New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. 244pp. Octavo [22 cm] Light brown thickly woven cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and dark brown ink stamped designs on the spine and front cover. Very good. The edges of the spine and covers have multiple small dark stains. Spine gently rolled. The top edge of the text block is slightly soiled. The pages are mildly browned. The dust jacket is in very good condition. Heavily rippled. The edges are rubbed and lightly creased and chipped. The front inside flap is creased. Item #29470
Credit for the inspiration and initial production of The American Folkways Series belongs entirely to Erskine Caldwell. He used his own popularity as a novelist to persuade the publisher Duell, Sloan and Pearce to produce the series under Caldwell's editorial direction. Twenty-eight books in the series were published. Each book in the series studied a unique, different area of the country each providing an appreciation of regional consciousness and preserving the historical basis for the folkways of America.