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Encyclopedia Of Automatic Musical Instruments Including a Dictionary of Automatic Musical Instrument Terms, Bowers, Q. David
1 Bowers, Q. David Encyclopedia Of Automatic Musical Instruments Including a Dictionary of Automatic Musical Instrument Terms
New York Vestal Press 1977 13th Printing Hardcover Fine 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "What makes an old-time automatic musical instrument interesting? Interesting to hear? Interesting to own? For some, a music box brings back the Good Old Days, and yet, few of us can remember when coin pianos, reproducing pianos, and other instruments of the twenties were in their height of popularity, even fewer can remember the golden age of music boxes, and none can remember the original use of instruments of an eariler era." 
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Temperance Chimes: Comprising a Great Variety of New Music, Glees, Songs, and Hymns, Designed for the Use of Temperance Meetings and Organizations...., Bradbury, William, Stearn, J. N. (Publishing Agent) / National Temperance Society and Publication House
2 Bradbury, William, Stearn, J. N. (Publishing Agent) / National Temperance Society and Publication House Temperance Chimes: Comprising a Great Variety of New Music, Glees, Songs, and Hymns, Designed for the Use of Temperance Meetings and Organizations....
New York National Temperance Society and Publication House 1878 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
1878 edition. The book is in Very Good condition. Written for the youth of the society, titles include winners, such as: Cheer Up, My Lively Lads, The Drunkard's Doom, and Sad is the Drunkard's Life. "The National Temperance Society have published the following excellent and valuable publications, adapted to aid the work among children and youth, and to educate them in the truths of total abstinence." Scarce. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Mother Goose Songs for Little Ones, Crowninshield, Ethel
3 Crowninshield, Ethel Mother Goose Songs for Little Ones
Springfield, MA Milton Bradley Company 1932 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
This is a 1932 printing. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good only dust jacket. The book is mostly clean and bright, though does have some toning to the endpapers and the staples have left marks on the rear pastedown page. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owners inked name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has large chips missing, several tears and tape in an X shape across the front dust jacket cover. There is an inked name and an ink stamped name from a previous owner on the front cover of the dust jacket (rather faded now, but still visible). This songbook, especially suited to children, includes: Bah, Bah, Black Sheep, The Crooked Man, Hey Diddle Diddle, Hush Thee, My Baby, The Queen of Hearts, The Clouds, and others. 
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The Jefferson Airplane And the San Francisco Sound, Gleason, Ralph J.
4 Gleason, Ralph J. The Jefferson Airplane And the San Francisco Sound
New York Ballantine Books 1969 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Good 
B&W Photographs; This is a mass market paperback book. The book is in Good only condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have edges, small edge tears, nicks and creases. The rear cover has ground-in dirt. The text pages are generally clean, but have toning, some rippling from water spotting and spots of foxing and tidemarking. "Ralph Joseph Gleason (March 1, 1917 – June 3, 1975) was an American jazz and pop music critic. He contributed for many years to the San Francisco Chronicle, was a founding editor of Rolling Stone magazine, and cofounder of the Monterey Jazz Festival. " "Jefferson Airplane was a rock band based in San Francisco, California, who pioneered psychedelic rock. Formed in 1965, the group defined the San Francisco Sound and was the first from the Bay Area to achieve international commercial success. They were headliners at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967) , Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969) —and the first Isle of Wight Festival (1968) in England. Their 1967 break-out album Surrealistic Pillow ranks on the short list of most significant recordings of the "Summer of Love"." 
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Sing It Yourself Collection of Folk Songs from the Young People's Concert Hour, Gordon, Dorothy
5 Gordon, Dorothy Sing It Yourself Collection of Folk Songs from the Young People's Concert Hour
New York E. P. Dutton & Co. ,inc. 1928 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Alida Conover 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a bit of wear and rubbing to the top edges of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks, tears and chips missing, along with some generalized toning. "One of the most important items in music education of children is the initial presentation of the subject. So much can be done, or left undone, in making the approach attractive to the child, that the utmost care should be taken in the type of material selected forthe first stages of appreciation." 
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Folk Dances for All Community Dances from Fifteen Countries / Background Notes / Piano Scores / Full Directions, Herman, Michael (collected and arranged by)
6 Herman, Michael (collected and arranged by) Folk Dances for All Community Dances from Fifteen Countries / Background Notes / Piano Scores / Full Directions
New York Barnes & Noble, Inc. 1948 2nd Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is a trade paperback. The book is in Very Good+ condition. There is some ground-in dirt to the covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "We call these dances community folk dances because that is exactly what they are. These are the dances that are being done by people all over the country in their homes, clubs, churches, schools, parks, and wherever else good folks get together for an evening of fun." 
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A TREASURY OF STEPHEN FOSTER with arrangements by Ray Lev and Dorothy Berliner Commins, Howard, John Tasker (historical Notes), Stephen Foster
7 Howard, John Tasker (historical Notes), Stephen Foster A TREASURY OF STEPHEN FOSTER with arrangements by Ray Lev and Dorothy Berliner Commins
New York Random House 1946 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by William Sharp 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some light toning to the endpapers (both front and rear). The dust jacket has a couple of edge tears, two of which are approximately an inch in length and have some light nicking / wear. There is some rubbing and light wear to the edges of the dust jacket in general. The book includes a foreword by Deems Taylor and historical notes by John Tasker Howard. "So far as I know, only one song has ever made the Hit Parade eighty-seven years after it was written and seventy-seven years after the death of its composer. That song is Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, by Stephen Collins Foster. In 1940 and '41, when the broadcasters and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers were feuding, the radio suddenly discovered Jeanie. She was sung, she was played - as a ballad, an aria, a chorus, a fantasy, a ballet, a foxtrot, a swing tune. " 
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The Books of American Negro Spirituals (The Book of American Negro Spirituals and The Second Book of....) Two Volumes in One: Words and Music of 120 Spirituals, Johnson, James Weldon and J. Rosamond Johnson
8 Johnson, James Weldon and J. Rosamond Johnson The Books of American Negro Spirituals (The Book of American Negro Spirituals and The Second Book of....) Two Volumes in One: Words and Music of 120 Spirituals
New York Viking Press, Inc. 1951 5th Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks, chips and rubbed spots, along with a two inch + tear to the to the top front spine joint. 
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THE SESAME STREET SONG BOOK, Raposo, Joe and Jeffrey Moss (Words and Music)
9 Raposo, Joe and Jeffrey Moss (Words and Music) THE SESAME STREET SONG BOOK
New York Simon & Schuster / Children's Television Network 1971 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Loretta Trezzo 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and some edge wear (especially the top rear edge) along with some ground-in dirt and a couple of small spots. Sesame street first aired on public television in 1969 with the idea that being able to hold the attention of children through puppets, music, fast-moving action and humor would be a way to teach them at the same time. This book includes lyrics and music to 36 of the most popular Sesame Street songs, including: Sesame Street, AB-C-DEF-GHI, Circles, Five People in my Family, J Jump, I've Got Two, Kids, Right in the Middle of my Face, The People in your Neighborhood, Rub Your Tummy, A Face, High, Middle, Low, Everyone Makes Mistakes, Bein' Green, I Love Trash, Sing, The Garden, Rubber Duckie, and more. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Pop Makers British Rock 'n' Roll, the Sound the Scene the Action, Silver, Caroline
10 Silver, Caroline The Pop Makers British Rock 'n' Roll, the Sound the Scene the Action
New York Scholastic Book Services 1966 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front inside covers. "The word pop covers an enormous field of music. This is because pop is simply the music that at any given time is popular; it appeals to a large number of people. It follows that it is the music which many people find expressive of their feelings, and, while jazz music, popular or not, is traditionally concerned with melodic inflections as a kind of human speech, pop music concerns itself with the current human mood." 
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Primer of Braille Music 1939 printing, Special Committee on Braille Music and the American Foundation for the Blind
11 Special Committee on Braille Music and the American Foundation for the Blind Primer of Braille Music 1939 printing
Louisville, KY American Printing House for the Blind 1939 Reprint Paperback Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Blind students are a low-incidence factor in the overall population; in an entire career, a music teacher may encounter such a student only once or twice. Overwhelmed by what seems to be required, but unable to locate suitable resources, the teacher may still try to do the right thing despite having virtually no tools. A general awareness about Braille music and its availability can help to resolve this dilemma. While literary Braille is well-known as a tool that blind students can use to read text, surprisingly few people are aware that Louis Braille, a blind piano teacher, also invented music Braille to help blind students learn to read and play music. The general principles of literary Braille and music Braille are similar. Both systems use a “cell” containing six dots in varying combinations that blind people read by touching, but music Braille, which is the only internationally unified code, assigns different meanings to the dot combinations." 
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Primer of Braille Music Authorized Edition 1930 (in one pamphlet), Special Committee on Braille Music and the American Foundation for the Blind
12 Special Committee on Braille Music and the American Foundation for the Blind Primer of Braille Music Authorized Edition 1930 (in one pamphlet)
Louisville, KY American Printing House for the Blind 1930 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and is written entirely in BRAILLE. The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. " While literary Braille is well-known as a tool that blind students can use to read text, surprisingly few people are aware that Louis Braille, a blind piano teacher, also invented music Braille to help blind students learn to read and play music. The general principles of literary Braille and music Braille are similar. Both systems use a “cell” containing six dots in varying combinations that blind people read by touching, but music Braille, which is the only internationally unified code, assigns different meanings to the dot combinations.Music educators can help blind Braille readers learn music reading skills. An entire Braille music symbol system correlating to the print music system exists, and a large amount of sheet music for individual or group use is available. Taking advantage of existing resources, teachers can provide Braille music so that blind students have the opportunity to learn to read music at the same time that sighted students do. If the effort is successful, the Braille student can read music independently and can participate in ensemble groups or perform as a soloist to the extent that his or her musical ability allows." 
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The Galaxy A New and Brilliant Collection of Music for Choirs, Conventions, Singing Classes and Musical Societies, Suffern, J. William
13 Suffern, J. William The Galaxy A New and Brilliant Collection of Music for Choirs, Conventions, Singing Classes and Musical Societies
Cleveland, Oh/san Francisco, CA S. Brainard's Sons / A. Waldteufel 1877 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. Paper covered boards have a flexible cloth spine. The edges of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing and some light paper loss. The text pages have tidemarking to the foredges of all the pages and some random foxing throughout. The endpapers have noticeable foxing and tidemarking and there is a previous owner's ink stamped name on the front pastedown and front endpaper. "In the present work the Author has thought best to omit as much reading matter as possible, and use the space thus gained for a more extended course of practical exercises, which will save much valuable time both to teacher and pupil leaving the Choice of language to be used in demonstrating problems entirely to the teacher. " 
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Braille Music-notation For The Blind As Arranged by the International Commission, and Confirmed by the Congress of Cologne, 1888..., Watson, Edward
14 Watson, Edward Braille Music-notation For The Blind As Arranged by the International Commission, and Confirmed by the Congress of Cologne, 1888...
London / New York Novello and Company 1902 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is fraying to both front and rear spine joints (along the entire length of the of the joints). The book covers have some light rubbing, bumping and loss of paper at the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate (LeRoy H. Brant) on the front pastedown page. Laid-in are a pair of braille music plates. "The Braille is the universal system of Music-Notaion for the Blind. Hitherto, however, no text book on Braille music has appeared, the only available literature being a short key to the system (a small book of reference merely, as its title suggests) published by the British and Foreign Blind Association, London. Very few sighted musicians in this country have had the opportunity of acquiring a practical, professional knowledge of both the Braille and the Sighted notation systems." ""Though based on sound principles. Braille Music-notationcould not, in the nature of things, develop very rapidly; indeed, Louis Braille himself worked assiduously upon its rudiments for some years, until, in 1834, he considered it sufficiently satisfactory to be put to general use, and at his death in 1852, it was still in a comparatively elementary form. It is scarcely the function of a preface to outline the long history of the development of this notation system, but it is relevant to state that serious divergence of practice soon began to arise in the various countries where the method had been adopted. The causes were the want of text-book matter, the lack of co-ordination due to the isolating effect of distance, and the absence of facilities for rapid intercommunication such as we enjoy today. Perhaps this was not entirely without its advantages, since it undoubtedly stimulated original thinking and experimentation. The situation was saved, however, in 1888, when an International Congress held in Cologne effected an agreement between France, England, Germany and Denmark, by which the system was standardised in those countries. The spread of mere local practice was much to be deprecated, because of the risk of jeopardising, if not entirely wrecking, any possibility of the ultimate universal acceptance of one uniform system." Only four copies of this book are noted in Worldcat. 
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Blow High, Blow Low, Wilson, Edward A.
15 Wilson, Edward A. Blow High, Blow Low
New York American Artists Group, Inc. 1941 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Edward Wilson 
B&W Illustrations; This is a small format book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several medium sized edge chips, some fading, especially to the rear panel and spine ends. The book contains a series of sea chanties, including: The Method of Mortimer Jones, Blow the Man Down, Whiskey for my Johnny, The Maid of Amsterdam, High Barbaree, Boston, and, Ballade of Liquid Refreshment. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Spanish-American Song and Game Book, Workers Of Writers' Project (compiled by)
16 Workers Of Writers' Project (compiled by) The Spanish-American Song and Game Book
New York A. S. Barnes and Company 1942 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Artists of the WPA - New Mexico 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and edge wear to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small to smallish tears, including a one inch semi-closed tear with a chip at the bottom front spine joint. There is some rubbing and nicking to the dust jacket spine as well. The rear panel of the dust jacket has some toning. "Here is a collection of songs and games which are actually a part of the folk lore of America. It is particularly timely because it gives the opportunity for all American boys and girls to become acquainted with these games and songs." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Jefferson Airplane And the San Francisco Sound, Gleason, Ralph J.
The Jefferson Airplane And the San Francisco Sound

Blow High, Blow Low, Wilson, Edward A.
Blow High, Blow Low

The Pop Makers British Rock 'n' Roll, the Sound the Scene the Action, Silver, Caroline
The Pop Makers British Rock 'n' Roll, the Sound the Scene the Action

 
 
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