Tall Tales from Texas
Boatright, Mody C.; J. Frank Dobie (Foreword) , Elizabeth E. Keefer(illus.)
Place Published: Dallas
Publisher: The Southwest Press
Date Published: 1934
Edition: Special Edition for the Texas-Folk-Lore Society
Book Id: 33334
100pp. Small octavo [19 cm] 1/2 light blue cloth with decorative paper covered boards, a black ink stamped title on the spine, and a tan and black printed title label on the front cover. Very good. The extremities are gently bumped and rubbed, and the spine is rolled.
From the Introduction- "The pioneers who came to Texas to found a cattle industry that eventually extended from the Rio Grande to the Big Bow brought with them fro the older Southwestern frontier a large body of floating literature of the tall tale variety. The influence of this folk material is clearly discernible in the works of Longstreet, and Baldwin, and other Southern humorists who preceded Mark Twain."