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Category: All Categories: Music: Scores and Songbooks: Bawdy Music
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Bullen, A. H.  
Speculum Amantis : Love Poems from Rare Songbooks and Miscellanies of the Seventeenth Century

Publisher: Privately Printed; London: 1902.
Good+ with no dust jacket Hardcover 129 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Dark steel-blue cloth, gilt spine lettering and decor, top edge gilt, heavy laid paper throughout, footnotes, about 110 poems of a rather racy nature. Poems only. No tunes. ; Reprint of 1889 original. Limited edition stated. Author warns that some of the lyrics contained herein may 'bring a blush to a fair nymph's cheek', or 'pass the bounds of conventional propriety'. ; Pages a bit yellowed from age. Gift note dated 1926 penned on front free endpaper. Cloth discolored on upper part of front board. Many leaves unopened. Binding tight. Scarce.

Appr.: | AUD 22.97 CAD 22.67 EUR 16.04 GBP 13.45 JPY 1,700.00 MXN 283.33 ZAR 242.86 

Purchase direct from: Alan's Used Books. Item number: 10977.
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Randolph, Vance, edited by G. Legman  
Roll Me in Your Arms : Unprintable Ozark Folksongs and Folklore, Volume 1, Folksongs and Music

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press; Fayetteville, Ark: 1992.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket First Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1557282315 581 pages; 4to (11") 28cm; Dark blue cloth, index, discography, 180 ribald folklore songs with lyrics, tunes, guitar chords, piano parts and historical notes, many also with two or three variants. ; Collected 1915-1955. Superb introduction by Legman detailing history of prudish collectors 'laundering' erotic folkore. ; Small price sticker on inside rear flap, as issued. Minor wear. No marks. Binding tight. Scarce.

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Shay, Frank Illustrated by: Illustrated by John Held Jr.  
Drawn from the Wood : Consolations in Words and Music for Pious Friends and Drunken Companions

Publisher: Macaulay Company; N. Y. : 1929.
Very Good with no dust jacket Second Edition; Fourth Printing Hardcover 186 pages; 8vo (9") 21cm; Green cloth, brown illustrated endpapers (one nude) plus numerous folksy b/w woodcut illustrations in text, appendix of drink recipes, about 75 old drinking and barroom songs both folklore and composed, most with tunes. ; New updated edition of 'My Pious Friends and Drunken Companions', 1928. Musical arrangements 'for any degree of inebriety' by Helen Ramsey. One of the best books of drinking songs ever published. (We have two units of this title, the second is G only, no illustrated endpapers) ; Cloth tanned on spine and around edges. A few pages have faint thumb smudges. Cloth worn at ends of spine. Binding tight and square. Scarce. ; Wood block print

Appr.: | AUD 40.54 CAD 40.00 EUR 28.30 GBP 23.73 JPY 3,000.00 MXN 500.00 ZAR 428.57 

Purchase direct from: Alan's Used Books. Item number: 6166.
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