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CHARGE OF LARCENY AGAINST AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN FOR STEALING TEN YARDS OF CLOTH:  Dated August, 1831
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CHARGE OF LARCENY AGAINST AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN FOR STEALING TEN YARDS OF CLOTH: Dated August, 1831

By Pennsylvania, Adams County

1831. Original document. Fine. Printed form, accomplished by hand in sepia ink. The Grand Inquest of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charges that Rebecca Brack, a "Coloured woman," on 24 July 1831, stole ten (10) yards of Calico valued at four dollars from one Jacob Shroeder, "...then and there did feloniously did steal, take and carry away; contrary to the form of the Act of General Assembly...against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth...." Signed by Andrew G. Miller, Deputy Attorney General, for Samuel Douglas, Attorney General. Three witnesses listed. Docketed on the verso. 6.75" x 8.25"

$125.00

DE VALLEY AN' DE SHADDER.  Miss Eunice Snow, Assisted by Bianca Holley, Soprano, and Dorothy Sheldon, Violin Virtuoso ... Madison Opera House, Thursday, February 10 ... Admission 20 and 30 cents
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DE VALLEY AN' DE SHADDER. Miss Eunice Snow, Assisted by Bianca Holley, Soprano, and Dorothy Sheldon, Violin Virtuoso ... Madison Opera House, Thursday, February 10 ... Admission 20 and 30 cents

By Snow, Eunice and others

Oneida, New York: Ryan, the Quick Printer, 1890. Original document. Very Good. (4)pp. Includes a synopsis of the four acts, set in a log hut in the village of Black Ankle. Dialogue in stereotypical black dialect. "Happy negroes congregating ... The wayward reckless wife gambling with strange men ... She follows Ben into the swamp ... The little brown baby falls to the care of its grand-mammy ... Mandy's journey, &c., &c. Includes an ad for Madison House, Madison, N.Y. The back page contains comments of the press. Printed in black ink on lavender stock; short tears closed on verso with archival tissue. 9.5" x 6" [Unrecorded by WorldCat.] "De Valley an' de Shadder" is the title of a story by Harry Stillwell Edwards in his "Two Runaways and Other Stories," published in 1889 (see Wright, American Fiction, III:1712).

$100.00

"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 22, Number 2,  March/ April, 1973  [with recording]
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"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 22, Number 2, March/ April, 1973 [with recording]

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1973. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 44pp; text illus from photographs. This issue is devoted to how to produce a folk festival, and features festivals in Pennsylvania and Brittany. This issue also includes a biography of fiddler Bob Beers, an interview with Joe Heaney, etc. Contains lyrics and music to 11 songs, including: Somethin' I've Been Meanin' To Tell You; Freight Train Blues; Tania, Guerrillera; Kokomo Blues; &c. 10" x 7" Bound in is the original 33-1/3 rpm record containing 14 songs.

$20.00

"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE",  Volume 20, Number 4,  March/April 1971
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"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 20, Number 4, March/April 1971

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1971. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 44pp; text illus from photographs. This special Teach-in issue contains text and music by various instructors on bottleneck blues guitar, bluegrass banjo, country fiddle, blues piano and concertina. Also present are the usual departments (Johnny Appleseed, What's Happening), reviews, etc. Included is a map of folk-music activity in the US. 10" x 7" The cover contains a John Cohen photograph of Sidna Myers.

$15.00

"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE",  Volume 21, Number 4,  May/June 1972  [with recording]
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"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 21, Number 4, May/June 1972 [with recording]

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1972. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 49pp; text illus from photographs. This issue contains words and music to eight songs, including: Civil War Parade, Fourteen Days In Georgia, Blackberry Rad, Vietnamese Anthem, and four more. Articles include: Rev. Gary Davis Finger-style Guitar; Blues Guitar Course; Hurdy-Gurdy; Hammered Dulcimer; Jews Harp; and others. Also present are regular departments devoted to folk music and musicians; reviews; etc. 10" x 7" On the cover is a Library of Congress photo: Schultz, Chicago Street Types, 1891. Bound into this issue is the vinyl soundsheet with music for all the teach-ins.

$20.00

"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE",  Volume 21, Number 5,  Sept/Oct 1972
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"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 21, Number 5, Sept/Oct 1972

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1972. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 45pp; text illus from photographs. This issue contains words and music to ten songs, including: Jordan Is A Hard Road To Travel; Bury Me In My Overalls; Fugitive's Lament; Children Of The Delta; and six more. Articles include: Rev. Gary Davis; The Cambridge Folk Festival; Bud Reynolds; The Caffe Lena; and others. Also present are regular departments devoted to folk music and musicians; reviews; etc. 10" x 7" On the cover is a Rory Block sketch of Rev. Gary Davis.

$15.00

SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE,  Volume 22, Number 4,  July/August 1973  [with recording]
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SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE, Volume 22, Number 4, July/August 1973 [with recording]

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1973. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 54pp; text illus from photographs. Special teach-in issue: guitar, washtub bass, Shetland fiddle, mouthbow, banjo, spoons, Cajun accordion, steel drums, harmonica. Includes Memphis Minnie, Bascom Lunsford, Pete Seeger on Yodelling, Barbara Dane on China, Last Christmas for Death Row, Poems for Chile, etc. 10" x 7" Bound in is a 33-1/3 rpm record containing 14 songs by various singers and players: The Byrds, Bascom Lunsford, Memphis Minnie, Bill Garbus, Terry Rustin, Saul Broudy, and others. The cover features a Suzanne Szasz photo of Nathan Abshire.

$20.00

"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE",  Volume 22, Number 1,  Jan/Feb 1973
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"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 22, Number 1, Jan/Feb 1973

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1973. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 45pp; text illustrated from photographs. This issue contains words and music to 11 songs, including: The 7 Irishmen; Rifles Of The I.R.A.; Four Green Fields; Drowsy Maggie; and seven more. Articles include: Interview with Joe Heaney; Irish Music, Irish History, and the Situation in Ireland Today; Uillean Pipes; Seamus Ennis; and others. Also present are regular departments devoted to folk music and musicians; reviews; etc. 10" x 7" On the cover is a David Gahr photo of Joe Heaney.

$15.00

SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE,  Volume 22, Number 3,  May/June 1973
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SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE, Volume 22, Number 3, May/June 1973

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1973. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 49pp; text illus from photographs. Features an interview with Jim Ringer, lyrics (4pp) to Where Coal Is King, or the Governor's Tea by Russell Farrell, etc. Words and music to other songs include: The Yablonski Murder; Buffalo Holler; Meet Me at the Watergate; Talking Down and Out Richard Nixon Blues; Denomination Blues; and 10 more. Articles include: Our Own Music by Rich Kirby; Pink Anderson, Carolina Songster by Roy Bookbinder; Hey Brother, An Oasis in the Asphalt Jungl" by Pat Gordon; Dare to Struggle, Dare to Sing by Barbara Dane; etc. 10" x 7" The cover features an Archie Green photo of Aunt Molly Jackson.

$15.00

"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 16, Number 6, January 1967
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"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 16, Number 6, January 1967

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1967. First edition. Softcover. Very Good. 72pp; text illustrated from photographs. This issue contains lyrics, melody lines and chord symbols to 13 songs, including three anti-war songs by Pete Seeger: If You Love Your Uncle Sam, Bring Them Home; The Big Muddy; The Ballad of the Fort Hood Three. Articles include: A Portfolio on War (Mark Twain/Pete Seeger); Cuba, A Personal Report on Life and Music Today by Irwin Silber; Gospel by Julius Lester; etc. Departments include: Teach In (Fiddle); The Folk Process; Record Reviews; Johnny Appleseed, Jr. (Pete Seeger); etc. Pictorial paper covers. 11" x 8.5"

$25.00

"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 17, Number 1, February/ March 1967
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"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 17, Number 1, February/ March 1967

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1967. First edition. Softcover. Very Good. 64pp; text illustrated from photographs. This issue contains words and music to 13 songs, including: Coffee Blues by John Hurt; Mahogany Row by Ernie Marrs; Liverpool Lullaby by Stan Kelly; Janey's Blues by Janis Ian; and nine more. Articles include: John Hurt, Patriarch Hippie by Dick Waterman; The Future of the Folk Renascence by Nat Hentoff; Fiddleville by Donald M. Winkelman; and others. Also in this issue are the usual departments, reviews, etc. Pictorial paper covers. 11" x 8.5" The cover features a David Gahr photograph of Mississippi John Hurt.

$25.00

"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 17, Number 4, August/September, 1967
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"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 17, Number 4, August/September, 1967

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1967. First edition. Softcover. Good. 64pp; text illustrated from photographs. This issue contains words and music to 12 songs, including: The War Is Over by Lee Hays; Suzanne by Leonard Cohen; and ten more. Articles include: The Sierry Petes by Gail Gardner; Leonard Cohen by Ellen Sander & Buffy Sainte-Marie; Songs to Fight A War by Irwin Silber; and others. Also in this issue are the usual departments, reviews, etc. Pictorial paper covers; minor soil on cover. 11" x 8.5"

$15.00

"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 17, Number 3, June/July, 1967
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"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 17, Number 3, June/July, 1967

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1967. First edition. Softcover. Very Good. 64pp; text illustrated from photographs. This issue contains words and music to 13 songs, including: New Stranger Blues by Eric von Schmidt; Society's Child by Janis Ian; My Father's Mansions by Pete Seeger; and ten more. Articles include: I Remember the Carter Family by June Carter; John Estes Hands; Music of the American Indians by Buffy Sainte-Marie; and others. Also in this issue are the usual departments, reviews, etc. Pictorial paper covers. 11" x 8.5" The cover features a Swanberg photograph of Sleepy John Estes.

$25.00

"SING OUT!  THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 17, Number 2, April/May 1967
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"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 17, Number 2, April/May 1967

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1967. First Edition. Softcover. Good. 64pp; text illustrated from photographs. Contains lyrics, melody lines and chords to 13 songs. Articles include: The Radio Ballads by Ewan MacColl; Bill Bolick's Own Story of the Blue Sky Boys; Folk Songs of New York City by June Lazare; folk news; book and record reviews; and a selection of songs written by readers. Bound in pictorial paper covers; edges bit worn. 11" x 8.5"

$15.00

"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 17, Number 6, December/January 1967/68
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"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 17, Number 6, December/January 1967/68

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1967. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 64pp; text illus from photographs. Contains words and melody lines to 13 songs, including: New Found Land and three others by Woody Guthrie; Hell, No! I Ain't Gonna Go by Matthew Jones & Elaine Lavon; Hymn of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam by Huynh Minh Sieng; and ten more. Articles include: a long feature on Woody Guthrie and his music on the tenth anniversary of his death; Misc. Notes on Music in the North of Vietnam, text and photographs by Julius Lester; the film "Don't Look Back" and Bob Dylan, by Paul Nelson; radical political songs of the day; book and record reviews; etc. Pictorial paper covers featuring a SNCC photo by Julius Lester, depicting Thanh Hoa Province, North Vietnam. 11" x 8.5"

$25.00

"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 16, Number 2, April-May 1966
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"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 16, Number 2, April-May 1966

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1966. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 64pp; text illus from photographs. This issue contains words and music to 13 songs, including: Kill For Peace, by Tuli Kupferberg: First Person by John Cohen; I'm Goin' To Get My Baby Out Of Jail; My Li'l John Henry; Walking Down Death Row, by Pete Seeger; and eight more. Articles include: Len Chandler by Julius Lester; The Blues Jumped A Mechanical Rabbit by Charles Edward Smith; Arkansas Folk Festival by Jimmy Driftwood; and others. Also present are the regular departments devoted to folk music and musicians; etc. 11" x 8.5" The front and back covers contain a panoramic photograph of participants at the Arkansas Folk Festival.

$20.00

"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 16, Number 1, February-March 1966.  15th Anniversary Issue  [with LP Record]
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"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 16, Number 1, February-March 1966. 15th Anniversary Issue [with LP Record]

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1966. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 96pp; text illustrated from photographs. This issue contains words and music to 15 songs, including: I Ain't Marching Any More; Take It Slow And Easy; Pack Up Your Sorrows; and 12 more. Articles include: Lone Cat Jesse Fuller by Barbara Dane; Folk Songs of Faith by Sam Hinton; A Contemporary Folk Esthetic by Mike Seeger; and others. Also present are the regular departments devoted to folk music and musicians; etc. 11" x 8.5" The cover is from a Bob Yellen photograph of singers at John's Island, South Carolina. The vinyl recording is bound in as issued.

$25.00

"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 16, Number 5, November 1966
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"SING OUT! THE FOLK SONG MAGAZINE", Volume 16, Number 5, November 1966

By Sing Out magazine

NY: Sing Out, 1966. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 64pp; text illustrated from photographs. This issue contains words and music to 13 songs, including: Ride That Freedom Highway; La Peregrinacion; The Recruited Collier; Welcome The Traveler Home; and nine more. Articles include: La Huelga!--Songs of the Delano Grape Strike; The Angry Children of Malcolm X by Julius Lester; Glover on Harp by Tony Glover IV; and others. Also present are the regular departments devoted to folk music and musicians; etc. Bound in pictorial blue wrappers. 11" x 8.5" The cover features marching protesters in the Delano Grape Strike.

$25.00

[trade card]  A GRAND BALL AND CAKE WALK WILL BE GIVEN BY THE CARLTON HOTEL WAITERS AND WAITRESSES, HOTEL DINING ROOM, FRIDAY EVENING, AUG. 27, 1909.  ADMISSION, 25 CENTS
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[trade card] A GRAND BALL AND CAKE WALK WILL BE GIVEN BY THE CARLTON HOTEL WAITERS AND WAITRESSES, HOTEL DINING ROOM, FRIDAY EVENING, AUG. 27, 1909. ADMISSION, 25 CENTS

By Carlton Hotel

s.l.: s.n., 1909. Original document. Very Good. Printed in dark-green ink on buff card stock, 2.5" x 4" The history of this hotel that we have been able to find is sketchy. Cesar Ritz opened a Carlton Hotel in London ca. 1900, and the Ritz-Carlton in New York in 1910. The (1909) trade card offered here is American, although we have not identified the location of this Carlton Hotel.

$35.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ABOLITIONIST & WOMEN'S RIGHTS ADVOCATE ANNA DICKINSON, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ABOLITIONIST & WOMEN'S RIGHTS ADVOCATE ANNA DICKINSON, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

By Dickinson, Anna Elizabeth

New York: Sarony, 1860. Original document. Fine. Half-length sepiatone image of Dickinson in embroidered dress, beads and cameo, looking slightly to her right. Below the image is printed: "Sarony, 680 Broadway, Anna Dickinson." The verso is blank. Dickinson (1842-1932), a Philadelphia Quaker, "was the first woman to give a political address before the United States Congress....She aided the Republican Party in the hard-fought 1863 elections and significantly influenced the distribution of political power in the Union just prior to the Civil War. Dickinson was the first white woman on record to summit Colorado's Gray's Peak, Lincoln Peak, and Elbert Peak, and she was the second to summit Pike's Peak..." (Wikipedia).

$150.00

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