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(GERMAN MANUSCRIPT.) 19TH-CENTURY SONGBOOK., Simon Bohn
1 (GERMAN MANUSCRIPT.) 19TH-CENTURY SONGBOOK. Simon Bohn
Germany 1827 Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
12mo, orig ptd pictorial wrappers; worn. 36pp of manuscript.32pp of songs. Ownership signature of Simon Bohn, Borgsum auf Fohr, 1827 on verso of front wrapper. Provenance- Barnabys UK. Aprox 4 x 5.75". Aprox 4 x 5.75". Also penciled note inside back cover apparently referring to a person. Interesting. Written in neat script. 35056 
Price: 164.50 USD
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3 PC. ANTIQUE H.J. WEHMAN VICTORIAN SONG SHEETS OLD BLACK JOE 1860 BRING BACK MY BONNIE TO ME 1882 WE WON'T GO HOME TILL MORNING BROADSIDES, Unknown
2 3 PC. ANTIQUE H.J. WEHMAN VICTORIAN SONG SHEETS OLD BLACK JOE 1860 BRING BACK MY BONNIE TO ME 1882 WE WON'T GO HOME TILL MORNING BROADSIDES Unknown
H. J. Wehman, Song Publisher Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
three Victorian era antique song sheets, published in the format of a small broadside measuring 6" x 9.5", by H. J. Wehman, Song Publisher, New York." Included is #516, "We Won't Go Home Till Morning; " #7 (undated) ; "Old Black Joe" (dated 1860) ; and #Bring Back My Bonnie to Me" (dated 1882). Very good condition, albeit yellowed. Please note some light edge wear; and that "Old Black Joe" is printed on pink paper, which is unusual. 34906 
Price: 75.20 USD
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3 VICTORIAN SONG SHEETS AULD LANG SYNE HOME AGAIN MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE BROADSIDES, Unknown
3 3 VICTORIAN SONG SHEETS AULD LANG SYNE HOME AGAIN MY COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE BROADSIDES Unknown
N Y H. J. Wehman, Song Publisher, Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
These song sheets are not dated. However the appearance, printing and early numbers tend to support earlier 19th century dates. I would guess 1820-1850. Three antique song sheets, published in the format of a small broadside measuring 6" x 9.5", by H. J. Wehman, Song Publisher, New York." Included is #78, "Home Again; " #3, "Auld Lang Syne; " and #16, "My Country 'Tis of Thee." These song sheets are not dated. These pages are generally in excellent condition, albeit yellowed. Please note that "Auld Lang Syne" is printed on pink paper, which is unusual. 34907 
Price: 84.60 USD
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A BOOK OF HEROIC BALLADS., Tileston, Mary W. (editor)
4 A BOOK OF HEROIC BALLADS. Tileston, Mary W. (editor)
Little Brown & Co. 1900 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ballads; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 12431 
Price: 15.82 USD
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A QUEST FOR SONG [g], Bangs, John Kendrick.
5 A QUEST FOR SONG [g] Bangs, John Kendrick.
Boston Little Brown 1915 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 30 pages; A Quest For Song. 30pp. Half white cloth & gilt-decoratedgrayish boards, teg; only slightly soiled and worn. BAL 805. #246 of 500 signed. Graphic of book exterior also available. ; Signed by Author 28731 
Price: 32.85 USD
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ANCIENT SPANISH BALLADS: HISTORICAL AND ROMANTIC. TRANSLATED BY J.G. LOCKHART. NEW EDITION. WITH PORTRAIT AND ILLUSTRATIONS.[, Lockhart, J. G. (translator)
6 ANCIENT SPANISH BALLADS: HISTORICAL AND ROMANTIC. TRANSLATED BY J.G. LOCKHART. NEW EDITION. WITH PORTRAIT AND ILLUSTRATIONS.[ Lockhart, J. G. (translator)
John Murray 1870 New edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 64mo 3" - 4" tall; xxii, 127 pages; Ancient Spanish Ballads: Historical and Romantic. Translated by J. G. Lockhart. New Edition. With Portrait and Illustrations. Bound in fine red polished calf leather, marbled end papers, light foxing to frontis and title page, else clean and sound throughout. Armorial bookplate of EGERTON W (? ) INDER RUCK . Some minor rubbing to extremities, find binding. 24830 
Price: 61.05 USD
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DELTA UPSILON BOOK OF SONGS, Various
7 DELTA UPSILON BOOK OF SONGS Various
New York City Delta Upsilon Fraternity, 1916 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 180 pages; Minor edgewear to blue cloth boards, couple white spots to cover. 'Brown Chapter" book plate. 31122 
Price: 28.15 USD
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LYRICS FROM THE OLD SONG BOOKS, Duncan Edmounstone Collected/edited by
8 LYRICS FROM THE OLD SONG BOOKS Duncan Edmounstone Collected/edited by
N Y, N Y Harcourt Brace & Co. 1927 0836963008 / 9780836963007 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 611 pages; Lyrics to many old songs without the music. DJ with wear and stains. See graphic. 30798 
Price: 23.45 USD
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OLD ENGLISH SONGS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY HUGH THOMSON AND AN INTRODUCTION BY AUSTIN DOBSON., Various Sources
9 OLD ENGLISH SONGS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY HUGH THOMSON AND AN INTRODUCTION BY AUSTIN DOBSON. Various Sources
London MacMillan and Co, 1894 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 163 pages; Toned tissue guards, otherwise contents clean and VG. Green and heavily gilt covers. Very occasional foxing. Songs consist of lyrics without musical notations. 33727 
Price: 23.45 USD
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SONGS OF MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE., Le Giocose (compiled and edited by)
10 SONGS OF MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE. Le Giocose (compiled and edited by)
South Hadley, Mass Le Giocose, 1908 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 144 pages; Notes and lyrics to Class songs from 1895 forward. Last few leaves are balnk with printed staffs for inclusion of later songs. Unmarked except for owner Janice Miller dated 1910. Dated 1908 but apparently published in 1910. 31132 
Price: 23.45 USD
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SONGS OF THE WEST, Wilbur, Mrs. Jennie Aurelia
11 SONGS OF THE WEST Wilbur, Mrs. Jennie Aurelia
Chicago Charles E. Pomeroy 1866 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Western; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; x, 299 pages; Publisher's green cloth with gilt design. Occasional elaborated inintials. Over 150 song's lyrics with no musical notations. Scattered foxing, otherwise clean and solid. 29035 
Price: 122.15 USD
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THE CHILDREN'S SONG BOOK, Tomlyn, Alfred W.
12 THE CHILDREN'S SONG BOOK Tomlyn, Alfred W.
Walsh, Holmes & Co Presumed 1st Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Rountree Et Al 
Color Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; 62 pages; 8 color plates. Songs with both words and musical notations. No date but ownership name with date 1929. Decorative fabric cover 30300 
Price: 46.95 USD
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THE CHORAL CROWN FOR SOCIETIES, CONVENTIONS AND SINGING CLASSES, May not be noted.
13 THE CHORAL CROWN FOR SOCIETIES, CONVENTIONS AND SINGING CLASSES May not be noted.
C M Parker 1892 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 48 pages; Closed tears to wraps. 12684 
Price: 28.04 USD
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THE COMMUNITY CHORUS BOOK CONTAINING SONGS FOR ALL, Downes, Carroll - Marshall, Logan
14 THE COMMUNITY CHORUS BOOK CONTAINING SONGS FOR ALL Downes, Carroll - Marshall, Logan
John C. Winston 1918 Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 80 pages; Includes words and music. 23732 
Price: 14.05 USD
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15 THE SONG BOOK OF THE Y.W.C.A. Ireland, , Imogene B.
Womans Press Very Good with no dust jacket 
Songs; RELIGION; WOMEN; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Tear to title page otherwise very good 1199 
Price: 14.05 USD
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THREE VICTORIAN ERA SONGSHEETS BROADSIDES, NEARER MY GOD TO THEE, SILVER THREADS AMONG THE GOLD, THE SWEET BY AND BY, Various
16 THREE VICTORIAN ERA SONGSHEETS BROADSIDES, NEARER MY GOD TO THEE, SILVER THREADS AMONG THE GOLD, THE SWEET BY AND BY Various
H J Wehman, Song Publisher Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Three Victorian antique song sheets, published in the format of a small broadside measuring 6" x 9.5", by H. J. Wehman, Song Publisher, New York." Included is#89, "Silver Threads Among the Gold; " #24, "The Sweet By-and-By; " and #154, "Nearer My God to Thee." These song sheets are not dated however one has a copyright date of 1878. 34905 
Price: 65.80 USD
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TUSCAN SONGS COLLECTED, TRANSLATED, AND ILLUSTRATED [Lbc], Alexander, Francesca
17 TUSCAN SONGS COLLECTED, TRANSLATED, AND ILLUSTRATED [Lbc] Alexander, Francesca
Boston Vail-Ballou Co 1897 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Music; Italy; B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tal; First Trade Edition with illustrations by Alexander. Folio, original brown-green cloth with fleur-de-lis pattern stamped in blind, gilt lettering, T. E. G. , 108 photogravure plates from original designs by Alexander including calligraphic lyrics and vignettes, tissue guards, volume designed by Bruce Rogers. Scuffed and worn at edges with tears and chipping at spine ends, upper joint splitting, few small splash spots and paper adhesions, sunning at spine and edges, text still quite good with brief aging, some browning at endpapers, early ink gift inscription at front free endpaper, seminary library bookplate at front pastedown, later owner's ink signature on verso of title page; some related items laid in at front. Rogers (Grolier Club) 17. Warde and Haas 8. One of the earliest design efforts by Rogers, apparently just the second title he designed at Riverside Press where he would become one of the finest book creators of his era. Alexander (1837-1917) met John Ruskin in 1882 and showed him her illustrated manuscript of "Roadside Songs of Tuscany". Ruskin purchased the manuscript (and another by Alexander on an Etrurian tomb) , published the second work in 1883, and "Roadside Songs" in 1884-1885. Ruskin remained friends with Alexander until he died ten years later, and "public demand for Francesca's work continued ... 'Tuscan Songs' was an elaborate and profusely illustrated reproduction of her earlier work" - Paul R. Baker. Warde and Haas also mention a limited edition printed on Japanese paper and bound in full vellum. 31606 
Price: 657.95 USD
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VICTORY SONG BOOK FOR SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES, Frey, Hugo
18 VICTORY SONG BOOK FOR SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES Frey, Hugo
NY Robbins Music Corporation 1942 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Music; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Lyrics and music 16000 
Price: 14.05 USD
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