest Museum; Thomas Hart Benton, Artists; and Ross Santee, Artist. The rear page contains an original full color illustration by DeGrazia captioned "Midnight Sketch Tucson Arizona USA 1962 3AM" and signed thereunder.
In fine condition. Included in this collection are:
"Raiding Indians Steal Horses from Kino's Village"
"Padre Kino Prays"
"Kino's Soldiers and Pack Horses"
"Padre Kino Enters Altar Valley 1687"
"Kino's Soldiers and Apaches Battle"
"La Compañía Valante"
"Padre Kino Brings Cattle to the Altar Valley 1687"
"Padre Kino Dies 1711"
"Padre Kino Watching Over the Dead"
"Padre Kino Crossing the River Colorado"
"Padre Kino at Casa Grande"
"Fiesta at San Xavier"
"Indians Very Very Silently Pray"
"Kino's Soldiers Join Captain Coro and Indians in Celebration"
"Father Campo greets Kino at New Mission Site"
"Indian Wedding and Baptism"
"Heathen Indians Receive Kino with Arches and Crosses"
"Indian Water Maidens"
"New Church--New Hope"
"Pima Indians Pick Cotton"
A smaller book with a limitation of 250 copies was published the same year. This portfolio bears no limitation statement, but was likely produced only in a very small number. Fine. Item #20149