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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: 035721

ISBN: 1574410377

Condition: Near Fine


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: 030380

ISBN: 1574410377

Condition: Near Fine


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: $21.25

Publisher: Austin, TX, The Encino Press: 1972

Seller ID: 040817

Condition: Near Fine


viii, [2], 151 pp, red buckram covered boards w/black lettering, tan dj w/black-brown lettering w/black-and-white illustrated front & rear panels. Illustrated w/black and white photographs and with line drawings by James R. Snyder. A collection of fourteen essays on Texas folklore folk life by well-known folklorists, including J. Fank Dobie, Mody C. Boatright, William A. Owens, C. L.Sonnichsen, and Abernethy. some of the old ways- customs - still practiced in Texa... 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

Condition: Good +


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

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

Condition: Near Fine


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