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The Texas Folklore Society, Volume II, 1943-1971

By: Abernathy, Francis Edward (and Carolyn Fiedler Satterwhite, Assistant editor)

Price: $18.00  $15.30

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 19576

ISBN: 0929398785

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


J. Frank Dobie held the reins of the society from 1922 to 1943, when he turned the direction to Mody Coggin Boatright. These were the years when the Society lost J. Frank Dobie and Leonidas Payne, but it gained such notables as F. E. Abernathy. Preface: to Volume II, in which the author attempts to rectify errors in Volume I. Tiny closed tear, bottom edge of rear DJ; in mylar book jacket cover. ; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 320 pages; 19576 View more info

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Texas Folklore Society, Volume I: 1909 To 1943

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward

Price: $18.00  $15.30

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 1992

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31203

ISBN: 0929398424

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


The Society had its beginnings at the A&M-Texas football game in 1909. John Avery Lomax, a forty-two-year-old A&M English teacher from Harvard and Leonidas Warren Payne, a thirty-six year old UT English professor and linguist, met to discuss establishing a folklore society, as had been suggested by George Lyman Kittredge of Harvard. The announced purpose of the society was to collect and make known to the public songs and ballads, superstitions, signs and omens, cures an... View more info

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Paisanos: A Folklore Miscellany

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward (Ed. )

Price: $25.00  $21.25

Publisher: Austin, TX, Encino Press: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 22552

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Ex-library markings kept at a minimum since it was not intended for check-out, only for library reference keeping this book from being near fine. DJ in mylar. The preface: "in which the editor apologizes to those readers who thought they were buying a bird book about roadrunners." black and white photographs plus line drawings. ; Publications of the Texas Folklore Society, Number XLI Series; Ex-Library; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 179 pages; 22552 View more info

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Legends Of The Pineys

By: Combs, Joseph F.

Price: $25.00  $21.25

Publisher: San Antonio, TX, Naylor: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 21717

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Legends and tales of east Texas, including "Martha MacAuliff, Frontier Woman", "Phantom Bull of the Huana", "Laughing Ghost of Todd Springs", "Spirit Squirrel of the Alabamas", "Ghost Bend on the Sabine", "Devil's Pocket", "The Auto-Kinetic Music Box" and others. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 100 pages; 21717 View more info

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Coffee In The Gourd

By: Dobie, James Frank (Ed. )

Price: $28.00  $23.80

Publisher: Dallas, Southern Methodist University Press: 1979

Edition: Facsimile; 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 22121

ISBN: 0870740393

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


This is facsimile edition of volume II of the Texas Folklore Society, first published in 1923. Short stories, tales, songs, etc. , from the legends of Texas, many of them ethnic. Dobie explains the title from an old square dance call, "Ducks in the river, going to the ford; coffee in a little rag, sugar in a gourd": "I think I have heard, as a variant, 'coffee in the gourd'. Anyhow, since we are no longer six, coffee is any day better in a gourd than sugar. I... View more info

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Diamond Bessie & The Shepherds

By: Hudson, Wilson M. (ed).

Price: $18.00  $15.30

Publisher: Austin, TX, Encino Press: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31352

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Fifteen articles with a wide range of subject matter. The first two articles deal with folk drama. The people of Jefferson, Texas, have made a melodrama out of a murder trial that took place there in the late 1870s, staged every year. A shepherds' play having to do with the epiphany of the Christ child; arising from tradition reaching back to the Middle Ages, it is still enacted by Spanish-speaking people in San Antonio and elsewhere in the Southwest. A publication by th... View more info