Book Details + Condition: Farrar & Rinehart (New York). First Edition, 1942. Hardcover with dust jacket. 272 pages. Illustrated. Assembled here are 78 stories from six of the "ballad-singingest, tale-tellingest" residents of the eastern Kentucky mountain country. Based on stories rooted in European traditions from German fairy tales to Irish hero stories to Greek myths, the tales were handed down through generations of storytelling before Marie Campbell collected them in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Campbell was a teacher and folklorist who, between 1926 and 1934, lived and worked the Kentucky mountains. Signed by the author to title page. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to boards; interior is clean and free of markings, save author's signature to title page, and owner's name in small print to upper text block. Dust jacket shows wear and chipping to edges and corners (along with owner name present).