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The ACTWU Songbook [cover title]
[New York]: ACTWU, n.d., ca. 1981. First Edition. Slim quarto (27.75cm.); pale blue-green pictorial wrappers; 68pp.; music & illus. throughout. Wrappers very slightly toned along extremities, faint crease at upper fore-edge corner of rear wrapper, else Very Good to Near Fine. Songbook divided into four sections: "Picket Line & Union...
[Item #34322]
Price: $20.00
 
The ACTWU Songbook [cover title]. AMALGAMATED CLOTHING AND TEXTILE WORKERS UNION.
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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]. Silvije BOMBARDELLI.
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Brookwood Chautauqua Songs: A Singing Army Is a Winning Army
Katonah, NY: Brookwood Labor Publications, n.d., ca. 1935. First Edition. 16mo (15cm.); staplebound self-wrappers; 23pp. Some minor wear from handling, else Near Very Good and sound. Songbook issues by the Brookwood Labor College, established as the first residential labor college in 1921, though it would close its doors by 1937. COHEN 15.
[Item #32867]
Price: $50.00
 
Brookwood Chautauqua Songs: A Singing Army Is a Winning Army. BROOKWOOD LABOR PUBLICATIONS.
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The Song Book of Quong Lee of Limehouse. Transcribed by Thomas Burke
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1920. First American Edition. Small octavo (19.5cm); original pictorial boards in unadorned glassine dust jacket; 67pp. Glassine jacket quite fragile with chips and tears to extremities, three smallish losses to spine, the largest approx. 1/5 inches; Near Fine in a Good or better copy...
[Item #23856]
Price: $150.00
 
The Song Book of Quong Lee of Limehouse. Transcribed by Thomas Burke. Thomas BURKE.
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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
 
Work and Sing: A History of Occupational and Labor Union Songs in the United States. Ronald D. COHEN.
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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
 
Songs of the Revolution. Second Edition. Communist Party of Great Britain.
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CIO Songs [cover title]
[Birmingham, AL: Birmingham Industrial Union Council, ca. 1930]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original green photo-illustrated staplebound self-wrappers; 31pp. Some general wear to extremities, including shallow losses to extremities of a couple of leaves, none approaching text, the whole uniformly toned, else Near Very Good and sound. Faint ownership rubberstamp to...
[Item #32846]
Price: $125.00
 
CIO Songs [cover title]. CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION.
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CIO Song Book
[Washington, D.C.]: CIO Department of Education and Research, [1954]. Revised Edition. Small 12mo (15.25cm.); pictorial staplebound self-wrappers printed in brown; 39pp. Top fore-edge corner a bit bumped, else Fine. See COHEN 17.
[Item #32840]
Price: $25.00
 
CIO Song Book. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CIO RESEARCH.
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CIO Song Book
[Washington, D.C.]: CIO Department of Education and Research, [1951]. Second Edition. 16mo (15cm.); white pictorial staplebound self wrappers; 31pp.; text printed in blue throughout. Minor dust-soil, else Very Good or better. COHEN 17.
[Item #32849]
Price: $25.00
 
CIO Song Book. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CIO RESEARCH.
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Songbook Vol. 1: Radical Songs [All Published]
New York: Libertarian League, ca. 1950s. First Edition. Octavo (23cm.); cream staplebound card wrappers; unpaged; printed from typescript. Some minor dustiness and finger-soil, Near Very Good and sound. Possibly a precursor to the Bosses' Songbook, compiled by Dave Van Ronk (another member of the League) and Dick Ellington in 1959...
[Item #32999]
Price: $200.00
 
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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. Philip S. FONER.
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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, 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 use in...
[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. FREETHOUGHT, ETHICAL CULTURE, Stanton COIT.
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Rebel Song Book. Eighty-Seven Socialist and Labor Songs for Voice and Piano [Inscribed & Signed by Friedman]
New York: Rand School Press, 1935 [but ca. 1970s]. Reprint. Octavo (23.5cm.); original white pictorial card wrappers; 92pp.; chiefly sheet music. Extremities a bit toned, else Very Good and sound. Later reprint, with price $2.50 to upper wrapper. Inscribed and signed "To Fannie Simon: for so many years warm friend...
[Item #28636]
Price: $50.00
 
Rebel Song Book. Eighty-Seven Socialist and Labor Songs for Voice and Piano [Inscribed & Signed by Friedman]. Samuel H. FRIEDMAN, Dorothy Bachman.
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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
 
California to the New York Island: Being a Pocketfull of Brags, Blues, Bad-Men Ballads, Love Songs, Okie Laments and Children's Catcalls. Woody GUTHRIE, Millard songs: LAMPELL.
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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
 
California to the New York Island: Being a Pocketfull of Brags, Blues, Bad-Men Ballads, Love Songs, Okie Laments and Children's Catcalls. Woody GUTHRIE, Millard songs: LAMPELL.
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Battle Hymns of Toil
Oklahoma City: General Welfare Reporter, N.d. [1946]. First Edition. 12mo. Pictorial wrappers; 119pp. Trivial cover soil; ownership stamp ("William H. Friedland") to lower edge of text block and inside front wrapper; Near Fine. Collection of revolutionary songs and poems in the IWW tradition. Hall (1873-1952) was a Louisiana-born radical organizer...
[Item #33986]
Price: $125.00
 
Battle Hymns of Toil. Covington HALL.
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The Songs of Joe Hill
New York: Oak Publication, 1960. Second Printing. Octavo (21.5cm.); black and white pictorial staplebound card wrappers; 46pp.; music throughout. Light wear from handling, some faint toning, else Very Good and sound. COHEN 205.
[Item #34320]
Price: $20.00
 
The Songs of Joe Hill. Joe HILL, Barrie Stavis, eds Frank Harmon.
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Labor Songs
New York: Textile Workers Union of America, 1939. First Edition. Official song book of the TWUA, compiled by the great Zilphia Horton, long-time Music Director of the Highlander Folk School. Includes an introduction by Horton and endorsements by John L. Lewis, Sidney Hillman and Emil Rieve; includes a number of...
[Item #32857]
Price: $175.00
 
Labor Songs. Zilphia HORTON, compiler.
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Mr. Geo. F. Jarvis' Poor Married Man Songster. Containing a complete collection of songs, as sung by this pleasing artist throughout the United States [&c...
New York: New York Popular Publishing Co, N.d. (ca 1880s). 12mo (16cm). Staple-bound color lithographic wrappers; [32pp]. General aging and cover wear, still a complete, sound, VG copy. Attractive comic songster published under the imprimatur of George Jarvis, a popular Vaudeville performer of the 1880s. Features Jarvis' trademark song, "Pity...
[Item #33395]
Price: $150.00
 
Mr. Geo. F. Jarvis' Poor Married Man Songster. Containing a complete collection of songs, as sung by this pleasing artist throughout the United States [&c. George F. JARVIS.
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The Leadbelly Songbook: The Ballads, Blues, and Folksongs of Huddie Ledbetter
New York: Oak Publications, [1962]. First Edition. Slim octavo (23.54cm.); tan photo-illustrated card wrappers; 96pp.; sheet music and illus. throughout. Light shelf wear, else Very Good or better. Musical transcriptions by Jerry Silverman; essays and biographical sketches by Frederic Ramsey, Jr., Charles Edward Smith, Woody Guthrie, and Pete Seeger.
[Item #33493]
Price: $40.00
 
The Leadbelly Songbook: The Ballads, Blues, and Folksongs of Huddie Ledbetter. Huddie LEDBETTER, Moses Asch, contrs Pete Seeger.
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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
 
Cantos de la Nueva Resistencia Española 1939-1961. Con la colaboración de Margot Galante Garrone. Sergio LIBEROVICI, Michele L. Straniero.
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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
 
Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp. John A. LOMAX.
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Rocky Mountain Collection
Salt Lake City: Intermountain Folkmusic Council, 1962. First Edition. Octavo (22.25cm.); publisher's tan photo-illustrated staplebound card wrappers; 38pp.; illus. & music throughout. Minor toning to extremities, else Near Fine. Collection of local and indigenous folksongs.
[Item #34456]
Price: $45.00
 
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Broadside: To Dead Fighters for Freedom (Funeral Chant)
New York: 1949. First Edition. Poem dated July 12, 1949, and "Dedicated to the memory of Benjamin H. Fletcher, veteran Negro revolutionary Industrialist Unionist who died July 10, 1949, and to all other valiant ones who died in the fight for Freedom." Fletcher was one of the most prominent leaders...
[Item #27624]
Price: $150.00
 
Broadside: To Dead Fighters for Freedom (Funeral Chant). Herbert MAHLER.
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Thunder from the Mountains: Mau Mau Patriotic Songs
London: Zed Press, [1980]. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial glazed boards; 116pp. Slight fading to boards, slight toning to page margins; Near Fine. Collection of revolutionary songs from the Kenyan Mau Mau Rebellion.
[Item #32752]
Price: $30.00
 
Thunder from the Mountains: Mau Mau Patriotic Songs. MAINA WA KINYATTI.


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