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Texas Toys and Games

By: Abernethy, Francis E. edited By

Price: $17.85

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 1997

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 030380


253 pp, tan SC wraps w/green-red lettering w/pictorial front, SIGNED by the cover & title page illustrator. Book by the Texas Folklore Society devoted to games, toys, jump-rope rhymes, play-party games and other pastimes that kids had to invent for themselves. These are folk toys, made from natural or available materials and the folk games encompass guessing, gambling, and counting out games; physically competitive games of chase, tag, & mock combat; skill games using st... View more info

Texas Toys and Games

By: Abernethy, Francis E. edited By

Price: $17.85

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 1997

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 035721


253 pp, tan SC wraps w/green-red lettering w/pictorial front, SIGNED by the cover & title page illustrator. Book by the Texas Folklore Society devoted to games, toys, jump-rope rhymes, play-party games and other pastimes that kids had to invent for themselves. These are folk toys, made from natural or available materials and the folk games encompass guessing, gambling, and counting out games; physically competitive games of chase, tag, & mock combat; skill games using st... View more info

Observations & Reflections on Texas Folklore

By: Abernethy, Francis E. edited By

Price: $18.70

Publisher: Austin, TX, Encino Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051634


151 pp, (3), red cloth covered boards w/black lettering on the spine, tan-orange-black dj w/illustration of black wagon on front. This is number xxxvii of the publications of the Texas Folklore Society. It is a collection of fourteen essays on Texas folklore and folk life. It contains articles by Mody Boatright , Ronnie Tyler, and others. View more info

Tales from the Big Thicket

By: Abernethy, Francis E. edited By

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1980

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 051737


xii, 244 pp, green linen boards, dj brown-blk w/pictorial front. The book contains a collection of essays portraying the Big Thicket & its people, as characterized in the past and in the present. Gives a background history of the area, & brief survey of the geological conditions which created it. Mostly however it is anecdotes & tales which introduce the reader to the people & the land. prev owners names on the front free endpaper, dj missing chip at top of the spine 1/2... View more info

Sonovagun Stew : a Folklore Miscellany

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward

Price: $29.75

Publisher: Dallas, TX, Southern Methodist University Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037452


171 pp, black cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, dj brown w/brown pictorial front panel. This is number XLVI from the publicaitons of The Texas Folklore Society and contains fifteen essays. It has "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" the Historicity of a cowboy Ballad, Three Corridos of the Big Bend, Cowboy and Gaucho Songs: a comparison, The Old-Time Cowboy inside out and others. Some of the authors are: John Graves, Charles Townsend, Elton Miles, Connie Ricci... View more info

The Bounty of Texas - Texas Folklore Society Publication XLIX

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward

Price: $18.49

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038065


(8), 232 pp, white cloth boards w/dark blu cloth covered spine w/white lettering, dj blue-white w/black-and-white pictorial fornt panel. Publications of the Texas Folklore Society XLIX. The book contains reminiscences of the author in collecting folklore from the Southwest. It contains essays by J. Frank Dobie, Elmer Kelton, Joyce Roach, Robert Flynn, Paul Patterson, Kenneth Davis and others about their work and their home towns. View more info

Folk Art in Texas

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward

Price: $41.23

Publisher: Dallas, TX, Southern Methodist University Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038478


204 pp, quarterbound w/brown cloth covered boards w/green cloth covered spine, dj brown-green-blu w/color illustrated front panel & color pictorial rear panel, spine brown w/wht lettering. This is the forty-fifth publication of the Texa Folklore Society and contains twenty-eight essays. The book contains examples of yard art, tail fins, grave decorations, murals, tattoos, cowboy hats, saddles, quilts, tatting, wood carvings, and other examples of folk art. dj rubbed ... View more info

The Family Saga: A Collection of Texas Family Legends

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward & Lincecum, Jerry Bryan & Vick, Frances B.

Price: $29.75

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing 'B'

Seller ID: 040005


xvi, 366 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, glossy brown-light brown dj w/black-and-white pictorial front panel and black-and-white rear panel. The book contains a collection of separate family legends. They are the stories of the old folks and the old times that are told among family when they father for funerals or Thanksgiving dinner. The stories are grouped by common topics, such as the Civil War; Brushes with Fame; Animals, Wild and D... View more info

Both Sides of the Border - a Scattering of Texas Folklore

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward & Untiedt, Kenneth L.

Price: $24.23

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051521


xi, 304 pp, burnt-orange colored clothcovered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, glossy brown-green-white dj w/pictorial front cover and text rear cover. Publication of the Texas Folklore Society LXI . The chapters are organized thematically, and include favorite storytellers like James WardLee, Thad Sitton, and Jerry Lincecum. The book is divided into four sections: Remembering our Ancestors, Texas-Mexican Folklore, Miscellaneous Memorabilia,and The Family Sag... View more info

The Texas Folklore Society 1943-1971 Volume II

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward and Satterwhite, Carolyn Fiedler

Price: $21.04

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051357


vii, (1), 320 pp, red clothcovered boards w/black lettering on the spine, glossy color illustrated dj of bookshelves with books, photos, and other items. This volume includes the publishing history of the TFS books, anecdotes about the gatherings of the TFS, and tradiiton of the hootenanny at the TFS meetings. The book is divided into five chapters: Secretary-Editor Mody Boatright : 1943-1950, Some Problem Years : 1951-1956, Finishing the Fifties: 1957-1962, Wilson M. ... View more info

The Texas Folklore Society 1943-1971 Volume II

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward and Satterwhite, Carolyn Fiedler Ass't Editor

Price: $29.75

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033688


vii, 320 pp, red cloth boards w/black lettering, dj tan-brn-blk w/color pictorial wraparound. Publications of the Texas Folklore Society LIII. Book has the publishing history of the Texas Folklore Society books, ancedotes about the gatherings of the Society & the emphasis on singing beginning at Society gatherings. View more info

Deep down in the Jungle : Negro Narrative Folklore from the Streets of Philadelphia

By: Abrahams, Roger D.

Price: $38.25

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Aldine Publishing Company: 1970

Seller ID: 039819


ix, 278 pp, black SC wraps w/black-grey-white illustrated front panel w/black-orange lettering on the front & rear panels & spine. This volulme broadcasts the voice of the urban black. It presents the oral folklore of the black ghetto and establishes its relationship to the lifestyle of black men who are its creators and spokesmen. some rubbing to the covers. View more info

The Illustrated Plant Lore : A Unique Pot-Pourri of History, Folklore and Practical Advice

By: Addison, Josephine w/foreword by Bellamy, David

Price: $15.94

Publisher: London, England, Sidgwick & Jackson Limited: 1986

Seller ID: 034835


x, 326 pp, blu boards w/gilt lettering. The book contains listing of various plants with their common and botanical names along with information on how they received their name and some of the sues for the plants. View more info

The Aesop for Children

By: Aesop

Price: $21.21

Publisher: New York, NY, Checkerboard Press:

Edition: 'E' Edition

Seller ID: 002691


96 pp, glossy orange-black papercovered boards. 126 stories from Aesop tales. prev owner's wrote on ffep, View more info

Aesop's Fables #706

By: Aesop

Price: $11.01

Publisher: New York, NY, Wonder Books, Inc.: 1958

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010282


unpaginated, glossy yel-red boards w/color pictorial front. Collection of eleven of Aesop's fables w/lesson at end of each fable. They include: The Fox and The Crow, The Milkmaid & her Pail, The ant and the grasshopper, the hare & the tortoise and others. exterior hinge starting to crack. View more info

Aesop's Fables

By: Aesop

Price: $165.75

Publisher: Boston, MA, Halford Sauce Co.: 1897

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 028151


Soft Cover w/staples. Very Good/No Jacket. Reprint. 24mo - over 5" - 6" Tall. 32 pp, tan SC wraps w/black lettering. The booklet was advertisement for Halford Table Sauces and contain full translation of the Greek and Latin edition of Aesop's fables, published at Amsterdam, Holland in the year 1659. The illustrations are from the hands of Carl van Sichem, a celebrated engraver who flourished in the seventeenth century. The booklet contains 24 fables. slight tanni... View more info

Aesop's Fables #819:100

By: Aesop & Leaf, Anne Sellers

Price: $16.58

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Rand McNally & Company: 1959

Edition: 'C' Printing

Seller ID: 039377


unpaginated, glossy wht-blu dj w/color illustrated front panel and endpapers. A Rand McNally Giant Book. A collection of the following twelve short tales, each with a moral: The Fox and The Grapes, The Boys and The Frogs, The Ants and The Grasshopper, The Fox and the Goat, The Dog and his Reflection, The Shepherd Boy and The Wolf, The Cat The Cock and The Young Mouse, The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, The Lion and The Mouse, The Hare and The Tortoise, The Goose and The ... View more info

The Fables of Aesop : The Greek Slave whose stories are told around the World

By: Aesop & translated by Gregory, Patrick and Justina, and selected by Levine, David

Price: $18.28

Publisher: Boston, MA, Gambit: 1984

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 029326


ix, 103 pp, black cloth covered boards w/orange title block on front & spine w/gilt lettering, dj wht w/orange-black lettering w/illustrated front panel & photo of author on back panel. David Levine has chosen fifty of his favorite fables from Aesop to illustrate each with a full-page drawing accompanied by fifty additonal fables. spine sunned, small chips at top & bottom of the spine. View more info

The Fables of Aesop : The Greek Slave Whose Stories are Told Around the World

By: Aesop & translated by Gregory, Patrick and Justina, and selected by Levine, David

Price: $14.88

Publisher: Boston, MA, Gambit: 1975

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 035250


ix, 103 pp, black cloth covered boards w/orange title blocks w/brown lettering, dj tan w/black lettering on spine w/black-and-white illustrated front panel & photo of the author on the back panel. The author chose fifty of his favorite fables and illustrated them and added another fifty to accompany those that were illustrated. fore edge some foxing, dj chipped at top & bottom of the spine & along bottom edge of the back panel, numerous small holes on the dj flap ... View more info

Aesop's Fables

By: Aesop and selected & edited by Harris, Laura

Price: $29.75

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Garden City Books: 1954

Seller ID: 039058


91 pp, [2], glossy blu-brown-yel-red color illustrated boards w/blu spine and black lettering, color illustrated endpapers of various animals. A collection of forty-five fables, from The Fox and the Grapes, The Quack Frog, The Stag at the Pool, The Gnat and the Bull, The Vain Jackdaw, Golden Eggs, The Lark and the Farmer, the Hare and the Hound and many more. A fable is the kind of story that show us what happens as a result of foolish, greedy, selfish, or vain actio... View more info