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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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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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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
 
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Collection of four items related to Coxey's Army and the 1894 March on Washington
V.p. 1893-1894. First Edition. All items relating to the first (1894) "Coxey's Army," originally called the "Army of the Commonwealth of Christ," the first protest march on Washington, organized by Ohio businessman Jacob Coxey in reaction to the rise in unemployment caused by the Panic of 1893. The march officially...
[Item #22324]
Price: $1,500.00
 
Collection of four items related to Coxey's Army and the 1894 March on Washington
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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
 
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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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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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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 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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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
 
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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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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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A Collection of 18 pieces of Yugoslavian nationalist partisan sheet music
V.p. 1946-1947. 18 volumes, all large quartos. Very Good to Fine. Includes titles from the songbook series "Partizanske Pjesme: (nos. 1-8, all located in the British Library only in OCLC) and "Nova Pjesma" (see nos. 10-16, uniformly bound in red pictorial wrappers; none located in OCLC). 1. Hercigonja, Nikola. Partizanska [with]...
[Item #21781]
Price: $750.00
 


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