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Twenty-Four Negro Melodies, Transcribed for Piano by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Op. 59. With a Preface by Booker T. Washington
Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1905. First Edition. Landmark collection of African-American spirituals, by the first African-American to gain true eminence as a composer in the European classical style. Somewhat scarce in dustwrapper. Quarto (32cm). Original card wrappers; dustjacket; (xiv), 125pp. Near Fine in the scarce printed dustwrapper, chipped at corners and...
[Item #14080]
Price: $125.00
 
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Beside Myself
New York: Flatiron Press, 1962. First Edition. A significant association, joining two of the great figures of the 1960s folk revival. Allan Block (1923-2013) was the long-time proprietor of the Allan Block Sandal Shop, on West 4th Street, which would become one of the twin hubs of the Greenwich Village...
[Item #26448]
Price: $200.00
 
Beside Myself. Allan BLOCK.
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The New Lost City Ramblers Song Book
New York: Oak Publications, 1964. First Edition. Quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; 256pp. Mild external wear; internally clean, tight and unmarked. A great compilation of traditional American songs as performed by the New Lost City Ramblers (John Cohen, Mike Seeger, and Tom Paley), the group that launched the revival of traditional...
[Item #26495]
Price: $45.00
 
The New Lost City Ramblers Song Book. John COHEN, Mike Seeger.
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American Labor Songs of the Nineteenth Century
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1975. First Edition. Standard and definitive collection of labor songs from the late Colonial period through the Progressive Era. A great copy. Quarto. Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; xvii, 356pp; illus. Fine, tight, unmarked copy in a crisp and unworn jacket, Near Fine.
[Item #20138]
Price: $25.00
 
American Labor Songs of the Nineteenth Century. Philip S. FONER.
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Folklorist of the Coal Fields: George Korson's Life and Work
State College: Penn State University Press, 1980. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 200pp; illus. Slight sun-fading to jacket spine panel, else a Fine, apparently unread copy. Biography of folklorist and folk song collector George Korson, whose compilations of coal-mining songs remain one of the key contributions to Pennsylvania folk history.
[Item #26467]
Price: $20.00
 
Folklorist of the Coal Fields: George Korson's Life and Work. Angus K. GILLESPIE.
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Original Silkscreen Poster: Untitled [Portrait of Pete Seeger]
N.p. 1965. Striking portrait of a folksinger with a twelve-string guitar. Though untitled, the image bears a strong resemblance to Newman's 2009 poster-portrait of Pete Seeger, who we strongly suspect is the subject of this piece as well. Rare image by the talented West Coast printmaker Earl Newman (b. 1930)...
[Item #16063]
Price: $600.00
 
Original Silkscreen Poster: Untitled [Portrait of Pete Seeger]. GRAPHICS & ORIGINAL ART, Earl NEWMAN.
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Corpus (Inscribed)
N.p. by the author, 1967. First Edition. Octavo. Printed, staple-bound wrappers; 46pp. Limited to 100 copies, printed at the Hooiberg Printing Co., Epe, Netherlands. Inscribed below limitation statement: "For the promoter of good music & poetry - Izzy Young / Ted Grieder," undated. Mild external dusting, else Fine. Izzy Young...
[Item #26451]
Price: $45.00
 
Corpus (Inscribed). Ted GRIEDER.
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Where Have the Heroes Gone (Inscribed)
N.p. by the author, n.d. (ca 1967). First Edition. Octavo. Printed, staple-bound wrappers; 46pp. Limited to 50 copies. Cover design and illustrations by Bernice Mast. Inscribed below limitation statement: "Copy for Izzy Young for his collection. When he collects this, he collects everything / Ted Grieder," undated. Mild external dusting...
[Item #26453]
Price: $45.00
 
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American Folksong [Lengthily Inscribed, with Original Watercolor]
New York: Moe Asch / Disc Company of America, 1947. First Edition. An important Guthrie book, containing a number of his best songs; one of his toughest to find in acceptable condition, and very rare signed. In addition to the colorful watercolor presentation, this copy includes an extraordinary, lengthy inscription...
[Item #26141]
Price: $17,500.00
 
American Folksong [Lengthily Inscribed, with Original Watercolor]. Woody GUTHRIE.
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Bound for Glory
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1943. First Edition. A decent example of Woody's great autobiography, an enduring classic of American Depression-era writing. First Printing. Octavo; black cloth, with titles and illustration in gilt on spine and front panel; yellow topstain; 428pp. Gilt moderately oxidized, with dustiness to boards and a trace...
[Item #11750]
Price: $400.00
 
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Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti Commissioned by Moses Asch - 1945, Composed and Sung by Woody Guthrie 1946-47
New York: Oak Publications, 1960. First Edition. Quarto. Pictorial card wrappers, 34pp. Hint of external toning at extremities and spine-fold, else a clean, Near Fine copy. Cover illustration by Antonio Frasconi. Excellent copy of this compilation of Woody's Sacco & Vanzetti ballads, including "I Just Want to Sing Your Name,"...
[Item #26490]
Price: $35.00
 
Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti Commissioned by Moses Asch - 1945, Composed and Sung by Woody Guthrie 1946-47. Woody GUTHRIE, Moe Asch, eds Irwin Silber.
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American Folksong
New York: Oak Publications, 1961. Reprint. Quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; 54pp. Light external soiling and edge-rubbing; Very Good Plus. Reissue of the uncommon 1949 edition, originally published by Moe Asch under the DISC Company of America imprint. Nice copy.
[Item #26498]
Price: $25.00
 
American Folksong. Woody GUTHRIE, ed Moses Asch.
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California to the New York Island: Being a Pocketfull of Brags, Blues, Bad-Men Ballads, Love Songs, Okie Laments and Children's Catcalls
New York: The Guthrie Children's Trust Fund, 1958. First Edition. Notes and text to 29 songs, including some of Guthrie's most popular ballads: "Bound for Glory," "Hard Travelin'," "Pretty Boy Floyd," "Talking Dust Bowl," and "This Land Is Your Land." Edited by Millard Lampell, with a 2pp introduction by Pete...
[Item #26404]
Price: $125.00
 
California to the New York Island: Being a Pocketfull of Brags, Blues, Bad-Men Ballads, Love Songs, Okie Laments and Children's Catcalls. Woody GUTHRIE, Millard songs: LAMPELL.
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California to the New York Island: Being a Pocketfull of Brags, Blues, Bad-Men Ballads, Love Songs, Okie Laments and Children's Catcalls
New York: The Guthrie Children's Trust Fund, 1960. Second Edition. Notes and text to 29 songs, including some of Guthrie's most popular ballads: "Bound for Glory," "Hard Travelin'," "Pretty Boy Floyd," "Talking Dust Bowl," and "This Land Is Your Land." Edited by Millard Lampell, with a 2pp introduction by Pete...
[Item #26422]
Price: $60.00
 
California to the New York Island: Being a Pocketfull of Brags, Blues, Bad-Men Ballads, Love Songs, Okie Laments and Children's Catcalls. Woody GUTHRIE, Millard songs: LAMPELL.
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The Woody Guthrie Songbook
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [1976]. First Edition. First printing, wrapper issue. Quarto (27cm.); original black pictorial card wrappers; 253,[3]pp.; plain photographic illus., sheet music. Extremties rubbed, most notably to spine foot, else Near Very Good. Includes music and lyrics for sixty original songs, as well as "Writings, Drawings, Memorabilia...
[Item #21301]
Price: $25.00
 
The Woody Guthrie Songbook. Woody GUTHRIE, design Will Hopkins, Harold Leventhal, eds Marjorie Guthrie.
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McCarthy Versus the State Department. Toward Consensus on Certain Charges Against the State Department By Senator Joseph McCarthy and Others. An Impartial Factual Analysis
N.p. (Durham, NC): By the Author, 1952. Revised Edition. SEIDMAN H95: "A review of McCarthy's charges of communist influence inthe State Department...who concludes that almost all of McCarthy's charges have been proved false." Staple-bound pamphlet; original printed wrappers; 34pp. Covers slightly dusted, mild creasing and sunning to edges; Very Good...
[Item #7324]
Price: $22.50
 
McCarthy Versus the State Department. Toward Consensus on Certain Charges Against the State Department By Senator Joseph McCarthy and Others. An Impartial Factual Analysis. Hornell Hart.
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Kingston Trio: 50 Folk Song Favorites
N.p. Hansen Educational Music, N.d. (ca 1960). First Edition. Small octavo (21cm). Staple-bound pictorial card wrappers; 97pp; illus. General external rubbing and wear; a few page corners turned; three songs in index have been underlined in purple ink; Very Good. Fifty favorite songs from the Kingston Trio repertoire, including "Tom...
[Item #30232]
Price: $25.00
 
Kingston Trio: 50 Folk Song Favorites. KINGSTON TRIO.
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75 Years of Freedom [title from cover]. Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. December 18, 1940
[Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress / USGPO, 1940]. First Edition. Programme of festivities and catalog of an exhibit of African-American art at the Library of Congress, staged to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the United States. The concert featured performances by Josh White, Sterling Brown...
[Item #30233]
Price: $100.00
 
75 Years of Freedom [title from cover]. Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. December 18, 1940. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Alain LOCKE, Sterling Brown, Alan Lomax.
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Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1920. Follow-up volume to the author's highly-regarded Cowboy Songs (1910), collecting 74 cowboy songs and ballads broken up into three sections: "Cowboy Yarns," "The Cowboy Off Guard," and "Cowboy Types." With a foreword by William Lyon Phelps. Scarce in dustjacket. Second Printing. Octavo (19.5cm): rust-colored...
[Item #26403]
Price: $200.00
 
Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp. John A. LOMAX.
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Jazz 'n Pops. A complete catalog of Jazz and Popular Longplay Records. Run of 21 issues.
New York: Long Player Publications, 1957-59. First Edition. A substantial run of early issues of this seminal periodical catalog, which amounts to a nearly-complete discography of popular, folk, blues and jazz albums released during the late 1950's. This grouping is of particular importance as it documents the transition to stereo...
[Item #27401]
Price: $300.00
 
Jazz 'n Pops. A complete catalog of Jazz and Popular Longplay Records. Run of 21 issues. LONG PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.
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The Ewan MacColl - Peggy Seeger Songbook
New York: Oak Publications, 1963. First Edition. Quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; 94pp; illus. Minor external scuffing to wrappers, internally clean and unmarked; Very Good. Introduction by Irwin Silber. A clean, attractive copy.
[Item #26493]
Price: $20.00
 
The Ewan MacColl - Peggy Seeger Songbook. Ewan MAcCOLL, Peggy Seeger.
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Look What They Done To My Song
New York: Random House, 1974. First Edition. Octavo. Green cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 251pp. Tight, Near Fine copy; remainder mark to bottom edge of text block. In the original pictorial dustwrapper, slightly toned at extremities but still sharp and unworn; Very Good Plus. Erratum slip included. Jazz novel; first book by...
[Item #20215]
Price: $45.00
 
Look What They Done To My Song. John McCLUSKEY.
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Country Music Sources: A Biblio-Discography of Commercially Recorded Traditional Music
Chapel Hill: Southern Folklife Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries, 2002. First Edition. Thick quarto. Green cloth boards, 1002pp. Fine, unmarked and apparently unread copy. Now the standard discography of American traditional music, and one of the greatest subject discographies ever compiled. Arranged with separate sections for...
[Item #26491]
Price: $100.00
 
Country Music Sources: A Biblio-Discography of Commercially Recorded Traditional Music. Guthrie MEADE, Douglas S. Meade Dick Spottswood.
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Tragedy of Naomi Wise and How She Came to Her Untimely End by Jonathan Lewis and Life of Andrew Jackson. Published by Colonel I.J. Brittain [...]
Winston-Salem, NC: I.J. Brittain, N.d. [ca 1920?]. An odd piece of North Carolina mendicant literature, published by "...an old, disabled Confederate Veteran" who implores his reader: "...never loan this book to any one. I will keep these Books in stock. Tell them to confine four dimes between two Postal Cards...
[Item #29623]
Price: $450.00
 
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Burugurasu Ongaku [Bluegrass Music]
Toyohashi, Japan: Traditional Song Society, Aichi University, 1967. First Edition. Uncommon, historic work by Mitsui, a professor of English at Kanazawa Univeristy in Japan, and his country's foremost scholar on country music. In his bibliographical survey of bluegrass material, Scott Hambly notes the existence of three book-length historical surveys of...
[Item #19502]
Price: $450.00
 
Burugurasu Ongaku [Bluegrass Music]. Toru MITSUI.


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