Hardcover Book, A Treasury of American Folklore, B. A. Botkin, Fiction, Reference, Anthologies, Legends, First Edition
A wonderful hardcover book called A Treasury of American Folklore (Stories, Ballads, and Traditions of the People) edited by B. A. Botkin with a foreword by Carl Sandburg.
This spectacular collection of five hundred stories and one hundred songs represents the best of American tall tales, yarns, myths, ballads, and more, about such legends as Buffalo Bill and Jesse James. This book is an incredible and accessible compendium of the folklore of pre-Civil War America. You might think you have a general idea of what "American folklore" is. Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, lumberjacks and fearsome critters. But this book will prove you wrong. There's so much more, and it gets weird and goes to bizarre places you'd never imagined.
Benjamin Albert Botkin (1901 – 1975) was an American folklorist and scholar.
8½ inches in length
6 inches in width
Published by Crown Publishers-- 1944 -- First Edition
This book is in very good condition. Binding is loose on the front fly leaf but the rest is tight. The pages are clean with no markings though yellowed with age. Cover of the book is unmarked but does have some shelf wear and rubbing along its edges and corners. Its dust cover is missing.
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