Parco Co., Ltd. Tokyo. 1996. First edition. Inscribed by Turbeville in ink to the half-title - 'Dear Maria. With great love for all our years of friendship. Love Debbi'. Paperback, quarto; wrappers, dust jacket. 110 pages. Photographic illustrations throughout. English & Japanese. 280 x 210mm. 0.55kg. 9784891944704. Very good; light shelf wear to wrappers, light rubbing to forecorners and spine ends, bump and creasing to lower forecorner.
A photographic record of the women encountered by Deborah Turbeveille on a tour of Guatemala. At the beginning of the trip Turbeville puchased a worn, naive statue of the Virgin Mary and Child from a small antique shop in Panachal. The statue was bundled up and became Turbeville's travelling companion. The women of the villages and towns are photographed through the eyes of the Virgin Maria Candelaria. The book is warmly inscribed by the photographer to a friend.