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The Gold Rush Song Book. Comprising a Group of Twenty-Five Authentic Ballads as they were sung by the men who dug for gold in California during the period of the Great Gold Rush of 1849
San Francisco: The Colt Press, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Oblong quarto. Cloth-backed pictorial boards; dustjacket; 36pp; illus. Tight, straight and fine in the original printed dustwrapper, a little darkened on spine with a few minor spots of wear at extremities, Near Fine. The woodcut decorations are by Mallette Dean.
[Item #35202]
Price: $75.00
 
The Gold Rush Song Book. Comprising a Group of Twenty-Five Authentic Ballads as they were sung by the men who dug for gold in California during the period of the Great Gold Rush of 1849. compilers, Elanora BLACK, Sidney Robertson.
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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]. Paperback. 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...
[Item #21966]
Price: $50.00
 
Šamac-Sarajevo (Šime Vu eti ) [with] Omladinsko Kolo (Ive a e) [cover title]. Silvije BOMBARDELLI.
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[From cover: Boutelle Bugle. Song Book Edition July 4th 1951]. The Three Hats. Being a private collection of favorite lyrics gleaned from the pubs, bistros, Sake dispensaries, dives, gin mills, pup tents, ward rooms, and post exchanges frequented by soldiers, sailors and airmen during the late and continuing unpleasantness
[N.p.: Drunken Press, 1951]. Hardcover. A quirky and charming collection of bawdy and topical songs as sung by members of the U.S. Pacific Command in WW2 and the Korean War. Divided into sections titled "Bawdy or Thereabouts;" "Drunk or Drinking;" "Military Jibe;" and "Old Favorites." Printed throughout in multiple colors...
[Item #37839]
Price: $150.00
 
[From cover: Boutelle Bugle. Song Book Edition July 4th 1951]. The Three Hats. Being a private collection of favorite lyrics gleaned from the pubs, bistros, Sake dispensaries, dives, gin mills, pup tents, ward rooms, and post exchanges frequented by soldiers, sailors and airmen during the late and continuing unpleasantness. Richard "Dick" BOUTELLE, compiler, Rino.
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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. Paperback. 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. Hardcover. 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...
[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. Paperback. 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...
[Item #32846]
Price: $125.00
 
CIO Songs [cover title]. CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION.
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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. Hardcover. 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...
[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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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. Paperback. 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...
[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. Paperback. 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...
[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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Grand National Allegory and Tableaux. Written Expressly for J.M. Hager's Grand Entertainments [...]
Springfield: Samuel Bowles & Co, 1865. Pamphlet. Souvenir booklet, printing the text to Hager's massive, traveling patriotic pageant celebrating the Union's victory in the Civil War. The production is described in detail in Brian Roberts' Blackface Nation: "...the pageant was certainly grand. It was backed by a brass band. It...
[Item #38084]
Price: $75.00
 
Grand National Allegory and Tableaux. Written Expressly for J.M. Hager's Grand Entertainments [...]. J. M. HAGER.
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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). Pamphlet. 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...
[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. Paperback. 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. Hardcover. 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)...
[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. Paperback. 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
 
Rocky Mountain Collection. Terry LOVE, ed.
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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. Hardcover. 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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North Pennsylvania Minstrelsy as Sung in the Backwoods Settlements, Hunting Cabins and Lumber Camps in Northern Pennsylvania, 1840-1910
Altoona: Altoona Tribune Company, 1919. First Edition. Paperback. Collection of ballads and work songs from Pennsylvania's north woods, collected by Shoemaker with the assistance of native ballad singers John French and John Chatham (whose portraits appear as frontispieces). Reissued in 1923; the first printing is notably uncommon in commerce. COHEN...
[Item #34023]
Price: $175.00
 
North Pennsylvania Minstrelsy as Sung in the Backwoods Settlements, Hunting Cabins and Lumber Camps in Northern Pennsylvania, 1840-1910. MUSIC, Henry W. SHOEMAKER, compiler.
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Song Book of the Pacific Coast School of Workers
Berkeley: Pacific Coast School for Workers, 1939. "Third Edition" Paperback. Labor songbook compiled for the continuation adult education Pacific Coast School, co-sponsored by the State Department of Education, where union members could study economics, parliamentary law, and international affairs during the summer (see San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA...
[Item #34318]
Price: $200.00
 
Song Book of the Pacific Coast School of Workers. MUSIC, Caroline WASSERMANN.
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Navy Song Book
Washington DC: Navy Department Commission on Training Camp Activities, 1919. First Edition. Paperback. Collection of patriotic songs with illustrations by a young John Held, signed in image either "JH" or "J. Held," but otherwise unattributed to him. The noted Jazz Age cartoonist had already had work published in Vanity Fair...
[Item #34793]
Price: $250.00
 
Navy Song Book. MUSIC, John HELD, illus., NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON ARMY AND NAVY CAMP MUSIC.
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Woke Up This Mornin': Poetry of the Blues
New York: Bantam Books, [1973]. First Edition. Paperback. 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. A. X. NICHOLAS, ed., Muddy Waters Leadbelly, B. B. King, contributors.
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Lieder-Buch des Philadelphia Schützen-Vereins
Philadelphia: Charles Reen, 1871. First Edition. Hardcover. A charming and extremely uncommon songbook, issued one year after the incorporation (but some 25 years after the initial founding) of the Philadelphia Schützen-Verein [i.e., "Rifle Club"]. Schützen-Vereine were a German-American social and fraternal phenomenon which sprung up in the wake of mass...
[Item #37670]
Price: $450.00
 
Lieder-Buch des Philadelphia Schützen-Vereins. PHILADELPHIA SCHÜTZEN-VEREIN, Carl HEINEMANN.


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