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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 Workaday World
New York: George H. Doran Company, [1915]. First edition, octavo (20.5cm.); original green pictorial cloth stamped in white; xi,[12]-160pp. Light edge wear, contemporary gift inscription dated Helena, Montana, 10 November 1922, on front free endpaper; a Very Good, sound copy. Braley, a prolific American poet, is best known for penning...
[Item #22137]
Price: $25.00
 
Songs of the Workaday World
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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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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 #18833]
Price: $1,250.00
 
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.
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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