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Irish Folk Music, a Fascinating Hobby with Some Account of Allied Subjects Including  O'Farrell's Treatise on the Irish or Union Pipes and Touhey's Hints to Amateur pipers
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Irish Folk Music, a Fascinating Hobby with Some Account of Allied Subjects Including O'Farrell's Treatise on the Irish or Union Pipes and Touhey's Hints to Amateur pipers

By O'Neill, (Captain) Francis

Chicago: Regan Publishing, 1910. First Edition. Octavo. 359 pages, index, appendices and illustrations. Though a longtime Chicago police officer who rose to Chief of Police in 1901, he is best remember for being the leading expert on traditional Irish music. Many scholars have written on his influence on the Irish music of Chicago (often delaying investigations of cases when there was a chance to learn an old Irish piece of folk music). The book was printed in a small print run and read to death since at the end there is also in the appendices on the pipes, the drones and the folk lyrics. Bound in green pictorial gilt cloth lettered in black, spine gilt, light wear to spine ends and corners, gutter of endpapers have old repair (glued). A very good copy.

$450.00

The Pawnee: Mythology (Part I), All Published
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The Pawnee: Mythology (Part I), All Published

By Dorsey, George A.

Washington, DC: Published By the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1906. 546 pages. Signed by the author on the title page. The author was the Curator of Anthropology at the Field Museum of Natural History. Although labeled "Part I", this work is complete within itself and contains 148 tales of the Kitkehahki, Pitahauirat, and Chaui bands of the Pawnee. The myths include: "True Stories of the Heavenly Beings,", "Tales of Ready-to-Give," "The Origin of Medicine Ceremonies or Power" and "Coyote Tales," among others. When the Pawnee were removed form Nebraska to Oklahoma, their population had been nearly 2,000. This work came from the 500 who survived and remembered their religious observances though they had now become almost totally abandoned. Bound in maroon cloth, spine lettering gilt.

$325.00

The Ogres of Oyeyama
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The Ogres of Oyeyama

Tokyo: T. Hasegawa, 1891. 12mo. 34 unnumbered pages with rich color illustrations printed Japanese style (fukurotoji) on crepe paper, based on the Japanese title Nihon Mukashibanashi. One of the most colorful of the Japanese fairy tales with the legendary character Shuten Doji. Scarce in fine condition.

$175.00

The Longevity of Man; Its Facts and Fictions; with a Prefatory Letter to Prof. Owen..on the Limits and Frequency of Exceptional Cases
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The Longevity of Man; Its Facts and Fictions; with a Prefatory Letter to Prof. Owen..on the Limits and Frequency of Exceptional Cases

By Thoms, William John

London: Norgate, 1879. Octavo. xxxii, 320 pages. The author was a legendary antiquary whose scholarship gave us the word "folklore". He wrote on the origins of the duties, privileges and ranks of nobility, and he was the friend as well as an influence on Charles Dickens and many of the accomplished writers and scholars in England. It was his econoclastic treatise here on Human Longevity which raised a storm since he challenged what many had believed as authentic ases of those who lived well beyond a hundred years. He said that they were extremely rare (though in the 21st century through medicine, it has become far more common.

$150.00

Cradle Lullabies (with an Introduction By Edwin Osgood Glover)
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Cradle Lullabies (with an Introduction By Edwin Osgood Glover)

By Field, Eugene

Chicago; (1909): Canterbury. Octavo. 28p. Lullabies from a variety of cultures including Dutch, Japanese, Norse, Corsican, Armenian, Jewish, Cornish and Orkney with a final poem by Eugene Fields. A very good copy bound in paper covered boards lettered and decorated in red and blue with marbling, backed in white paper, in a very good dust jacket with corners chipped and piece torn away from lower rear corner. Previous owner's gift inscription. [BAL 5872].

$125.00

Weather Wisdom of the Texas-Mexican Border
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Weather Wisdom of the Texas-Mexican Border

By Dobie, J. Frank

[Austin, Texas]: Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1923. Octavo. Number II, reprinted from Pubications of the Texas Folk-Lore Society, 13pp., bound in tan printed wraps, A fine copy. [see McVickers D2].

$95.00

The Roadrunner in Fact and Folk-Lore
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The Roadrunner in Fact and Folk-Lore

By Dobie, J. Frank (Christmas Greeting)

[Texas]: Texas Game, Fish and Oyster Commission, 1939. Octavo. Inscribed and signed by Dobie's wife Bertha as a Christmas gift. 31pp. Reprinted from In The Shadow of History, the 1939 publication of the Texas Folk-Lore Society, bound in pale blue pictorial wraps printed and decorated in dark bbue, some toning to edges. A very good copy. [McVickers, D26].

$120.00

Woggheeguy, Australian Aboriginal Legnds
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Woggheeguy, Australian Aboriginal Legnds

By Stow, Chatherine (K. Langloh parker)

Adelaide, [Australia]: F.W. Preece & Sons, 1930. First Edition. Small Quarto. One of the best accounts of the beliefs and stories of the Aboriginal people of North-West New South Wales. The author lived among some of the finest aboriginal tribes most of her life recording their legends and stories. Unfortunately, the tribes had almost become extinct making this venture more difficult for her but passionate to tell their story. 98p., nicely illustrated by Nora Heysen, bound in beige pictorial paper covered boards lettered and decorated in black and red, backed in red cloth, pictorial endpapers. A fine bright copy in original pictorial dust jacket with some finger soiling. Very nice.

$175.00

BOOK OF THE BEAR

By Harrison, Jane and Hope Mirrlees, Illustrated by Garnett, Ray

London: Nonesuch Press, 1926. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Marble Board w Cloth. Collected folk-tales of the bear including Tolstoy's version of "The Three Bears." B/w and two color prints. 107 pp.

$40.00

Myths of the Origin of Fire
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Myths of the Origin of Fire

By Frazer, Sir James George

London: Macmillan, 1930. Original Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 238p. index Beginning with Tasmania and the rest of Polynesia, he proceeds to compare the mystical aspects of fire in virtually every culture throughout the world.

$90.00

Diamond Bessie & the Shepherds
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Diamond Bessie & the Shepherds

By Hudson, Wilson M. (editor)

Austin: The Encino Press, 1972. First Edition. Octavo. Number 36 of the Teaxs Folklore Society, 158pp., bound in red pictorial cloth depicting Diamond Bessie in black, spine lettering black A fine bright copy in an unclipped pictorial dust jacket with some sunning to spine otherwise near fine. This book is made up of 15 articles with a wide range of subject matter. Folklore, religion, ancient symbolism and more, farmers, ranchers and of course, the murder trial of Diamond Bessie.

$17.50

Tales and Rhymes of a Texas Household
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Tales and Rhymes of a Texas Household

By Dobie, Bertha McKee

Austin, Tx;: Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1927. Octavo. 49p. From the library of Mrs. J. Frank Dobie,[Bertha McKee Dobie] with her address plate. This was reprinted from the Texas and Southwestern Lore, publication number VI in 1927. Bound in tan wraps printed in black, chip to lower front corner, early clear tape mend to spine. A good copy of this scarce booklet.

$70.00

Stories of Christmas and the Bowie Knife (signed By J. Frank Dobie on Half Title page)
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Stories of Christmas and the Bowie Knife (signed By J. Frank Dobie on Half Title page)

By Dobie, J. Frank

Austin; (1953): Steck Company. First Edition. Octavo. 65pp., signed by the author on the half-title. Illustrated in color by Warren Hunter. Bound in red cloth pictorially stamped in gilt spine ettering gilt, in original glassine wrapper heavily chipped, in publishers cardboard slipcase. A fine copy.

$145.00

MELISSA, Folklore, Lotta Di Classe e Modificazionio Culturali in Una Comunita Contadina Meridionale
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MELISSA, Folklore, Lotta Di Classe e Modificazionio Culturali in Una Comunita Contadina Meridionale

By Faeta, Francesco

Firenze: (1979): La Casa Usher. First Edition. Octavo. 279 pp. Italian text. Illustrated with photographs. A documentary of the struggle and modification of the life of those people of a Southern Italian community, their social life and customs. Bound in pictorial yellow stiff paper wraps lettered in black. A very good copy.

$30.00

The American Ritual Tapestry: Social Rules and Cultural Meanings

By Deegan, Mary Jo (editor)

Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1998. First Ediiton. Cloth. Near Fine. Ocatvo. 181pp. Collected articles 0n ceremonies, ranging from the media, sex-codes, and funerals. Bibliography. Index. Bound in dark blue cloth boards, with gold titles on black panels. "Conference Room" stamped on ffep.

$55.00

From the Land of the Totem Poles: The Northwest Coast Indian Art Collection of the American Museum of Natural History
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From the Land of the Totem Poles: The Northwest Coast Indian Art Collection of the American Museum of Natural History

By Jonaitis, Aldona

New York; (1988): American Museum of Natural History, 1988. First Edition. Quarto. 269pp. Illustrated with color and black & white historical photographs illustrating the history of Native American meeting Europeans, having these artistic objects admired and carted off to museums, at the same time their religious practices were restricted. Bibliography. Index. Bound in black cloth pictorially stamped in silver, spine lettering silver. A near fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket with corners only slightly bumped.

$65.00

UMBUNDU - FOLK TALES FROM ANGOLA
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UMBUNDU - FOLK TALES FROM ANGOLA

By Ennis, Merlin, Ed. And Trans

Boston; (1962): Beacon Press. First Ediiton. Octavo. 316 pp. with a comparative analysis by Albert Lord, bound in red paper covered boards backed in gray cloth, spine lettering white. A very good copy in unclipped pictorial dust jacket with only minor rubbing to corners and spine ends.

$20.00

LEGEND OF ST. KENELM

By Hartland, E. Sidney

New York: Bristol and Gloucestershire Arcaheological Society, 1917. Orginal Wraps. Fair/No Dust Jacket as Issued. Printer Wrapper. fragile but complete 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Offprint from Bristol and Glouchestershire Archaeological Society Transactions, Vol. XXXIX; boy saint of Winchcombe; Gladys Reichard's copy.

$20.00

HUNGARIAN FOLK DANCES

By Jobbagy, Ilona and Kutny, Istvan, Illustrated by Hargittay, Julius

Astor Park, FL: Danubian Press, Inc. 1969. Cloth. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket as Issued. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 62 pp. Gilt cover devices bright.

$25.00

STEPHEN FOSTER OR WEEP NO MORE MY LADY: A BIOGRAPHICAL PLAY ONSTEPEHN COLLINS FOSTER, FATHER OF AMERICAN FOLK SONGS
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STEPHEN FOSTER OR WEEP NO MORE MY LADY: A BIOGRAPHICAL PLAY ONSTEPEHN COLLINS FOSTER, FATHER OF AMERICAN FOLK SONGS

By Smith, Earl Hobson

Foster Players Knoxville, TN 1939. 3rd edition, a good copy signed by H. H. Fuson, inscribed by author to Fuson.

$25.00

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