Folk-Lore of the Sea Islands, South Carolina. Memoirs of the American Folk-Lore Society Volume XVI First edition, first printing
Parsons, Elsie Clewe

Cambridge, MA American Folk-Lore Society 1923 First edition Octavo ( standard size) . Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Spine slightly faded. Head and tail of spine bumped. 219 p. w/ list of informants and writers, bibliography, riddles, toasts, game songs, and a discussion of folk ways. An important work detailing folklore in various forms from the African American residents of the islands east of Port Royal and North of Hilton Head on the Carolina coast. Interestingly, because the author stayed with African American families during her visit, she gained much greater access to their stories. Had she stayed with with residents, the locals told her they would not have been so open. Many of the tales are recorded in dialect, but not all. Very Good. No dust jacket issued Hardcover in full cloth (Item ID: 13443)

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