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The Texas Folklore Society, Volume II, 1943-1971

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

Price: $17.50

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: $17.50

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 and peculiar customs, legends, dialects, games, plays, and dances, and riddles and proverbs. Preface: "in which the author ... View more info

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Paisanos: A Folklore Miscellany

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward (Ed. )

Price: $24.50

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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Mody Boatright, Folklorist, A Collection of Essays

By: Boatright, Mody

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31599

ISBN: 0292750072

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


13 essays, many reflect Boatright's Texas heritage and his Texas oil fields essays. Very discerning in his selections. Light orange boards with an orange DJ, which is price-clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 198 pages; 31599 View more info