New York: Crown Publishers, 1949. 1st edition. Cloth. 1st edition, 1949. Very Good copy of this SCARCE title signed by Botkin. 8vo., 776 pp. Bound in publishers black cloth with titles in gilt. Full color illustrated dust jacket features Southern vignettes. Jacket has some very minor chipping, esp. along top and base of spine. Some speckling along text edge. Previous owners signature inside front cover, otherwise clean and unmarked. Dust jacket now protected in mylar sleeve. Very Good / Very Good. Item #25887
Benjamin Albert Botkin (February 7, 1901 – July 30, 1975) was an American folklorist and scholar. He attended the English High School of Boston and then studied at Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1920 with a B.A. in English. He earned his M.A. in English at Columbia University a year later in 1921, and his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1931, where he studied under Louise Pound and William Duncan Strong.
In his honor, the American Folklore Society awards the Benjamin A. Botkin Prize to individuals whose work in documenting American folklore has deepened the conversation of the way in which people create an art that reflects their reality and transmits culture and understanding. - Wiki.