Folklore

Folklore

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The American Imagination At Work Tall Tales and Folk Tales, Clough, Ben C.
1 Clough, Ben C. The American Imagination At Work Tall Tales and Folk Tales
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1947 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. There is a small faded strip to the top spine end. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and small chips missing, especially to the spine ends. "might be viewed as a follow-up or companion piece to the popular Botkin Treasury of American Folklore (Crown-1944). This amplifies the types of yarning our country over, stresses regional qualities. In the full declination of ""strange"" are these stories of things that happened, of people, of history and near-history, of tradition and experience, that combine to represent the national ability for transmogrifying fact and building it into fiction. Modern, as well as early period pieces are included; local tall tale tellers as well as literary figures, and the whole a magnificent and ample top out of American embroideries, that give excellent pick-up pleasure." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Road to the Isles Poetry, Lore and Tradition of the Hebrides, MacLeod, Kenneth (with an introduction by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser)
2 MacLeod, Kenneth (with an introduction by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser) The Road to the Isles Poetry, Lore and Tradition of the Hebrides
Edinburgh, Scotland Robert Grant & Son 1927 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The half title page has a hole and the remnants of a previous owner's bookplate which has been partially removed. The text pages are clean and bright. (other than the half title page damage, the book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition). "This book consists of material contributed to the Songs of the Hebrides and The Celtic Review from the year 1907 onwards. It treats of old ways and old thoughts, but of these as re-lived in the Gaelic outlook of the twentieth century." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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