American Folklore Society Bibliographical and Special Series

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  1. Folk-Songs of the Southern United States
    “The spirit of balladry is not dead, but slowly dying. The instincts, sentiments, and feelings which it represents are indeed as immortal as romance itself, but their mode of expression, the folksong, is fighting with its back... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2014
    Paperback | £22.99
  2. Jump-rope Rhymes
    I had a little brother.His name was Tiny Tim.I put him in the bathtubTo teach him how to swim.He drank all the water.He ate all the soap.He died last nightWith a bubble in his throat.Jump-rope rhymes, chanted to maintain the rhythm... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2014
    Paperback | £20.99
  3. The British Traditional Ballad in North America
    Tristram Potter Coffin's The British Traditional Ballad in North America, published in 1950, became recognized as the standard reference to the published material on the Child ballad in North America. Centering on the theme of... Learn More
    Published: 2nd May 2012
    Paperback | £24.99
  4. Counting-Out Rhymes
    Eeny, meeny, figgledy, fig. Delia, dolia, dominig, Ozy, pozy doma-nozy, Tee, tau, tut, Uggeldy, buggedy, boo! Out goes you. (no. 129) You can stand, And you can sit, But, if you play, You must be it. (no. 577) Counting-out... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2012
    Paperback | £20.99
  5. Amorous Games
    Among the more interesting incunabula preserved in the Salle de la Réserve of the Bibliothèque National in Paris are the apparently unique copies of two editions, very similar in content, of a work entitled Les Adevineaux... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2011
    Paperback | £24.99
  6. Folklore Genres
    The essays in Folklore Genres represent development in folklore genre studies, diverging into literary, ethnographic, and taxonomic questions. The study as a whole is concerned with the concept of genre and with the history of... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1981
    Paperback | £26.99
  7. Folklore Methodology
    Kaarle Krohn's Folklore Methodology was the first systematic attempt to state a method of studying folkloristic materials. For centuries scholars had collected folkloristic texts and had commented on them, but they had not tried... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 1981
    Paperback | £16.99
  8. Morphology of the Folktale
    This book is the classic work on forms of the European folktale.... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1971
    Paperback | £17.99
  9. The Negro and His Folklore in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals
    In the eyes of many white Americans, North and South, the Negro did not have a culture until the Emancipation Proclamation. With few exceptions, serious collecting of Negro folklore by whites did not begin until the Civil War—and... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1967
    Paperback | £33.00
  10. Indian Tales of North America
    This collection of folktales, originally published in 1961, presents stories from a wide range of North American indigenous peoples. The stories are grouped into three categories: “The Way the World Is,” “What Man Must Know... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1961
    Paperback | £16.99