THE HANDS OF CANTU.
Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1964. 244pp. Illustrations by Lea including color frontis. Yellow cloth with red lettering on the spine. First edition, first printing. The book is clean, almost fine copy. The dust jacket shows some edgewear, overall, very good-. Dobie and Dykes, 44 & 44 85: “This is a beautifully written novel of life on a great Spanish hacienda--- a story of men and horses told with restraint and power…the author [is] truly an artist in two mediums.” One of the best things about the book is the thirty ink drawings and color frontis which are superb. The “hands of Cantu” refers to hands of Don Vito Cantu, the finest horseman in New Spain, into whose hands is put custody of a young Toribio de Ibarra. A very nice copy, of what some consider, Lea’s best work.