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Three Pieces of Souvenir Ephemera for Ray R. Myers
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Three Pieces of Souvenir Ephemera for Ray R. Myers " The Armless Musician

by [PERFORMANCE] [MUSIC & MUSICIANS - APPALACHIA] MYERS, Ray R.

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No Imprint: For The Author, n.d. [1935 -1948]. Three pieces of promotional ephemera, produced for Ray Myers during the 1940's and later. Comprising: Pamphlet, 23cm x 15cm. Original grey card wraps, titled in black to front wrap. Clean and sharp with a small closed tear to the upper of the fore-edge, not interfering with text. Signed in pencil by… Read more about this item
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Twenty-Four Negro Melodies Transcribed for Piano

Twenty-Four Negro Melodies Transcribed for Piano

by COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, Samuel; Booker T. Washington, pref.; D.B. Updike, printer

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[1905]
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Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, [1905]. First Edition. Folio (31.5cm); publisher's green cloth-backed decorative card wrappers; [2],ix,[5],127pp.; chiefly sheet music. Spine ends, wrapper extremities rubbed and textblock rather shaken, contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper ("M.A. Wentworth"). Good or better overall, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. Forms part of the Musicians Library series. Landmark collection of African-American spirituals, by the… Read more about this item
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Adventures of a Ballad Hunter

Adventures of a Ballad Hunter

by LOMAX, John A. (text); CHAMBERLAIN, Ken (illustrations)

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1947
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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (22cm); brick red cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in navy blue on spine and front cover; dustjacket; xiv,302,[2]pp; illus. Faint, scattered moisture staining to cloth, lower corners bumped, with light wear to extremities, and foxing to upper edge of textblock, and early owners inked name to front… Read more about this item
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If It Sounds Good, It Is Good: Seeking Subversion, Transcendence, and Solace in America's Music

If It Sounds Good, It Is Good: Seeking Subversion, Transcendence, and Solace in America's Music

by MANNING, Richard; Rick Bass (fwd)

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2020
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Oakland: PM Press, 2020. First Edition. First printing. Black cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 258pp. New, unread copy.
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Ain't You Got A Right to the Tree of Life? The People of Johns Island, South Carolina - Their Faces, Their Words, and Their Songs. Recorded and Edited by Guy and Candie Carawan

Ain't You Got A Right to the Tree of Life? The People of Johns Island, South Carolina - Their Faces, Their Words, and Their Songs. Recorded and Edited by Guy and Candie Carawan

by CARAWAN, Guy and Candie; Robert Yellin (et al), photographs; Charles Joyner, preface; Bernice Johnson Reagon, afterword

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1989
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Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1989. First printing of the Revised and Expanded Edition. Quarto; cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 240pp; illus. Fine copy in a crisp, unworn dustwrapper. A much expanded and updated version of the Carawans' 1966 classic, included many new photographs by Ida Berman, Gary Hamilton, and others.
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Phonophotography in Folk Music: American Negro Songs in New Notation. With an introduction by Carl E. Seashore
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Phonophotography in Folk Music: American Negro Songs in New Notation. With an introduction by Carl E. Seashore

by METFESSEL, Milton

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1928
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Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1928. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (23cm). Recently rebound in quarter linen over paper-covered boards; x,[1]-181pp; text diagrams; 17 inserted leaves of photographic plates (halftones) not reckoned in pagination. Closed marginal tear to second flyleaf (blank); minimal aging to text; Near Fine, albeit not in the original publisher's binding. An… Read more about this item
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Grateful Dead 365

Grateful Dead 365

by WARREN-GEORGE, Holly

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2008
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New York: Abrams, 2008. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo. (oblong, thick- 24 cm x 16.5 x 4 cm) 744pp; illustrated; pictorial boards, decorated foreedge of textblock; Fine, lacking dustjacket, as issued.
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1986 Festival of American Folklife: Program Book

1986 Festival of American Folklife: Program Book

by VENNUM, Thomas (Jr), ed; Robert Cantwell (contrib)

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1986
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Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1986. First Edition. Quarto. Pictorial heavy card wrappers; 104,[30]pp; illus. Tight, clean and Near Fine. A substantial program for the Festival's 20th incarnation. In addition to the festival program, includes an introductory essay by Robert Cantwell, and lengthy pieces on the participants, including articles by Archie Green ("Championing Crafts in the Workplace"); Richard Blaustein ("Moonshining… Read more about this item
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The Autoharpoholic. Vol. 5, no. 2 (Spring, 1984)

The Autoharpoholic. Vol. 5, no. 2 (Spring, 1984)

by [FOLK MUSIC] BLACKLEY, Becky (ed)

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1984
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Brisbane, CA: i.a.d. Publications, 1984. Single quarto issue. Staple-bound wrappers; pictorial card covers; 30pp. Light external soil and wear; Very Good or better. Single issue of this quarterly 'zine devoted to enthusiasts of the autoharp and traditional American music.
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The Autoharpoholic. Vol. 5, no. 4 (Fall, 1984)

The Autoharpoholic. Vol. 5, no. 4 (Fall, 1984)

by [FOLK MUSIC] BLACKLEY, Becky (ed)

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1984
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Brisbane, CA: i.a.d. Publications, 1984. Single quarto issue. Staple-bound wrappers; pictorial card covers; 30pp. Light external soil and wear; Very Good or better. Single issue of this quarterly 'zine devoted to enthusiasts of the autoharp and traditional American music.
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The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore. Volume Four [4]: The Music of the Ballads

The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore. Volume Four [4]: The Music of the Ballads

by SCHINHAN, Jan Philip

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1974
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Durham: Duke University Press, 1974. Second printing (first published 1957). Octavo; tan buckram (hardcover); xliv+420pp; frontispiece illus. Fine copy, lacking dustwrapper. Volume Four only of a seven-volume set.
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The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore. Volume Five [5]: The Music of the Folk Songs

The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore. Volume Five [5]: The Music of the Folk Songs

by SCHINHAN, Jan Philip

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1974
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Durham: Duke University Press, 1974. Second printing (first published 1957). Octavo; tan buckram (hardcover); xli+639pp; frontispiece illus. Fine copy, lacking dustwrapper. Volume Five only of a seven-volume set.
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Folklore from the Working Folk of America. From the Leading Journals and Archives of Folklore

Folklore from the Working Folk of America. From the Leading Journals and Archives of Folklore

by COFFIN, Tristram Potter and Hennig Cohen (eds)

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1973
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New York: Doubleday, 1973. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 464pp. Fine, unmarked copy in lightly edge-rubbed dustwrapper with original price on front flap. Remainder speckle on bottom edge of text block. No first edition statement, as usual for this title (an exception to Doubleday's usual practice, possibly because this is an edited volume). Edited volume of scholarly articles… Read more about this item
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North Pennsylvania Minstrelsy as Sung in the Backwoods Settlements, Hunting Cabins and Lumber Camps in Northern Pennsylvania, 1840-1910

North Pennsylvania Minstrelsy as Sung in the Backwoods Settlements, Hunting Cabins and Lumber Camps in Northern Pennsylvania, 1840-1910

by [MUSIC] SHOEMAKER, Henry W. (compiler)

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1919
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Altoona: Altoona Tribune Company, 1919. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial buff card wrappers; 176pp; portrait frontispieces (2). Slight toning and wear to wrappers; bold ink ownership signature at upper margin of front wrapper ("R.E. Goettman"); still a solid, VG copy of the rather less common first edition (the collection was revised and re-issued in 1923). Collection of ballads and work… Read more about this item
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Where Have the Heroes Gone (Inscribed)

Where Have the Heroes Gone (Inscribed)

by GRIEDER, Ted

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n.d. (ca 1967)
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N.p.: by the author, n.d. (ca 1967). First Edition. Octavo. Printed, staple-bound wrappers; 46pp. Limited to 50 copies. Cover design and illustrations by Bernice Mast. Inscribed below limitation statement: "Copy for Izzy Young for his collection. When he collects this, he collects everything / Ted Grieder," undated. Mild external dusting, else Fine. Long anti-war poem, illustrated with… Read more about this item
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Corpus (Inscribed)

Corpus (Inscribed)

by GRIEDER, Ted

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1967
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N.p.: by the author, 1967. First Edition. Octavo. Printed, staple-bound wrappers; 46pp. Limited to 100 copies, printed at the Hooiberg Printing Co., Epe, Netherlands. Inscribed below limitation statement: "For the promoter of good music & poetry - Izzy Young / Ted Grieder," undated. Mild external dusting, else Fine. Izzy Young was the proprietor of the Folklore Center… Read more about this item
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The Man Who Adores the Negro: Race and American Folklore

The Man Who Adores the Negro: Race and American Folklore

by MULLEN, Patrick B.

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2008
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Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; 210pp. Fine, unmarked copy. Issued simultaneously in wrappers; this is the somewhat less common hardcover edition. No jacket, perhaps as issued.
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Beside Myself

Beside Myself

by BLOCK, Allan

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1962
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New York: Flatiron Press, 1962. First Edition. Octavo. Printed wrappers; [iv, 16pp]. Inscribed inside front wrapper to the Greenwich-village folk-music impresario Izzy Young, dated 1962. Mild discoloration to front wrapper, else Fine. A significant association, joining two of the great figures of the 1960s folk revival. Allan Block (1923-2013) was the long-time proprietor of the Allan Block Sandal Shop,… Read more about this item
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Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp

Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp

by LOMAX, John A.

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1920
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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1920. Second Printing. Octavo (19.5cm): rust-colored cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 189pp, [1]. Softening to base of spine, discreet evidence of small bookplate removed from front pastedown, with a faint stain to lower corner of front endpaper; Very Good+ or better. Dustjacket priced $1.90 at spine; 1.75cm chip… Read more about this item
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Woke Up This Mornin': Poetry of the Blues

Woke Up This Mornin': Poetry of the Blues

by NICHOLAS, A.X., ed. [Leadbelly, Muddy Waters, B.B. King et al., contributors]

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[1973]
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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.
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