Whedbee, Charles Harry Legends of the Outer Banks and Tar Heel Tidewater
Winston-Salem, NC John F. Blair, Publisher 1966 Second Printing Cloth Very Good in Good+ dust jacket
Illustrated by Shields, Anne Kesler
Signed by Author
165 pp. Dark green cloth slightly bowed boards, spine slightly slanted. Front and back pastedowns show map of North Carolina coast. Black and white illustrations. DJ shows some edgewear and tiny chips at spine and edges, 1" tear at top edge. DJ is in protective Brodart plastice wrapper. Inscribed by author on title page.
"From Blackbeard's den at Ocracoke, to the Hills of the Seven Sisters at Nag's Head, to the misty swamps of Shallotte, there is hardly an inch of territory along North Carolina's coast without a legend attached to it. Inlanders may be skeptical regarding the sometimes miraculous, often horror-filled tales that make up the coastal folklore, but Outer Bankers accept the incredible as fact. The phenomena of the Outer Banks range from phosphorescent lights appearing and disappearing over Pamlico Sound to the strange fate of a crewless ship marooned on deadly Diamond Shoals. Legendary heroes such as Captain Jim Baum Gaskill are often truly heroic - or they may be scurrilous, like old Quork and Blackbeard. But they all loom larger than life with deeds and personalities unique to coastal Carolina."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Signed by Author