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Rattlesnakes, J. Frank Dobie

Label
Rattlesnakes
Title
Rattlesnakes
Statement of responsibility
J. Frank Dobie
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Here are observations and speculations, legends and yarns, even gossip about the habits and dispositions of these extraordinary creatures{u2014}rattlesnakes{u2014}their reported size, deadliness, and power to charm their natural enemies. Here are descriptions of actual fights to the death between rattlesnakes and other animals and accounts of the strange experiences human beings have had with them, as well as tips on where to find them and how to act when you see one. Dobie began systematically collecting lore about the rattlesnake world many years ago, using some of it in such regional publications as Southwest Review and incorporating much of it into essays{u2014}with the intention of eventually putting together a book about rattlesnakes. Now, in this collection of twenty-two articles, his wish is posthumously fulfilled. Only Frank Dobie could tell of this fascinating and frightening creature with such wisdom and humor, thereby tempering "the age-old feud between the snake and man." And the rattlesnake{u2014}who once aroused fear among even the boldest men in the Old West{u2014}can at last be regarded with tolerance, respect, and even affection -- Amazon
Cataloging source
DLC/ICU
Citation location within source
A19, p. 47
Citation source
McVicker
Dewey number
598.12
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL666.O6
LC item number
D594 1965
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Rattlesnakes, J. Frank Dobie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Jacket design by Sam Bryant, with drawing by Eldridge Hardie
Contents
Rattlesnake lore -- Some rattlesnakes I've associated with -- Being casual with rattlesnakes -- Snakes in the corn patch -- The rattlesnake hunter -- A dissertation on lying about snakes -- Rattlesnakes and the inferiority complex -- Smelling rattlesnakes on the front gallery -- Cat and rattlesnake -- The way of a boy and a girl with rattlesnakes -- With friendly feelings for rattlesnakes -- Rover the rattlesnake dog -- Rattlesnakes in waters quiet and unquiet -- Between the Comanche and the rattlesnake -- Snake-killing cats and dogs -- A bola of rattlesnakes -- Do rattlesnakes swallow their young? -- Is the bite of the rattlesnake fatal to itself? -- The mockingbird and the rattlesnake -- The eagle and the serpent that rattles -- Wild gobbler and rattlesnake fight -- The rattlesnake-guarded treasure
Control code
1321257
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
201 pages
Lccn
65020737 //r85
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (Main): Second printing. Green buckram binding.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of John and Ruth Scofield, 1988. Originally collected by Leman Stone Baker. Blue cloth binding. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Dobie Collection. Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1986 (Access. No. 1986-004). Half- bound in leather.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Dobie Collection. Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1986 (Access. No. 1986-004). Ams excerpt from a newspaper review [in the hand of Bertha Dobie] (1 leaf) and 4 newspaper reviews, in envelope, laid in. Blue cloth binding. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 5 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilfred and Bridget Webb, 1990 (Access. No. 1990-050). Bookplate of The Wilfred Webbs. Blue cloth binding. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 6 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilson M. Hudson, 1990 (Access. No. 1990-064). Inscribed: W.M. Hudson, March 4, 1966. Blue cloth binding. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 7 (SW Writers): Forms part of Lowman-Dobie Collection. Gift of Al Lowman, 2004 (Access. No. 2004-006). Inscribed by Eldridge Hardie to Darlyne & Al Lowman. Items laid in: Bookseller's announcement (1 slip); book reviews (2 newspaper clippings). With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 8 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With covered dust jacket.
Label
Rattlesnakes, J. Frank Dobie
Publication
Note
Jacket design by Sam Bryant, with drawing by Eldridge Hardie
Contents
Rattlesnake lore -- Some rattlesnakes I've associated with -- Being casual with rattlesnakes -- Snakes in the corn patch -- The rattlesnake hunter -- A dissertation on lying about snakes -- Rattlesnakes and the inferiority complex -- Smelling rattlesnakes on the front gallery -- Cat and rattlesnake -- The way of a boy and a girl with rattlesnakes -- With friendly feelings for rattlesnakes -- Rover the rattlesnake dog -- Rattlesnakes in waters quiet and unquiet -- Between the Comanche and the rattlesnake -- Snake-killing cats and dogs -- A bola of rattlesnakes -- Do rattlesnakes swallow their young? -- Is the bite of the rattlesnake fatal to itself? -- The mockingbird and the rattlesnake -- The eagle and the serpent that rattles -- Wild gobbler and rattlesnake fight -- The rattlesnake-guarded treasure
Control code
1321257
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
201 pages
Lccn
65020737 //r85
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (Main): Second printing. Green buckram binding.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of John and Ruth Scofield, 1988. Originally collected by Leman Stone Baker. Blue cloth binding. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Dobie Collection. Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1986 (Access. No. 1986-004). Half- bound in leather.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Dobie Collection. Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1986 (Access. No. 1986-004). Ams excerpt from a newspaper review [in the hand of Bertha Dobie] (1 leaf) and 4 newspaper reviews, in envelope, laid in. Blue cloth binding. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 5 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilfred and Bridget Webb, 1990 (Access. No. 1990-050). Bookplate of The Wilfred Webbs. Blue cloth binding. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 6 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilson M. Hudson, 1990 (Access. No. 1990-064). Inscribed: W.M. Hudson, March 4, 1966. Blue cloth binding. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 7 (SW Writers): Forms part of Lowman-Dobie Collection. Gift of Al Lowman, 2004 (Access. No. 2004-006). Inscribed by Eldridge Hardie to Darlyne & Al Lowman. Items laid in: Bookseller's announcement (1 slip); book reviews (2 newspaper clippings). With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 8 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With covered dust jacket.

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