About the Book
Coronado’s Children was one of J. Frank Dobie’s first books, and the one that helped gain him national prominence as a folklorist. In it, he recounts the tales and legends of those hardy souls who searched for buried treasure in the Southwest following in the footsteps of that earlier gold seeker, the Spaniard Coronado. “These people,” Dobie writes, “no matter what language they speak, are truly Coronado’s inheritors…. l have called them Coronado’s children. They follow Spanish trails, buffalo trails, cow trails, they dig where there are no trails; but oftener than they dig or prospect they just sit and tell stories of lost mines, of buried bullion by the jack load… ” This is the tale-spinning Dobie at his best, dealing with subjects as irresistible as ghost stories and haunted houses.
Coronado’s Children: Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest – by J. Frank Dobie with illustrations by Ben Carlton Mead. From The Southwest Press with 1930 copyright. This hardcover book measures about 9-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ and has 367 pages, ending with the Glossary. There are 6 illustrations and 6 maps. The end-papers are maps of the Southwest US.
See photos. In good condition with age/storage on the boards. The pages are toning but otherwise in very good condition. The binding is square and secure with some wiggle at front and back hinge. Name and address written and stamped on end-papers and back of Frontispiece page. No other markings noted. Stored in clean, smoke-free home.
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