Uncommon Signed Folklore Classic
With His Pistol in His Hand: A Border Ballad and Its Hero
Notes: The classic study of border life and song. Paredes, the leading folklorist of US-Mexico border region, tells the compelling story of Gregorio Cortez who killed a sheriff in self-defense and became a hero through dozens of ballads and songs. Still in print, in the Texas Classics series, after sixty years.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a good, rather faded dust jacket. To make up for that, this copy is inscribed by Paredes in 1959. Scarce signed.
Publication: Austin: University of Texas Press, 1958.
Item No: #362543
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