Publication: Quadrangle Books, 1968, Chicago
First edition. Large 8vo. Review copy with slip laid-in. Two-tone cloth, xviii , 386  pp., foreword, acknowledgments, illustrated, index. Illustrations by Richard Lowe. Contains chapters on Tales, The Negro's Religion, Songs, Personal Experiences, Superstitions, Proverbs, Rhymes, Riddles, Names, and Children's Rhymes and Pastimes. Inscribed by the author "Especially inscribed for John Lee Brooks, a faithful and devoted friend through the years, with appreciation and thanks. Sincerely, J. Mason Brewer, 11-6-1974." Also has "John Lee Brooks From Dallas Times-Herald for review 1968," written on front pastedown sheet, but covered by the front dust jacket flap. John Lee Brooks was a Southern Methodist University Professor and past president of The Texas Folk Lore Society, [1934-1935, 1949-1950, 1950-1951]. J. Mason Brewer was the pre-eminent black Texas folklorist and first black member of The Texas Folk Lore Society. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket. Sharp copy.
Inventory Number: 46720