Category: Americana - Folk Lore, Tall Tales

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A Treasury of American Folklore Stories Ballads and Traditions of the People

By: B A Botkin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers, 1944


Hardcover, no DJ, ex-library. Very good condition, minor library markings, back endpaper missing. Twenty-second printing, 1960. Backwoods Boasters, Pseudo Bad Men, Killers, Free Lances, Miracle Men, Patron Saints, Tall Talk, The Sky's the Limit, Local Cracks and Slams, Pranks and Tricks, Humerous Anecdotes and Jests, Yarns and Tall Tales, From the Liar's Bench, Animal Tales, Nursery Tales, Witch Tales, Ghost Tales, Devil Tales, Queer Tales, Play Rhymes and Catch Colloqui... View more info

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Coffee in the Gourd Texas Folk-Lore Society Number II

By: J Frank Dobie

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Texas Folk-lore Society, 1935


Hardcover, no DJ, now in mylar. Very good condition, minor bumping to corners and spine ends, minor sundarkening of spine and outside page edges. Interior is clean and bright. Original edition 1923, this is the 1935 reprint. Some sample articles: Indian Pictographs of the Big Bend in Texas (illustrated) by Victor J Smith, Brazos Bottom Philosophy by A W Eddins, Customs and Superstitions among Texas Mexicans by Florence Johnson Scott, Pedro and Pancho by Mary A Sutherland... View more info

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Folklore on the American Land

By: Duncan Emrich

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little Brown & Co, 1972


Oversized hardcover, ex-library. Very good condition, minor library marking, glue markings on front and back endpapers. DJ is good, shows glue stains, bottom of spine is turned in, in mylar cover. 18 chapters on everything from children's rhymes to epitaphs ("Here snug in grave my wife doth lie, Now she's at rest, and so am I!"). Another quote: "Him? He's so stingy he'd chase a mouse to hell for a punkin seed." 707 pages. View more info

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Foller De Drinkin' Gou'd Texas Folk-Lore Society Publication Number VII

By: J Frank Dobie

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Texas Folk-lore Society, 1928

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover, no DJ, in mylar. Very good condition, top of spine bumped, top outside page edges sun darkened and have minor spotting, a little piece of title page is missing at spine . Text and illustrations are clean and bright. Some stories included: Folk-Lore Relating to Texas Birds by John K Strecker, Tall Tales for the Tenderfeet by A W Penn, Fishback Yarns from the Sulphurs by J M Deaver, Paul Bunyan: Oil Man by John Lee Brooks, Pioneer Folk Tales by Mary Jourdan Atki... View more info

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From Hell to Breakfast Texas Folk-Lore Society Publication Number XIX

By: Mody C Boatright, Donald Day

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Texas Folk-lore Society, 1944

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover, no DJ, now in mylar. Very good condition, minor bumping to corners and spine ends, light toning on endpapers. Some tales included: Negro Baptizings by Ruby Terrill Lomas, Tale of the Two Companions by J Frank Dobie, Legend of Tengo Frio Bird by Henry Yelvington, Indian Sign on the Spaniard's Cattle by Hortense Warner Ward, and Ear Marks by Hortense Warner Ward, Panther Yarns by Dee Woods, Moron Jokes by Dunny Sims, The Low Down on Jim Bowie by Edward S Sears, ... View more info

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It Always Rains After a Dry Spell

By: Trimble, Marshall

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., Treasure Chest Pubns, 1992


Trade paperback. Near fine condition. Tall tales and western lore with vibrant illustrations. Settlers, miners, cowboys and a few politicians of the southwest. View more info

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Of the Night Wind's Telling Legends from the Valley of Mexico

By: E Adams Davis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma, 1946

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover. Near fine, small chip on bottom of front board, light soiling on top of book pages. DJ is good, has some chips and small ears and shows edgewear. Indian myths, Spanish tales, and more. Mexican folktales. View more info

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Ring-Tailed Roarers Tall Tales of the American Frontier 1830-60

By: V L O Chittick

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Caxton Printers, 1946


Hardcover, no DJ, ex-library. Good condition, minor library markings, both ends of spine and corners bumped, boards have lost some cloth on edges, front joint is beginning to separate, rear hings is beginning to separate. Text and illustration are bright and clean. Original copyright 1941, this is the third printing. David Crockett, Whoppin' Tall Tales, Frontier Mishaps, B'ars and Panters, Ring-Taled Roarers, Two-Fisted Fights, Mississippi Steamboatin', Horse and Horse, ... View more info

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Spur-of-the-Cock Texas Folk-Lore Society Number XI

By: J Frank Dobie

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Texas Folk-lore Society, 1933

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover, no DJ, now in mylar. Very good condition, minor bumping to corners and spine ends, minor sun darkening of spine and outside page edges, some spotting on spine. Interior is clean and bright. The Spur-of-the-Cock by Hugh M Taylor, El Nino Perdido by Mary R Van Stone and E R Sims, Folk Names of Texas Cacti by David Hall, Cats and the Occult by Martha Emmons, Old-Time Negro Proverbs by J. Mason Brewer. View more info

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Supernatural Hawaii

By: Margaret Stone

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Aloha Graphics and Sales, 1979


Softcover. Near fine condition. Actual mysteries, blessings, curses, rituals, legends. 38 pages. Under the Spell, the Kahuna, Unusual Customes (then and now), Aumakua, Stories: Personal and Heresay, The Gods of Hawaii, Religion and Kapus, Dream Lore, Portents, Bones and Caves, What Really Happened to Captain Cook's Body, What Really Happened to Captain Cook's Body? View more info

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Tall Tales Tales of the West Volume 13

By: Rick Steber

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bonanza, 1997


Trade paperback. Very good condition, some edgewear. If this guy was Pinocchio, his nose would be real long. Outlandish stories with very nice illustrations. View more info

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Texas and Southwestern Lore Texas Folk-Lore Society Number VI

By: J Frank Dobie

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Texas Folk-lore Society, 1934


Hardcover, no DJ, now in mylar. Original copyright 1927, this is the second printing. Very good condition, front cover has a small ink line and some color lightened in a spot the size of a dime, outside page edges toning and have some foxing, front and rear endpapers toning. Interior is clean and bright. Some of the stories: Folk-Lore of the Texas-Mexican Vaquero by Jovita Gonzales, Lore of the Llana Estacado by J Evetts Haley, The Devil's Grotto by Mody C Boatright, Myt... View more info

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The Tumbleweed Collection

By: Tumbleweed Smith

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Orange House Productions, 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)


Softcover. Near fine condition. Signed by author on half-title page. Stories and lore of Texas. 56 pages. View more info