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"Me And My Captain" (Chain Gangs). Negro Songs of Protest from the Collection of Lawrence Gellert, arranged for Voice and Piano by Lan Adomian
New York: Hours Press, 1939. First edition. Scarce collection of African American chain gang chants, the second of four proposed compilations using source materials from the Lawrence Gellert collection (only two were actually published). Octavo (25cm). Original printed wrappers, printed in black; 31pp. Light external toning and soil; still a....
[Item #15672]
Price: $250.00
 
"Me And My Captain" (Chain Gangs). Negro Songs of Protest from the Collection of Lawrence Gellert, arranged for Voice and Piano by Lan Adomian
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Šamac-Sarajevo (Šime Vu eti ) [with] Omladinsko Kolo (Ive a e) [cover title]
Split: Izdanje K. U. D. "Ivan Lozica" [1947]. Large quarto (35.25cm.); bifolium, printed on newsprint; exterior leaves printed in red; sheet music. Edges a touch toned and lightly worn from handling, else Fine. Music and lyrics for two Hungarian nationalist songs, published in the Dalmatian city of Split. Not in...
[Item #21966]
Price: $50.00
 
Šamac-Sarajevo (Šime Vu eti ) [with] Omladinsko Kolo (Ive a e) [cover title]
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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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Work and Sing: A History of Occupational and Labor Union Songs in the United States
Crockett, CA: Carquinez Press, 2010. First Edition. Octavo; pictorial card wrappers; 190pp. New, unread copy. Only authoritative scholarly history of labor songs in America; includes a substantial (250 item) bibliography of primary materials, mostly from the author's own collection.
[Item #26441]
Price: $20.00
 
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Songs of the Revolution. Second Edition
London: The Communist Party of Great Britain, N.d. [ca 1926]. Second Edition. Octavo (20cm). Staple-bound pamphlet; [7]pp. Creased, with horizontal tears into both margins; still complete and Good. Includes "The Internationale," "The Red Army March," "A Rebel Song" by James Connolly, others.
[Item #24712]
Price: $50.00
 
6.

Xibanya ren min jun zhan ge...er Xibanya ge chang le.
Dalian: Guanghua Shudian, 1948. First Edition. Collection of Spanish Civil War songs originally compiled by U.S. veterans of the conflict, translated by Fang, and published in Dalian while it was under Communist control but before the Chinese revolution had succeeded on a national scale. Rare; we note none in commerce...
[Item #19318]
Price: $450.00
 
7.

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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Social Worship for Use In Families Schools & Churches [...] Issued on Behalf of the West London Ethical Society as a Memorial of its Twenty-First Anniversary
London: The West London Ethical Society/The Ethical Church, 1913. First Edition. The first volume consists of meditations and homilies chosen from both clerical and secular sources, intended to illustrate the non-religious principles of Ethical Culture. The second volume, edited by Charles Kennedy Scott, is a compilation of secular hymns for...
[Item #15746]
Price: $600.00
 
Social Worship for Use In Families Schools & Churches [...] Issued on Behalf of the West London Ethical Society as a Memorial of its Twenty-First Anniversary
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Rebel Song Book. Eighty-Seven Socialist and Labor Songs for Voice and Piano
New York: Rand School Press, 1935. First Edition. One of the iconic radical songbooks of the Thirties, with the striking cover graphic by the Rebel Arts Workshop. Octavo. Pictorial wrappers; 92pp + ads. Lengthy pencil annotation to final blank (lyrics to "Chevaliers de la Table Ronde); ink ownership signature (Irene...
[Item #19397]
Price: $200.00
 
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Himno de Riego: National Anthem of the Spanish Republic
London: Friends of the Spanish Republic, N.d. [1937?]. English version of the Anthem of the Spanish Republic, published "in support of the people in Spain in their fight for a free democracy and against Fascism." Rare; not located in OCLC; none others in commerce (2013). Quarto. Single sheet folded to...
[Item #18316]
Price: $200.00
 
Himno de Riego: National Anthem of the Spanish Republic
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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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I.W.W. worker's sing-along book
[Chicago?]: Industrial Workers of the World, 1972. 16mo (14.25cm.); original red printed staplebound wrappers; [8]pp.; illus. Bottom edge of the first leaf trimmed a bit close affecting last line of p. [1] without loss of meaning; else about Fine. Published for I.U. 630, Entertainment Workers. Michigan and Mississippi only in...
[Item #21083]
Price: $25.00
 
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Cantos de la Nueva Resistencia Española 1939-1961. Con la colaboración de Margot Galante Garrone
Montevideo, Uruguay: Editorial el Siglo Ilustrado, 1963. First Thus. First Spanish-language edition. 12mo; pictorial thick paper wrappers; xli, [80pp]. Mild bumps to corners; text paper very mildly tanned at margins; Very Good. Originally published in Italian as Canti della nuova Resistenza spagnola (Torino: 1962). Political and protest songs of the...
[Item #25690]
Price: $40.00
 
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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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Negro Folk Songs As Sung By Lead Belly, "King of the Twelve-String Guitar Players of the World," Long-Time Convict in the Penitentiaries of Texas and Louisiana.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition. The second collaborative effort by John and Alan Lomax, less a study of Negro folk songs than the oral autobiography of Huddie William Ledbetter, known to his friends as "Lead Belly." While traveling the southern states recording folk songs for the Library of...
[Item #26399]
Price: $1,500.00
 
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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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Songs of Socialism for Local Branch and Campaign Work, Public Meetings, Labor, Fraternal, and Religious Organizations, Social Gatherings, and the Home
Chicago: Brotherhood Publishing, Inc. 1907. Third Edition. Printed brown card wrappers; 128pp. Mild cover soil; text clean and unmarked; Very Good or better. Early edition of this popular Socialist song-book, which went into at least seven editions between 1905 and 1913.
[Item #17408]
Price: $60.00
 
Songs of Socialism for Local Branch and Campaign Work, Public Meetings, Labor, Fraternal, and Religious Organizations, Social Gatherings, and the Home
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Gezang un Kamf [Song & Struggle]. Songs for Voice and Piano. 5 Issues, 1934-1940.
New York: Jewish Workers Musical Alliance, 1934 -. Five [of eight?] annual issues, including issues for 1934-37 (identified as nos. 2-5) and 1940 (no. 8). Quarto format in printed wrappers; ca 72pp per issue. Texts in Yiddish (Hebrew characters), with song lyrics transliterated (but not translated). General wear; covers soiled...
[Item #11910]
Price: $175.00
 
Gezang un Kamf [Song & Struggle]. Songs for Voice and Piano. 5 Issues, 1934-1940.
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Songs for Seamen [cover title]
New York: National Maritime Union, CIO, [1947]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original decorative staplebound self-wrappers; unpaged. Minor toning along spine edge of rear wrapper, else Fine. Publication no. 15 of the Pilot, Education, and Publicity Department. Collection of songs from the Knights of Labor, the IWW, and the CIO and...
[Item #25253]
Price: $50.00
 
Songs for Seamen [cover title]
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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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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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The Muse of Parker Street - More Songs by Malvina Reynolds
New York: Oak Publications, 1967. First Edition. Quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; 96pp. Clean, tight and unmarked copy with a bit of external rubbing to wrappers; Very Good Plus. The second collection of Reynolds's original compositions to be published by Oak. Reynolds is best known as the author of the folk...
[Item #26494]
Price: $45.00
 
The Muse of Parker Street - More Songs by Malvina Reynolds
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Svobodnaia Piesn': Sbornik Revoliutsionnykh Piesn; i Stikhotvorenii [=] Russian Songs of Freedom
New York: Max N. Maisel, 1911. A compilation of Russian "songs of freedom" and revolutionary poems by various authors. Some of the works included here are early printings of Ruzrushennyi Mol' ("The Ruined Pier"), by Grigorii Gershuni, a Russian revolutionary and a founder of the Socialist Revolutionary Party; and Maxim...
[Item #21365]
Price: $750.00
 


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