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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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Men in Battle [Inscribed to Will Holt and Betty Jonah]
Berlin: Seven Seas, 1960. Reprint. Will Holt (b. 1929) and Betty Jonah (1930-1983) were a husband-and-wife performing duo. popular in the Sixties for their travelling Weill/Brecht cabaret act. Holt's most famous composition was the folk mega-hit "Lemon Tree," which was performed by Peter, Paul and Mary, Trini Lopez, and others...
[Item #26551]
Price: $200.00
 
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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
 
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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
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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
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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
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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]
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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)
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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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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
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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
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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
 
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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
 
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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
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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
 
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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
 
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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
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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
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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
 
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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]
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The Man Who Adores the Negro: Race and American Folklore
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; 210pp. Fine, unmarked copy. Issued simultaneously in wrappers; this is the somewhat less common hardcover edition. No jacket, perhaps as issued.
[Item #26459]
Price: $25.00
 
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Woke Up This Mornin': Poetry of the Blues
New York: Bantam Books, [1973]. First Edition. 12mo (17.5cm.); original black pictorial card wrappers; [16].122pp. Textblock uniformly toned, else Fine. Collection of lyrics by the major blues singers, including Leadbelly, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Bukka White, and Howlin' Wolf. With an introduction by Nicholas.
[Item #25876]
Price: $20.00
 
Woke Up This Mornin': Poetry of the Blues
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Le Point - Revue Artistique et Litteraire, XL (Janvier 1952). Le Jazz
Paris: Le Point, 1952. First Edition. Entire issue devoted to (mostly American) jazz, with articles by Hugues Panassie ("Le Jazz, musique vivant"), Madeleine Gautier ("Le Blues"); Big Bill Broonzy ("Lowland Blues"), others. Many full-page photographs featuring portraits of Don Byas, Zutty Singleton, Mezz Mezzrow, Louis Armstrong, and others; 10 photos...
[Item #20005]
Price: $100.00
 
Le Point - Revue Artistique et Litteraire, XL (Janvier 1952). Le Jazz
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Ramblin' Boy and Other Songs by Tom Paxton. Original Drawings by Agnes Friesen
London: Oak Publications / Music Sales, 1964. First Edition. Quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; 88pp; illus. Minor external scuffing to wrappers, internally clean and unmarked; Very Good. Collects 40 of Paxton's early folksongs, including the hits "Ramblin' Boy" and "Last Thing on My Mind." A clean, attractive copy.
[Item #26492]
Price: $25.00
 
Ramblin' Boy and Other Songs by Tom Paxton. Original Drawings by Agnes Friesen


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