The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76129 Message #3940330
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Jul-18 - 01:44 AM
Thread Name: Marrowbones - I really want it!
Subject: RE: Marrowbones - I really want it!
As I stated above, I bought the original Marrow Bones book sometime prior to December, 2004, for $26 US. This book was published in 1965, and it is still in good condition. And one very nice thing about this book is the illustrations by Maire Magee. All in all, this is a delightful book.
Later on, I got a copy of The Foggy Dew, which was published in 1974. As Malcolm said above, this book was shoddily bound - several pages of my copy are loose. It's still a very nice collection of well-annotated songs, but it's not illustrated.
Did The Constant Lovers and The Wanton Seed have illustrations?
I now have the revised and reissued editions of all four books (Constant Lovers and Foggy Dew were published together as a single volume titled Southern Harvest). None of these three new volumes have illustrations other than what's on the cover - but I'm sure glad to have them.