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[Poster]: Suwanee River Male Quartette Vocalists and Instrumentalists Will Appear in Association Hall Thanksgiving Evening Thursday Nov. 28, 1912...
[Poster]: Suwanee River Male Quartette Vocalists and Instrumentalists Will Appear in Association Hall Thanksgiving Evening Thursday Nov. 28, 1912...

Philadelphia: Scorer Lyceum Bureau, 1912. Poster printed in red and black with two photographic images on cardstock. Approximately 11" x 14". Small chips and a tear in the... more>>


Minstrel Jokes & Songs. Words and Music Complete. Instructions for Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar
Minstrel Jokes & Songs. Words and Music Complete. Instructions for Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar

Chicago: Max Stein Pub. House, [1920]. Small octavo. 32pp. Illustrated yellow wrappers. Pages toned, small nick on one page margin, else near fine. Skits and music. more>>


Congaree Sketches: Scenes from Negro Life In the Swamps of the Congaree and Tales by Tad and Scip of Heaven and Hell with Other Miscellany ADAMS, Edward C.L.
Congaree Sketches: Scenes from Negro Life In the Swamps of the Congaree and Tales by Tad and Scip of Heaven and Hell with Other Miscellany

Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1927. First edition. Introduction by Paul Green. Boards a little soiled, near fine in near fine dustwrapper with some toning and small... more>>


Negro Spirituals: For Four-Part Mixed Voices: De Gospel Train
Negro Spirituals: For Four-Part Mixed Voices: De Gospel Train

New York: Harold Flammer, 1938. Single issue. De Gospel Train, #81086. Concert version by Noble Cain. 8pp. Unbound wrappers. Near fine. OCLC locates three copies. more>>


[Sheet Music Score]: Listen to the Mocking Bird; Melody by Richard Milburn HAWTHORNE, Alice [pseudonym of Septimus Winner]
[Sheet Music Score]: Listen to the Mocking Bird; Melody by Richard Milburn

Philadelphia: Winner & Shuster, 110 North Eighth St., (1855). First edition. Folio. 5pp., with an illustrated front cover engraved by R.M. Gaw. Disbound, partial tear to the last page, else very... more>>


Bones His Gags and Stump Speeches: Nigger and Dutch Stories and Dialogues, "Broken China" Dialect Pieces and Other Conundrums [bound with]: Tambo His Jokers and Funny Sayings with which is incorporated Hints to the Amateur Minstrel. [Cover title]: Wehman's Minstrel Sketches [Anonymous], Bobby Newcomb
Bones His Gags and Stump Speeches: Nigger and Dutch Stories and Dialogues, "Broken China" Dialect Pieces and Other Conundrums [bound with]: Tambo His Jokers and Funny Sayings with which is incorporated Hints to the Amateur Minstrel. [Cover title]: Wehman's Minstrel Sketches

New York: Wehman's Bros., 1879, 1882. Early edition. Two volumes bound together as published. 12mo. 50, 4, 6, [4]ads; 60, [4]ads pp. Illustrated wrappers. Pages age-toned... more>>


Quartet of the New Jersey Manual Training and Industrial School [Bordentown School]
Quartet of the New Jersey Manual Training and Industrial School

Bordonton, New Jersey: New Jersey Manual Training and Industrial School, [circa 1920]. One leaf folded to make four pages. Glazed greenish paper. Photographically illustrated. A few tiny spots, very near fine. A... more>>


Christy's New Songster and Black Joker CHRISTY, E. Byron and William E. Christy
Christy's New Songster and Black Joker

New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, (1868). 12mo. 72pp. Illustrated orange wrappers. Pages a bit toned, small chip in top corner of front wrap, still a very nice, very good or better copy. more>>


[Broadsheet]: Death Only A Dream [and] I Do, Don't You? CROOKS, Rev. J.H., arranger
[Broadsheet]: Death Only A Dream [and] I Do, Don't You?

[Nashville, Tennessee?: The Author?, circa 1910?]. Broadsheet printed both sides with photographic portrait of Crooks. Approximately 5.5" x 10.5". Short tears at the edges of the old... more>>


[Sheet music]: Copper Colored Gal DAVIS, Benny and J. Fred Coots
[Sheet music]: Copper Colored Gal

New York: Mills Music, 1936. One leaf folded to make four pages. Faint bookstore stamp and grease pencil number, both on front wrap, very good or better. Music for... more>>


Programme. Donavin's Famous Tennesseeans! Colored Concert Company DONAVIN, J.W., Proprietor
Programme. Donavin's Famous Tennesseeans! Colored Concert Company

Delaware, O.: F.T. Evans Gas Print, [1873?]. One leaf folded to make four pages. Printed yellow wrappers with portrait of Donavin on front wrap. Very near fine. Presumably a stock... more>>


Who Knows? DUNBAR, Paul Laurence and Ernest R. Ball
Who Knows?

New York: M. Witmark & Sons, (1908). Reprint (with ad for song dated in 1915). Sheet music. Folio. [8]pp. Pencil name, small tear on front wrap, near fine. BAL 4958. more>>


The Minstrel Show, or, Burnt Cork Comicalities: A Collection of Comic Songs, Jokes, Stump Speeches, Monologues, Interludes, and Afterpieces for Minstrel Entertainments MARBLE, Ed[ward].
The Minstrel Show, or, Burnt Cork Comicalities: A Collection of Comic Songs, Jokes, Stump Speeches, Monologues, Interludes, and Afterpieces for Minstrel Entertainments

[No place: no publisher, circa 1890]. Small octavo. [32]pp. Illustrated self-wrappers. Small chips and foxing on the wrappers, faint dampstaining, cheap paper browned, a... more>>


The Story Of The Jubilee Singers; With Their Songs MARSH, J.B.T. (PIKE, G.D., Rev.)
The Story Of The Jubilee Singers; With Their Songs

London: Hodder And Stoughton, 1886. New edition completing one hundred and tenth thousand. 265pp. Brown cloth stamped in black and gilt. Photographic frontispiece (not... more>>


[Sheet Music]: Happy Am I MICHAUX, Elder Lightfoot). Henderson (or Henson) and Marsh, words and music
[Sheet Music]: Happy Am I

Washington, D.C.: Published by Elder Lightfoot Michaux, (1933). Illustrated self-wrappers. One leaf folded to make four pages. Printed in blue. Very light wear, near fine. A nice example of this... more>>


[Photograph]: African-American Blues Guitar Player
[Photograph]: African-American Blues Guitar Player

[Circa 1920]. Cabinet photograph. Sepia-toned image of an African-American man playing a guitar outside on a porch. Image size 3.5" x 5" mounted on... more>>


[Program]: Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra 1937-38 Fifth Season [with Broadsheet]: S. Hurok Presents the Sensation of the Century Marian Anderson: American Negro Contralto (ANDERSEN, Marian)
[Program]: Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra 1937-38 Fifth Season [with Broadsheet]: S. Hurok Presents the Sensation of the Century Marian Anderson: American Negro Contralto

Dayton: (Blum Printing Company), 1937. Octavo. 14pp. Stapled printed wrappers. Tiny tear, very near fine. A program for the Orchestra's season and specifically for a... more>>


Trampin': Negro Spiritual BOATNER, Edward H.
Trampin': Negro Spiritual

New York: William Maxwell, 1931. First edition. Folio. 5, [1]pp. Printed wrappers. Slight tear at the bottom of the spine, slight age-toning, near fine. Spiritual by... more>>


Twenty-Four Negro Melodies COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, S.
Twenty-Four Negro Melodies

Boston: Oliver Ditson Company / (Merrymount Press), 1905. First edition, hardcover issue. Tall quarto. Red and green cloth gilt. Slight fraying at the extremities of the boards, very good or... more>>


Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: Transcribed for the Piano COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, S.
Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: Transcribed for the Piano

Boston: Oliver Ditson, (1905). First edition, wrappered issue with dustwrapper. Folio. Foreword by Booker T. Washington. Stiff card wrappers. A fine copy, especially... more>>


Negro Spirituals: Go Tell It On the Mountain GAUL, Harvey B., arranged by
Negro Spirituals: Go Tell It On the Mountain

Philadelphia: Oliver Ditson Company, 1922. First edition. Folio. 5pp. Printed wrappers. Modest age-toning, near fine. more>>


Saint Louis Blues HANDY, W.C.
Saint Louis Blues

New York: Handy Brothers Music Co. Inc., (1940). Quarto. 5, [1]pp. Bi-folium with loose leaf laid in. Some rubbing and faint creases, very good. Small affixed typed label: "When Mary... more>>


Inscribed Photograph of the Ink Spots [JONES, Hoppy]
Inscribed Photograph of the Ink Spots

[circa 1940]. 8" x 10" black and white photograph of the Ink Spots performing. Lightly worn with one small chip, else near fine. Inscribed by... more>>


H.T. Burleigh: Composer by Divine Right and "The American Coleridge-Taylor" KRAMER, A. Walter
H.T. Burleigh: Composer by Divine Right and "The American Coleridge-Taylor"

[No place]: Reprinted from "Musical America", 1916. Offprint. One page folded to make four. Horizontal crease to the front wrap, else about fine. more>>


Broadside: The Quintette's Credentials LACY, F.H.
Broadside: The Quintette's Credentials

(No place: no publisher, no date – circa 1910). Small broadside or handbill approximately 5" x 7". One tiny tear, else fine. A picture of the musical quintet surmounts a 13-line poem... more>>


[Sheet Music Score]: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928 McHUGH, Jimmy (Lew Leslie)
[Sheet Music Score]: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1928

New York: Jack Mills Inc., 1928. First edition. Music by Jimmy McHugh, words by Dorothy Fields, arranged for the Ukulele by M. Kalua. Folio. 5, [1]pp., with a color... more>>


The Negro and His Songs: A Study of Typical Negro Songs in the South ODUM, Howard W. and Guy B. JOHNSON
The Negro and His Songs: A Study of Typical Negro Songs in the South

Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1925. First edition. A thin, horizontal strip of cloth neatly removed from the rear board, some pervasive splash marks on the spine, hinges... more>>


The Story of the Jubilee Singers; with Their Songs (PIKE, G.D., and J.B.T. Marsh)
The Story of the Jubilee Singers; with Their Songs

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1876. Third edition. Publisher's dark green decorative cloth stamped in black and gold. 232pp., and frontispiece plate with a mounted... more>>


Liber Anni 1938. Dunbar High School (TAYLOR, Billy)
Liber Anni 1938. Dunbar High School

Washington, DC: Dunbar High School, 1938. Quarto. Black leather-grained cloth embossed in red. Tear to the cloth along the spine has been professionally repaired, else very... more>>


Ten Little Nigger Tunes Easily Arranged for the Pianoforte NICHOLLS, Heller
Ten Little Nigger Tunes Easily Arranged for the Pianoforte

London: Warren & Phillips, 1928. First edition. Quarto. Decorated wrappers. Slight repair to the head of the spine near the front panel, a little overall soiling, a... more>>


On the Trail of Negro Folk-Songs SCARBOROUGH, Dorothy. Assisted by Ola Lee Gulledge
On the Trail of Negro Folk-Songs

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925. First edition. A trifle rubbed, still fine lacking the uncommon dustwrapper. The Texas-born Scarborough was a musicologist and... more>>


At An Old Virginia Wedding STEINBERG, Maurice
At An Old Virginia Wedding

New York: T.B. Harms & Co., 1900. Printed as a musical supplement to the Philadelphia Press. 10.5" x 14". Very good with some moderate soiling and a few small tears. more>>


The Dime Dialogues No. 9: A New Collection of Choice Original Colloquies, Acting Dialogues, Minor Dramas, Debates, Etc., for Schools, Exhibitions, Parlors, Etc., Etc. Prepared Especially for This Series ST. JOHN, Henry, Louis Legrand, Lucy A. Sharlette, G.S.L., H. G. Dwight, Kate A. Peters, Alta Grant, John R. Craigholm, Charles G. West
The Dime Dialogues No. 9: A New Collection of Choice Original Colloquies, Acting Dialogues, Minor Dramas, Debates, Etc., for Schools, Exhibitions, Parlors, Etc., Etc. Prepared Especially for This Series

New York: Beadle and Adams, Publishers, (1871). 12mo. Illustrated yellow wrappers. 96, [6]pp. Paper quite toned as usual, small chips at the corners, slight erosion on the spine, a... more>>


The Life, Travels, Labors and Helpers of Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Famous Negro Evangelist [cover title]: Amanda Smith; or, The Life and Mission of a Slave Girl TAYLOR, Rev. Marshall W., D.D.
The Life, Travels, Labors and Helpers of Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Famous Negro Evangelist [cover title]: Amanda Smith; or, The Life and Mission of a Slave Girl

Cincinnati: Printed by Cranston & Stowe for the Author, 1887. First edition. Introduction by Rev. J. Krehbiel. 63, [1]pp., frontispiece portrait. Original printed pale blue wrappers. Light... more>>


[Broadside]: Hurtig and Seaman Present Their All Colored Novelty Sensation 4-11-44 with Eddie Hunter and a supporting cast of the World's Greatest Colored Entertainers - And Lieut. Tim Brymn... Mr. Jazz Himself and his Jazz Harmonic Orchestra. 30 - Vampin' Brown Skin Shebas - 30. 6 - Dancing Spades - 6... (Tim Brymn and his Black Devil Orchestra)
[Broadside]: Hurtig and Seaman Present Their All Colored Novelty Sensation 4-11-44 with Eddie Hunter and a supporting cast of the World's Greatest Colored Entertainers - And Lieut. Tim Brymn... Mr. Jazz Himself and his Jazz Harmonic Orchestra. 30 - Vampin' Brown Skin Shebas - 30. 6 - Dancing Spades - 6...

New York: Casino Theatre, 1927. Narrow broadside. Approximately 3.5" x 16". Cheap paper browned, still a nice, very good copy of this narrow and fragile broadside... more>>


[Photograph]: Rachel Walker: The Creole Nightingale (TURNER, Rachel Walker)
[Photograph]: Rachel Walker: The Creole Nightingale

[Circa 1896]. Cabinet photograph. Approximately 4.25" x 6.5". Image size approximately 3.75" x 5.5". Very slight foxing to the card, but not the... more>>


Rhythmic Responses of Negro and White Children Two to Six With a Special Focus on Regulated and Free Rhythm Situations VAN ALSTYNE, Dorothy and Emily Osborne
Rhythmic Responses of Negro and White Children Two to Six With a Special Focus on Regulated and Free Rhythm Situations

Washington, D.C.: Society for Research in Child Development, National Research Council, 1937. First edition. Printed brown wrappers. 63pp., charts. Very light crease on front wrap, else near fine. From the series Monographs of... more>>


Printing plate for the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ Song “It’s Me (O Lord)” WORK, John W., II
Printing plate for the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ Song “It’s Me (O Lord)”

[circa 1902]. Brass printing plate mounted on mahogany(?) woodblock. Evidence of ink and light wear, very good or better. Reportedly this plate was... more>>


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