Ballads of the Great West

Ballads of the Great West

Fife, Austin and Alta

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Place Published: Palo Alto, CA
Publisher: American West Publishing Company
Date Published: 1970
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0910118175
Book Id: 41220


SIGNED. 271pp. Octavo [25 cm] Olive green cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good, with only minor rubbing at the extremities, and subtle fading to the endsheets. With a Lexicon at the rear. In a very good dust jacket, with light edge wear.


Inscribed by both authors on the half title page. From the dust jacket- "These ballads have been transmitted in various forms. Some have found their way through the decades as song; some as oral or printed verse; and others which began as verse have been combined with melodies and come to be known as folk songs. Ballads have also provided the basis for many popular western movie and television portrayals. In most cases the author's name has been lost through many years of transmission. However, when possible, the author has been cited along with the source of each poem."

By This Author: Fife, Austin and Alta