1916 · Madison, WI
by Stewart, K. Bernice; Homer Watt
Madison, WI: The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 1916. First Edition. Very Good. First edition. Vol. XVIII, Parts I & II. Complete in two volumes. [iv], 340; vi, 341-760 pp. Wraps. Very Good or better with chipping to fragile wraps, especially to the spine and edges of Part II, outer wraps of that volume split along spine but binding intact; contents clean and occasionally unopened. Rare in nice shape. Part II includes the article "Legends of Paul Bunyan, Lumberjack" by K. Bernice Stewart & Homer Watt, which compiled anecdotes and interviewed Wisconsin lumberjacks about the legendary mammoth North American logging figure frequently seen with his blue ox, Babe. It was the first scholarly examination of the folklore around Paul Bunyon. William Laughead's commercialization of Bunyan for the Red River Lumber Company that same year helped make him the icon he is today.
(Inventory #: 140939763)