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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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A White Girl Marries A Negro
St. Louis: National Citizens Protective Association, 1953. First Edition. Unrecorded broadside ballad by this Swedish-American traveling-salesman poet-songwriter, best-known for his anti-miscegenation ballad "The Saddest Story Ever Told." In the present work Allstorm (born Allstrom) relates the true story of Peggy Cripps, daughter of a British Peer, who shocked London society...
[Item #17310]
Price: $85.00
 
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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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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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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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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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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. Octavo (19.5cm); printed brown card wrappers; 128pp. A Fine copy. Early edition of this popular Socialist song-book, which went into at least seven editions between 1905 and 1913.
[Item #19477]
Price: $75.00
 
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People's Songs - Vol.2, No.5 (June 1947)
New York: People's Songs, 1947. Early issue of this important folk music journal, the present issue containing an early contribution by Woody Guthrie ("So Long, It's Been Good To Know You"), as well as a small piece on Paul Robeson, whose portrait graces the front cover. REUSS 74. Quarto (27.5cm);...
[Item #19081]
Price: $75.00
 
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People's Songs - Vol.1, No.12 (January 1947)
New York: People's Songs, 1947. Early issue of this important folk music journal, the present issue containing an early contribution by Woody Guthrie, by way of a letter to the editor and a glowing review of George Thompson's "Marxism and Poetry." Also included are brief pieces by Waldemar Hille, Lee...
[Item #19082]
Price: $50.00
 
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People's Songs - Vol.2, No.4 (May 1947)
New York: People's Songs, 1947. Early issue of this important folk music journal. The center spread is dedicated entirely to Woody Guthrie's contributions - three songs about miners ("Miners' Kids and Wives," "Talking Miner," and "The Dying Miner"). Also includes protest, farmer, and prison songs. REUSS 72. Quarto (27.5cm); black...
[Item #19083]
Price: $75.00
 
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People's Songs - Vol.2, No.11 (December 1947)
New York: People's Songs, 1947. The Christmas, 1947 issue of this long-running American folk music periodical, with content dedicated primarily to holiday music. "Christmas is a time for singing, and it is also a time when millions remember the words of one who preached the brotherhood of man. What better...
[Item #19176]
Price: $50.00
 
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The Advancing Proletaire
Chicago: International Song Publishers, [ca 1920]. First Edition. Scarce labor song-sheet issued by this short-lived Chicago Socialist music publishing cooperative, co-founded by Douglas Robson (who contributed at least two compositions to the IWW Songbook); and Rudolf Liebich, who according to Archie Green in his Big Red Songbook was the pianist...
[Item #14473]
Price: $150.00
 
The Advancing Proletaire
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The Vietnam Songbook
New York: The Guardian, 1969. First Edition. 114 songs of protest, including a section of translations of pro-Viet Cong ballads. Photographic text illustrations throughout (halftones). Octavo (25cm). Pictorial card wrappers; 223pp; illus. Mild rubbing to covers; brief bumps to corners; Very Good.
[Item #14674]
Price: $45.00
 
The Vietnam Songbook
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The Battle Cry: A New Collection of Temperance & Prohibition Songs
Cincinnati: Fillmore Music House, 1915. Reprint. Nicely preserved copy of this standard temperance hymnal, including such classics as "Whisky Steals the Wise Man's Brains" and "Song of the Distillery." Originally published in 1887; this copy bears the statement: "In Renewal, 1915, by H.S. Taylor and J.B. Herbert" on copyright page...
[Item #14618]
Price: $45.00
 
The Battle Cry: A New Collection of Temperance & Prohibition Songs