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The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining, and Other Affairs of Plain Living

Eliot Wigginton

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ISBN 10: 0385073534 / ISBN 13: 9780385073530
Published by Anchor, U.S.A., 1972
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From PORT HOLE BOOKS and PUBLISHING (Florence, OR, U.S.A.)

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Trade PB 3 Volume Set in slip case in very good condition; Slip case in good plus condition with moderate wear at extremities; Three separate books, each a differrent color; Books contain detailed information such as hog dressing, cabin making, banjo and dulcimers, midwifing, wild plant food, spinning and weaving, butter churns, and much more on other affairs of plain living; Filled with illustrative b/w photos. drawings, and diagrams; All three books are tight, sound, and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 040178

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Title: The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin ...

Publisher: Anchor, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions.

This classic debut volume of the acclaimed series covers a diverse array of crafts and practical skills, including log cabin building, hog dressing, basketmaking, cooking, fencemaking, crop planting, hunting, and moonshining, as well as a look at the history of local traditions like snake lore and faith healing.

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In the late 1960's, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living."

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