McMurry, James. The Catskill Witch and Other Tales of the Hudson Valley
McMurry, James. The Catskill Witch and Other Tales of the Hudson Valley
McMurry, James. The Catskill Witch and Other Tales of the Hudson Valley

McMurry, James. The Catskill Witch and Other Tales of the Hudson Valley

Regular price
$32.50
Sale price
$32.50
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

McMurry, James. The Catskill Witch and Other Tales of the Hudson Valley. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1974. First Edition. ISBN: 9780815601050. [5771]

Former library book, text clean, binding fine, includes dust jacket. Dj spine panel sunned. Very good in good dust-jacket. Hardcover.  Illustrated by Jeff Jones.

"Not long after coming to live within view of the beautiful Hudson River I discovered a book of tales entitled Myths and Legends of Our Own Land, by Charles M. Skinner. The first volume of this once-popular collection contains sundry legends of the Hudson and its Hills. So enchanted was I by these fanciful tales I decided many of them should be kept alive by being retold in more modern idiom and with some embellishment. Then, to the stories found in Skinner, I added nine of my own making, drawing freely from New York folk and Indian lore, from literature, from history and, of course, from imagination." - author's note.